The activities in this assignment are focused on you arranging and carrying out an interview of an entrepreneur from your community. This entrepreneur could represent a non- profit enterprise or a commercial one, and could be in manufacturing, retailing, or service industries.
You should schedule completion of the various phases over a three-week period.
Interview a local entrepreneur, If you are lucky, the person may be a member of your family or a friend, Follow the guidelines for the interview and write a report based on the interview. The report should read like a newspaper or magazine story on an entrepreneur. The report is to be 500- 700 words. Focus on the most relevant and interesting information from the interview. Do not try to get every piece of information from the interview onto paper. The report should stress the interesting facts, not the mundane. In addition, this report must be presented orally to the class in a 3-minute presentation. The Assignment Checklist must be signed off at least twice by the teacher during the period of time between the start and submission of this assignment. The checklist must also be handed in with the report.
Web Resources and links:
Possible Interview Questions (do not use them all, pick the ones you like best or make up your own).
Options to the Oral Report are:
Interview: 20-40 minutes
Thank you note: 10 minutes Report: 3 hours.
Proof, layout and corrections: 30 minutes
To identify and select an entrepreneur to interview, you could draw from one of the following possible sources:
Follow the process in the attached link; "Interview of an Entrepreneur".