March 10, 2017, will be the first day of MicroCampus. MicroCampus is a Program where 28 students travel to Xizhou from Shanghai and start an Inquiry project. I am one of those students and I choose the topic Ca Study of Small Businesses.
In Phase 0 we looked at all the inquiry projects and narrowed it down to one which for me was Case Study: Local Business and Industries. Then we brainstormed essential questions to answer when doing our Inquiry Project. We also looked at advice from the Alumni, so we are equipped with knowledge when we get to Xizhou.
In Phase 1 I examined what I have learned, and I did some background research so I can know a few things about my topic before I even get to Xizhou. I then made my 10 Big Question that I will have a chance to answer in Xizhou.
In this phase, I will be collecting information form my background research and in my time in Xizhou. In Phase 1 I explored what I already know and what I want to know through the research.
Background Information (From Phase 1):
Small business is commonly referred to as that backbone of our economy. Small business (a business with 500 or fewer employees) make up about 99.7 percent of businesses, and they employ a lot of people.