IT133Course_Project - Final Project Creating your own business

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					Scenario

You have an entrepreneurial spirit and decided to start your own business. You know that there is much to do. You
decide to use the Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) you have recently learned about to
create some documents you need to start your business.

You decide to use
  • MS Word to create a flyer to announce your grand opening,
  • MS PowerPoint to create a presentation you can present to a bank or other investors requesting a loan
  • MS Excel to create your start up budget.


Deliverables



  •   One MS Word document: Final_Flyer_yourlastname.docx
  •   One MS Excel workbook: Final_Budget_yourlastname.xlsx
  •   One PowerPoint presentation: Final_Presentation_yourlastname.pptx



Project Details

Part 1: MS Word - Create a one page Opening Day Flyer in for your new business using MS Word. The flyer must
include at a minimum the specifications listed below.

  a. Select a theme. Microsoft Office comes with variety of themes that you can choose to make a more
     professional looking document. Your flyer should be in landscape orientation.
  b. Include the following information in your flyer:
        o Company Name
        o Date and Time of Opening
        o Location of Opening
         o    Description of business
         o    Events to take place
         o    Additional information you feel is required
  c.   Add Word Art. Some of the text must be added using Word Art.
  d.   Add a graphic. The graphic should be appropriate for your business. It could be a logo you created or clip art.
  e.   Add a table. Tables can be used to help organize your data on a page. You might use your table to list the
       dates and time of the scheduled events.
  f.   Add a Footer. The footer should include your name, course and section number, and the date. This information
       should be centered.
  g.   Ensure Flyer is well written. Information presented should be easily understood.
  h.   Ensure all choices add to the creation of a well designed document. It is important that your flyer
       reflects knowledge of Microsoft Word features as covered in the course.

Part 2: MS Excel - Create a Start up Budget and first 6 months operating expenses for your new Business using MS
Excel. The Excel spreadsheet must include at a minimum the specifications listed below:

  a. Create two worksheets. The first worksheet should contain your expected expenses for start-up cost. The
     second worksheet what you expect it to cost to run your new business for the first 6 months.
  b. Name the two worksheets on the tab. The first worksheet should be named "Startup Costs" and the second
     "6 Month Expenses."
  c. Include the following information on the first worksheet:
        o Start up costs you might incur to start your business, such as equipment, supplies, deposits for electric,
          water, phone, etc. You may make up items and values based on your business. Must have at a minimum 5
          items.


Example: You need 10 laptops and each cost $1,599. Your total would be $15,990 for the computers. Fees to have
water turned on might be $250 for a deposit.

         oFormulas for totals of the Startup cost.
         oAppropriate labels to identify all categories, columns, row, totals and other computed values.
         oA multi-row title section at the top of the first worksheet, merging cells as needed. Title should include a
          title for the worksheet, your name, course and section, and the date.
  d. Include the following format for the first worksheet:
       o Column heading cells should have a background color and the text should be in Arial 12 point and bold.
       o Totals should be clearly labeled and the values formatted with dollar signs ($).
       o Title section at top of page should be in Font of choice 14 point, bold and a background color of choice.
  e. Include the following information on the second worksheet:
       o Estimated monthly expenses for the first 6 months, such as salaries (don't forget your own salary),
          electric, water, phone, Internet connection, supplies and anything else you may need. Must have at a
          minimum 5 expenses.


Example: You have talked to other business owners in the area and know they spend approximately $275 per month
for electricity except in the winter months when it increases to roughly $350 per month. You need to hire 5 employees
and you will start them out with different monthly salaries and they range from $2500 to $4600 per month
(remember months with 31 days should be a little higher than those with 30 days).

        o Formulas for totals for each month and categories and an overall total for the 6 months.
        o Appropriate labels to identify all categories, columns, rows, totals and other computed values.
  f. Include the following format for the second worksheet
        o Column heading cells should have a background color and the text should be in Arial 12 point and bold.
        o Totals should be clearly labeled and the values formatted with dollar signs ($).
  g. Ensure your workbook has an appropriate layout that reflects the use of Excel concepts and techniques
     covered in class.
  h. Ensure all choices made add to the creation of a professional, well-designed document and that spelling
     and grammar are correct.

Part 3: PowerPoint - Create a slide show that includes 8-10 slides, you could use to present your business idea to a
bank or other investors using MS PowerPoint. The flyer must include at a minimum the specification listed below –
35 Points

  a. Select a Design Theme. A design theme used throughout the slide show makes for a more professional
     looking presentation. There are many to choose from.
  b. Include a title slide. Title slide should include an appropriate name for your presentation, your name and the
     date created.
  c. Embed your MS Word Flyer onto the slide as an icon. When the icon is clicked, your MS Word flyer should
     appear
  d. Add a slide that highlights your expenses This should include start-up costs and first 6-months operating
     expenses.
  e. Embed the Expense workbook onto the slide as an icon. When the icon is clicked the workbook created in
     Part 2 should appear (see help files on Linking and Embedding for details on how to do this).
Remember, when you embed a file or object it is not linked to the source document any more, therefore changes to
the original file will not be reflected.

  f. Add a final slide. The final slide should include contact information, such as your phone number (made up),
     email address, fax number, etc.
  g. Add 4-6 additional slides. These slides should describe your business, your vision, a mission statement,
     slogan, etc. Include a slide explaining how you would promote your business via the internet (through use of a
     blog, advertisements on Google web searches, or other method)
  h. Add graphics to at least 3 slides The graphics could be clip art, or pictures. Please make sure you only add
     .gif or .jpg/jpeg files.
  i. Add Transitions between the slides.
  j. Ensure your project is a professional, well designed presentation. Spelling and grammar are correct.
     Presentation shows that you have a clear understanding of the concepts covered in PowerPoint during the
     course.

				
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