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Discussion questions on Entrepreneurship

1. What do creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship have in common? 2. How should creativity be supported in organisational settings? 3. What is the difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur?

Proprietorships, Partnerships, & Corporations

Post your response to the following: In 200 to 300 words, explain the differences between a proprietorship, a partnership, and a corporation. Why would an entrepreneur want to choose one over the other? If you were starting a new business, which would you choose? Why?

Petty Cash Fund with a Shortage: Gannon Company

Gannon Company establishes a $400 petty cash fund on September 9. On September 30, the fund shows $166 in cash along with receipts for the following expenditures: transportation-in, $32; postage expenses, $113; and miscellaneous expenses, $87. The petty cashier could not account for a $2 shortage in the fund. Gannon uses the per

Critical Thinking Assessment Case: AcuScan

The CEO of AcuScan needs information about the situation described in the GEN 480 Critical Thinking Case Study. 1. Part One: Respond to the specific questions on the worksheet that follows. 2. Part Two: Write an executive summary for the CEO of AcuScan. 1. Describe all assumptions seen in any of documents provided in the

Entrepreneurship - Starting a small business in a foreign market

1. Visit the Market Research Library Web site at and select a region of the world that interests you. 2. Select three countries from this region and read the Country Commercial Guides report type materials provided on that country. 3.Select the country th

Business tasks (airline) and Internet help for new business

Thinking Critically Discribe ten business task or responsibilities involved in the operation of Sowthwest Airlines Co. or a similar company. Internet Application The internet provides a wealth of information provided to help individuals as they launch new businesses. Using an internet search engine, list 5 resources that

Bootstrap financing

Both Rhonda and Andy have joined your small business owners group and are recounting their troubles with acquiring their finances. This leads to a discussion on the following: Why is it so difficult for most small business owners to raise the capital needed to start, operate, or expand their ventures? How can a firm employ

Advantages and Disadvantages of different funding sources

A Plan for Growth Andy Rexford had started his custom embroidery shop in his garage with just one two-head machine and an old computer. From this humble beginning, Custom Stitches had grown into a full-time family business with sales of more than $750,000 a year and supplied the local college and businesses of all sizes with

Advantages & Disadvantages of Franchise

Ralph Emerson thought he'd been a librarian long enough, and when the opportunity to open a small tobacco, pipe, and cigar shop in the newly renovated downtown business district arose, he was ready to act. Pipe Dreams is a franchisor of smoke shops, and was founded eight years ago by a noted tobacconist in New York City. The con

As a CEO of Collins-Pine, compose a welcome letter to New Hire

Background: The CEO of 1995 Auto Sales also is part owner/CEO of Collins-Pine. Collins-Pine (CP) is a wood products company with a very distinct culture of stewardship for the land it manages. When harvesting materials, care is taken to leave the forest canopy intact so regeneration is a natural occurrence. People are valued

What is management? Why is management necessary?

1.What is management? Why is management necessary? How do you think management has evolved? 2. How do the four functions of management impact organizational success? Which function of management do you feel is the most important? Why?

Critical Thinking

What are the top three lessons you learned from Chapter 3, "Critical Thinking," of Keys to College Studying, and how can you apply those lessons in your work and/or personal life?

Intel Corporation/ Global Strategic Management

1. Analysis of Strategic Factors. Since you are aware that your analysis of strategic factors or SFAS (Strategic Factor Analysis Summary) is based on IFAS and EFAS tables, and since we will need to understand your choices, you are required to submit the three tables in Excel format in one separate file from your written Word ass

CEO Buying a Vacant Lot

The CEO has a chance to buy a vacant lot for $1.0 million. He will use it as a parking lot to cover taxes and other costs except interest. He believes it can be sold for $2 million in five years when the real estate market recovers. The company's cost of capital is 10%. Will the deal make the company richer of poorer? By how

Identify at least two different management theories

Identify at least two different management theories From each of these these theories, pick out two "universal" management principles/skills that you believe are and should be implemented in any current high level management role.

Whole Foods Market (2005):Will There Be Enough Organic Food?

Whole Foods Market was the world's leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with 172 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. The supply of natural and organic foods was not keeping up with steadily increasing demand and could become a serious problem for the company. As the industry attracted more competitors, ne

Implementation of Strategy/Technological Discontinuity

Our study group is having problems with the following study question. Please be so kind to provide assistance. 1. Japanese corporations typically involve many more organizational levels and people in development of implementation plans than do United States corporations. Discuss how this affects the implementation proces

Total Quality Management (TQM) Survey

I need help with the following: Select three sectors from the list below: 1) Manufacturing 2) Service 3) Non-profit 4) Government Then, research one organization representing each sector (total of 3 organizations). Prepare a paper in which you explain the value of quality in relationship to cus

What are the fundamental phases of pre-negotiations?

Please help me to get started! *What are the fundamental phases of pre-negotiations? *What are the Individual Characteristics of Negotiators, presented by the authors? *Which of them, in your eyes, is most crucial to the success of a negotiation session? *"Those who are skilled in combat do not become angered, Those

Tri-Star Management Incorporated

Please see attached document. This has to be done in an excel format. This is review for a mid term. Thank you. Risk, Return, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model As a first day intern at Tri-Star Management Incorporated the CEO asks you to analyze the following information pertaining to two common stock investments, Tech.c

Entrepreneurial Leadership

What are the strengths and potential weaknesses of entrepreneurial leadership? In your estimation what is the major asset of an entrepreneur? Why?

Marketing Internationally and Export/Import Practices

Marketing Internationally and Export/Import Practices - Compare and contrast domestic and international marketing. - Identify considerations for importing or exporting a product. - Recognize the documentation needed to export goods. ASSIGNMENTS - Post your response to the following: Consider the marketing mix. How does th

What disaster plans were in place prior to the disaster, Valdez?

What disaster plans were in place prior to the disaster, Valdez; information on ecosystem restoration, research, and monitoring following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. What disaster plans were in place prior to the disaster, if any? If there were plans in place, how did the plans impact the

Opportunities for investing in Philippines and neighboring countries

Presentation on opportunity of investing in Philippines and neighboring countries. I chose Fishing Industry-Reels, Tackle and Lures Neighboring Countries: Cambodia, Taiwan, Papa New Guinea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand Investigate the economy of the Philippines and cite sources. What economic sectors are each countries

Improving Entrepreneural Strategy

Describe and explain the five ideas noted below and how they are useful in improving entrepreneurial strategy: 1. Adequate financing. 2. Understand personal strengths and weaknesses. 3. Strategy to achieve goals and objectives. 4. Comprehensive business plan. 5. Evaluating, monitoring, and adjusting strategy to ke

Professional Performance

List and describe five ideas (e.g., vision of opportunity, unexpected failure, protecting intellectual property, appropriate legal structure and continued training) that are useful in improving a professional's performance in entrepreneurial strategy. Include a brief rationale for each choice.


The financial forecasting process used to project financial statements consists of which of the following process? (Points: 5) 1. Project interest rates 2. Project dividends 3. Forecast sales 4. Forecast consumer demand