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Vermont Chi

  1. 1. A stress buster kit created by teens to help manage daily stress experienced in life. Stress Buster Kit VERMONT CHI
  2. 2. Revised Project: Mission Statement <ul><li>VERMONT CHI’s mission is to offer a Stress Buster Kit made by and for teens. </li></ul><ul><li>This business is devoted to creating and assembling a product that will introduce students and teachers to meaningful techniques that can help them to manage stress, create a better classroom environment for students, and introduce them to strategies they can use beyond their high school years. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Revised Project: Vermont Chi Why? <ul><li>Change in: </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic focus </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Green responsibility </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What? </li></ul>Revised Project: Vermont Chi After being reviewed by current students within the entrepreneurship program, it was agreed upon that this product would be better marketed as a “Vermont made” product.
  5. 5. Revised Project: Vermont Chi <ul><li>A zen garden is a Japanese garden that offers raked gravel that resembles running water, rocks shaped like mountains, and plants. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Zen” means dry, which would be a garden with out any water. </li></ul><ul><li>Zen gardens are said to help heal and relax the mind, body, and soul. When stress arises they can rake the sand in slow strokes while breathing deeply. This is meant to calm them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Revised Project: Vermont Chi <ul><li>Zen Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Containing Vermont made products </li></ul><ul><li>Vermont gravel from a local construction business </li></ul><ul><li>Marble chips from Proctor Marble in Vermont </li></ul><ul><li>Different objects included in the Zen garden are made from local businesses from Vermont. </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging made by a local Vermont business owner. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Revised Project: Vermont Chi Who ? Hospitality and Entrepreneurship Second Year Students Vermont based businesses specializing in Vermont products.
  8. 8. <ul><li>REAL; Vermont REAL </li></ul><ul><li>National Foundation For Teaching Entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Entre Entrepreneurship Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Administration (Montpelier, VT) </li></ul><ul><li>Rutland County Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Stafford Technical Center Hospitality and Entrepreneurship Advisory Board members </li></ul><ul><li>Local Rutland business professionals </li></ul>Revised Project: Vermont Chi Who ?
  9. 9. Revised Project: Vermont Chi How? Marketing techniques would include social networking, as this has grown dramatically since the initial proposal of this project. Because of the change in demographics, Vermont Chi Stress Buster Kits will require marketing to those who value the Vermont brand, but also acknowledge the importance of stress management.
  10. 10. Revised Project: Competition <ul><li>Target Price: $14.98 </li></ul><ul><li>Office Playground Price: $6.95-$15.99 </li></ul><ul><li> Price: $7.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Barnes & Noble Price: $6.95 </li></ul><ul><li> Price: $19.99 </li></ul><ul><li> Price: $35-$550 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Pizzazz Pottery <ul><li>24 Royal Blue Stoneware Zen Garden dishes $9.00 each </li></ul><ul><li>24 Royal Blue Stoneware Pagodas $2.00 each </li></ul><ul><li>Total $264.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Caren Helm from Fair Haven, Vermont </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vermont Wooden Box <ul><li>Quote 8 by 2 square </li></ul><ul><li>$7.00 each box </li></ul><ul><li>Silk Screen on top (3 colors) </li></ul><ul><li>Screen fees waved </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Mark Rogers from Braitree, Vermont </li></ul>
  13. 13. Website Design <ul><li>Supported by David Townsend from a local Vermont business Small Planet Communications </li></ul><ul><li>He has helped us to create an outline for our businesses website </li></ul>
  14. 14. Revised Project: Vermont Chi <ul><li>Experiential learning is the key for many people to fully comprehend business theories and concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning, operating, reviewing, and evaluating their own business that will benefit themselves and their classmates is the optimum experience for students. </li></ul>Desired Outcomes
  15. 15. <ul><li>After this experience and the completion of writing their own business plan, students will be in a better position to decide whether or not entrepreneurship is for them. </li></ul><ul><li>In the state of Vermont, entrepreneurial enterprises are extremely prevalent among the types of businesses that citizens are involved in. </li></ul><ul><li>If, through participating in this program, a student can find a passion that was not apparent nor considered possible, then it shall be considered a success. </li></ul>Revised Project: Vermont Chi Desired Outcomes
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