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Business Camp
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Project Type(s):

Region: Ashanti
Country: Ghana
Volunteer(s) Name: PCV Kuwamura
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Hawaii
Funds community contributed: 0
Funds needed were: 0
Funds requested were: 0
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Ghana 2009 (19).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Health Club, High School Kitchen, Kindergarten/Nursery School, Know the Facts: HIV/AIDS Film Shows, Kumasi Ventilated-Improved Pit Latrines for Community Schools, Lebali Group Work Structure and Business Training, Men as Partners (MAP), Polytank for a High School, Sex Workers HIV/AIDS Awareness … further results
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Other Projects in Ghana (41).
Beaders' Community Workshop, Business Camp, Camp BALL, Capacity-Building Workshop on the Health Benefits of Moringa, Cape Coast Field Trip, Community Rabbit-Rearing Project, Computer and Library Access, Computers for Junior High School, Cultural Club, Daughter to Work Day, Environment Club, Expansion of Rainwater Harvesting System, Fufulso Schools Rainwater Collection System, Ghana Longboat HIV Educational Expedition (GLEE), HIV/AIDS Educational Murals … further results
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Info about the Business Camp

This is being adapted from a HIV/AIDS camp that was for primary age students. The camp was for 5 days, but the sessions were for 3 days.

[edit] Day 1

Welcome and introductions

“everyone lives by selling something”

Explain what this session is about, what will happen during your sessions for the week.

Start by asking questions about what their parents do:

You get at the point that all their family survive (and prosper for those that are good at what they do) by selling or producing something

Briefly go over the plan for the next three days:

So what is a business?

There are three types of businesses:

[edit] Day 2


can identify which type of business it is. (ie kente : producing and selling, fanta: buying and selling, etc.)


So what is a business? What are the three types? Some examples?

Now will look at Pricing

So what is Pricing?

So figuring out how much you want to charge for kente or wash someones hair

Remind them that they will be running a business of their own, so it is very important that they pay attention… if they want to be successful and make money.

After you price your product or service, what do you need?

So what is marketing?

How can you market your products?

Why should you use marketing?

Now they are going to spend the next day preparing for their business, so you can review everything that you just went over and explain about the business they are going to run. Since they also had sessions about environment, we sold moringa seedling and for fun we also did jolly juice. They could use the information they learned about moringa during their environment session in their sales pitch, etc.

[edit] Day 3

Welcome back to biz

Review of Day 1:

Now we want to talk about how things went yesterday, and if you were able to make a profit on your business

What is income?

What is expense?

How does money come in?

How does money go out?

So lets look at our business:

So now that we know our income and expenses, we can figure out if the business was successful or not

How can you tell if your business is good?

How can you tell if your business is bad?

How do you figure out if you made a profit or ran at a loss?

Money in from sales minus money out for expenses = profit or loss

Is profit the same as income?


Gh¢ 10 (money from sales) - Gh¢ 7 (money out for expenses) = Gh¢ 3 PROFIT

Loss means you spend more money on producing or buying your product/service than you receive by selling it

Gh¢ 7 (money from sales) - Gh¢ 10 (money out for expenses) = Gh¢ -3 LOSS

Now lets calculate our profit/loss

Final Review:

Keys to a good business:

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