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Entrepreneurs;Please respond to the following;Inc. magazine claims, ?Entrepreneurship is more mundane than it is sometimes portrayed... you don't need to be a person of mythical proportions to be very, very successful in building a company.? Discuss whether you agree or disagree with this statement and why.;Analyze the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur and determine if you have what it takes to start your own business. Provide specific examples to support your response.;week 1 diss 2;Strategic Management;Please respond to the following;Analyze the steps involved in developing a strategic plan for a company and determine which step is the most difficult to get right. Explain your rationale.;From the e-Activity, determine how you would leverage the support provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration in planning and starting your own business. Provide specific examples to support your response.;wek 2 diss 1;Choosing a Form of Ownership;Please respond to the following;From the e-Activity, describe the most appropriate form of ownership for your new franchise based on your current financial situation. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Assume the form of your new business will be a partnership (if you have not already done so). Discuss the types of conflicts that may arise and how you could prevent them from arising in the first place.;week 2 diss 2;Franchising and the Entrepreneur;Please respond to the following;Based on the case study (?Firehouse Subs?), determine which of the three options executives are considering would be most beneficial to a single franchise owner. Explain your rationale.;From the e-Activity, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a franchisee of the franchise you selected. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Buying an Existing Business;Please respond to the following;From the e-Activity, discuss the best possible method for determining the value of the business you selected. Explain your rationale.;Create a strategy for negotiating the purchase of the business you selected in the e-Activity.;week 3 diss 1;Feasibility Analyses and Business Plans;Please respond to the following;Develop an idea for a new business and conduct a feasibility analysis. Please be as creative as you like in the development of your idea (but as careful as you can be in your analysis of that idea).;Analyze the steps involved in crafting a wining business plan and make at least one recommendation for improving the process. Explain your rationale for making the recommendation you did;week 4 diss 1;Creating a Solid Financial Plan;Please respond to the following;Discuss the best way to leverage a breakeven analysis when defining a business strategy.;Analyze the 12 financial ratios mentioned in the textbook and determine which is the most useful to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.;week 4 diss 2;Managing Cash Flow;Please respond to the following;Analyze the steps involved in preparing a cash budget and determine which steps presents the greatest number of obstacles to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.;Analyze the steps involved in avoiding a cash crunch and make at least one additional recommendation for doing so. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Guerrilla Marketing;Please respond to the following;From the first e-Activity, discuss the key elements that made the guerrilla marketing so successful. Explain your rationale.;Discuss possible best practices from the guerrilla marketing campaign that different types of small businesses could leverage. Provide specific examples to support your response.;week 5 diss 2;Advertising and Promotion;Please respond to the following;From the second e-Activity, determine the best possible way to leverage Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites to advertize and promote the small business of your choice. Explain your rationale.;Select a small business with which you are familiar and then determine the best way for that business to stretch its advertising budget. Provide specific examples to support your response.;week 6 diss 1;Pricing and Globalization Strategies;Please respond to the following;From the e-Activity, discuss the best possible pricing strategy based on whether the company you selected is a retailer, manufacturer, or service firm. Explain your rationale.;Discuss the best possible way the company you selected could expand its market globally.;week 6 diss 2;Globalization and Sources of Equity Financing;Please respond to the following;From the e-Activity, discuss how the company you selected might benefit from selling new customers on e-Bay (as opposed to building and maintaining its own Website).;Referring to the same company, determine the best source of equity capital available to the company you selected. Explain your rationale.;week 7 disscussion 1;Sources of Debt Financing;Please respond to the following;Briefly describe a small business you could envision yourself owning and discuss the most appropriate source of debt capital for that business. Explain your rationale.;From the e-Activity, discuss how you could best use an SBA loan to get your business running or expanding. Provide specific examples to support your response.;diss 2;Location, Layout, and Physical Facilities;Please respond to the following;Using the same small business you described in the first discussion, determine the best possible location for your business within driving distance of where you now live. Explain your rationale.;Discuss the layout and design configuration of a building you would like to use to house your business, including how you would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.;week 8 diss 1;Supply Chain Management;Please respond to the following;From the e-Activity, determine which best practices can be applied to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.;Analyze the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma in regard to quality control of a product or service, and make at least one recommendation for improvement. Explain your rationale;diss 2;Managing Inventory;Describe a retail business with which you are familiar and determine the most suitable means of inventory control. Provide specific examples to support your response.;For the same business, discuss what innovative steps you could take to deter employee theft and/or shoplifting.;week 9;Fikes Products;Please respond to the following;From the case study, discuss possible new options for finding quality employees other than those considered in the case study.;From the case study, discuss how Mark Sims could better motivate the employees he already has to become more productive and dedicated. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Management Succession and Risk Management Strategies;Please respond to the following;Assume you are the owner of a small business with which you are familiar. Outline the basics of a management succession plan for passing the business on to the individual of your choice.;Referring to the same small business, determine the most appropriate way for that business to minimize its exposure to risk. Explain your rationale.;week 10;Ethics and Social Responsibility;Please respond to the following;Select a small business with which you are familiar and develop a plan of action for encouraging ethical behavior. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Analyze a business?s responsibilities to the environment, employees, customers, investors, and the community, and determine which is the most important. Explain your rationale.;The Legal Environment;Please respond to the following;Select a small business with which you are familiar and discuss the most likely forms of business law it would need to be concerned about. Provide specific examples to support your response.;Referring to the same company, discuss the most likely government regulations that would directly impact day-to-day operations. Provide specific examples to support your response.;week 11;Summation;Please respond to the following;Reflecting back on everything you have learned in this course, discuss the single most important lesson any entrepreneur should apply in order to be successful. Explain your rationale.;Summarize the lessons learned in this course in 140 characters or less (something you could post on Twitter).;My Dream Business;Please respond to the following;Discuss the most innovative idea you can dream up for a new business. Explain why you think it would be successful.;Discuss the major challenges you would face in running such a business and how you would expect to overcome them. Provide specific examples to support your response.

 

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