Business and Personal Law
Starting a Business
Competitive Event Prep
Owning a business requires an understanding of finances, sales, human resources, and the law. Research the pros and cons of business ownership so you can explain them to your friend. Then use that information to prepare for your competitive event.
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Web site provides information on starting and managing a business.
Consumer resources from the federal government are available through this Web site. Use the Search box to locate specific information about buying and owning a business.
The Federal Citizen Information Center provides consumers with information about a variety of topics. Use the Search box to locate information about becoming an entrepreneur.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Web site provides information on employment law assistance for workers and small business. You can also find a variety of labor-related forms on this site.
The U.S. Department of Education's Web site has a section on Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO). These organizations help students hone their technical skills and develop leadership and teamwork skills that will serve them well as they prepare for the workforce and postsecondary education. Competitive events are part of the structure of most CTSOs.
Business Professionals of America is a national co-curricular career and technical organization for high school, college, and middle school students preparing for careers in business and information technology. On its Web site, you will find some competitive event tips.
The Future Business Leaders of America is the largest business education student organization in the world. On its Web site, you will find an example of a rubric that you can use to help you prepare for the competitive event in Unit 6.
DECA is the National Association of Marketing Students. On its Web site, you can read an article from the DECA Dimensions, January/February 2004 edition entitled "Get an Edge in Competitive Events."
Shows a full understanding of the topic. Facts are accurately presented. Research is cited.
Shows a good understanding of the topic. Most facts seem accurate. Research is cited.
Shows a good understanding of parts of the topic. Some facts seem accurate; others are opinion. Research may or may not be cited.
Does not seem to understand the topic very well. No facts offered; only opinions presented.
Ability to Answer Questions
Student is able to accurately answer almost all questions posed by judges about the topic.
Student is able to accurately answer most questions posed by judges about the topic.
Student is able to accurately answer a few questions posed by judges about the topic.
Student is unable to accurately answer questions posed by judges about the topic.
Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.
Student seems quite well prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.
The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that there was no rehearsal.
Student does not seem at all prepared to present.
Stays on topic all of the time.
Stays on topic most of the time.
Stays on topic some of the time.
It was hard to tell what the topic was. Student rambled and went off subject.