Virtual Business

Virtual Business

  • Clusters: Business Management & Administration
  • Pathways: Operations Management
  • Courses: Virtual Business
  • Grade range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
  • Release date: 12-13-2017
  • Tags: Digital Presence, Websites, Business, Virtual Business, Internet, Entrepreneurship, VBO, Virtual Business Office, Remote Communication, Business Communications, Local communication, Accounting, Financial, Assets, Liabilities, Revenue, Expenses, Web Presence, Online, Marketing, Online Business, Project-Management, Book Keeping, Target Market, E-Marketing, External and Internal Risks, Rewards, Entrepreneur, E-Commerce, Online Payment System, Niche Market, Competitive Advantage, Economies of Scale, General Market, Pricing, Billing, Fees, Recordkeeping, Taxes, Starting a Business, Website Design, Business Administration

Description

Virtual Business is designed for students to start a virtual business by creating a web presence, conducting online and off-line marketing, examining contracts appropriate for an online business, and demonstrating project-management skills. Students will also demonstrate book-keeping skills for a virtual business, maintain business records, and understand legal issues associated with a virtual business.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19376 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Virtual Business course scope and sequence within the Business Management and Administration Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Professional Standards and Communication

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: A Virtual Business

Resource ID: 11604 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about setting up a virtual business. Students will design floor plans for their businesses, create a newsletter about virtual assistants, and create a Gantt scheduling chart.
Resource ID: 11610 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, the student will investigate the external and internal risks to virtual businesses, and identify the many revenue streams for virtual businesses.
Resource ID: 11614 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn the steps required to set up an e-commerce business, research details pertaining to setting up a virtual business office, and evaluate and rate business websites.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Pricing and Procedures

Resource ID: 11619 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will show how to research pricing and billing practices for a virtual business and then appropriately set fees.
Resource ID: 11625 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will teach students the fundamentals of accounting needed to make the necessary financial decisions for running a successful virtual business.
Resource ID: 11627 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson students will learn about bookkeeping skills necessary for a virtual business office. Students will consider how business activities affect accounting equation, complete accounting equations and a chart of accounts. 
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 4: Resources and Requirements

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 5: Business and Customer Records

Resource ID: 11621 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will research information from the IRS pertaining to starting a business, tax issues, and keeping records. 
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 6: The Business Plan

Resource ID: 11600 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about e-marketing to select target markets and compare and contrast e-marketing techniques to traditional marketing techniques.
Resource ID: 11602 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will be introduced to creating an online presence. The lesson focuses on the aspects of business that needs to be considered before taking it online.
Resource ID: 11606 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson is an introduction to designing appealing websites for businesses. Focus is placed upon choosing the correct domain name, design style, and common mistakes made. 
Resource ID: 11610 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, the student will investigate the external and internal risks to virtual businesses, and identify the many revenue streams for virtual businesses.
Resource ID: 11612 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, the students will explain how to use niche marketing to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Your Virtual Business Office

Resource ID: 11604 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about setting up a virtual business. Students will design floor plans for their businesses, create a newsletter about virtual assistants, and create a Gantt scheduling chart.
Resource ID: 11614 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn the steps required to set up an e-commerce business, research details pertaining to setting up a virtual business office, and evaluate and rate business websites.
Resource ID: 11617 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will demonstrate ways of communicating with clients, both locally and remotely, and how to successfully apply that knowledge to business-related communications.
Resource ID: 11619 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will show how to research pricing and billing practices for a virtual business and then appropriately set fees.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 8: Project Management Skills

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.