Project: 2013 Fall - Business Operations Research

Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

Students will be preparing projects to be competitive in our District and State competition. They will be taking the information and writing up a professional plan. In addition, they will be preparing a PowerPoint presentation to present to the judges. Any feedback to help students understand the process is beneficial.


The 2013 topic for each career category is the development of a plan to rebrand an existing business or organization to add value to the brand. Using an existing business or organization of their choice, participants will research the business or organization and its current branding efforts. Participants will develop a detailed plan to enhance or rebrand the organization. Efforts may include, but are not limited to, new logos, new mission statements, new signage, new digital media, new store layouts and the like. The goal of the revisions should be to add value to the brand and the organization.


*select an actual local business operation or organization *design a research conduct a research study, * analyze the results of the research study *Based on the results of the research prepare a detailed plan to enhance or rebrand the business or organization witht he goal of adding value, Prepare a porposed budget. Presnet the plan in a role-playing situation.



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Advanced Marketing Research

Student Outcomes:

Students will meet set deadlines: II. Introduction A. Description of the business or organization B. Description of the community (economic, geographic, demographic and socioeconomic factors) C. Description of the business or organization's mission, target market and existing branding efforts. III. Research Methods Used in the Study A. Description and rationale of the research methodologies selected to conduct the research study B. Process used to conduct the selected research methods. IV. Findings and Conclusions of the study A. Findings of the research study B. Conclusions based on the findings V. Proposed Rebranding Plan A. Objectives and rationale of the proposed rebranding plan B. Proposed activities and timelines VI. Proposed Budget A. Costs associated with proposed rebranding strategies B. Proposed metrics to measure return on investment (ROI)

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

Each section will be submitted by the due date and students will be evaluated on each section.

Teacher Role:

Teacher will teach each section and show examples, and grade each section upon completion.

Mentor Role:

Give students effective feedback, looking at content, sentence structure, grammar, etc.