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Entrepreneurial Issues

Reframing Innovation as a Strategy

What is the primary characteristic of the reframing innovation strategy? Why is the reframing strategy difficult to execute within established organizations?

Dimensions of Strategic Entrepreneurship

What are the two dimensions of strategic entrepreneurship, and what is an example of each? How can such efforts be effectively and efficiently accomplished? Formal reference.

Location Analysis

Why should the small business owner consider the demographics of an area when choosing a location for opening a new business? Name some sources of demographic information that are valuable tools to use in this evaluation.

What Makes a Franchise a Partnership?

Explain how a franchise could be considered a partnership. What makes a franchise agreement simpler than a partnership that you would start with another individual?

Whole Food Inc's Case Analysis

See the attached file. Whole Foods Market, Inc. Journal of Case Research in Business and Economics James L. Harbin Texas A&M University-Texarkana Patricia Humphrey Texas A&M University-Texarkana 1. As you research Whole Foods and their specific strategies what struck you as positives and/or negatives. Are there certain

Finagle a Bagel

After watching the Finagle a Bagel video, answer these questions. 1. What financial issues has growth created for Finagle a Bagel? 2. What does Alan mean when he says that the restaurant business is a great top line business? 3. What does that have to do with the bottom line? http://www.cengage.com/introbusiness/book_cont

Challenges With Growth

I am doing a presentation and paper on doing a business plan to open up a senior assisted living center. This will include three separate homes purchased together, which one will be couples, one for women, and one for men. I could use direction with this part. Please include any references you use. 1. Determine the challenges f

Performance Improvement - Factors, Solutions, Intervention, & Evaluation

Read the following scenario and respond to the questions that follow. The workers on the assembly line of the WizzyWats factory were not identifying defective components correctly, as the items passed their stations. This led to an increase in defective products, a loss of production, and a frustrated management team. The

Intellectual Properties Of Health Care Firms

Think of two current health care firms. 1. What types of intellectual properties do you think they own? 2. What factors do you think they considered when determining these intellectual properties? 3. How do you think these intellectual properties affect the firm that owns them and competitive health care firms?

Entrepreneurial forms

Define each of the following forms and address the advantages and disadvantage of each: a. Sole proprietorships b. Partnerships c. Corporations d. Limited liability companies Answer the following question and explain your answer: What is the most appropriate form of ownership for an aggressive entrepreneurial firm?

Poor Countries

Part I Select one of the poorest countries of the world (one with under $1000 gross domestic product [GDP] per capita). Research your chosen country and provide answers to the following questions: - Does this country provide exports? If so, what products or services are exported? - What quality or condition is the land in t

Entrepreneurial Culture

An entrepreneurial culture is one in which the search for venture opportunities permeates every part of the organization. The key to creating value successfully is viewing every value-chain activity as a source of competitive advantage. True or false?

Small Vs. Large Businesses: Bargains

Almost all of us enjoy the "bargains" we find at the discount retailers like Wal-Mart and Target. There are operational and business efficiencies that smaller retailers can't duplicate. For instance, there was a bicycle shop on Main Street in a small town that had a lucrative trade until Wal-Mart came to town. The owner of

Entrepreneurship Value Creation Potential

The following five examples point to the different types of firms with entrepreneurship value creation potential: start-ups, major corporations, family-owned businesses, non-profit organizations, and established institutions. Is this true of false?

Selling your business

You bring up some good points. Let's look at one of your points on when to sell the business. There are some who believe that you sell at the top while others believe you sell while you are moving on the upswing. Which of these would you embrace? Explain why and discuss why you would not choose the other.

Entrepreneurial spirit and starting your own business

Questions: 1. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns three other furniture retailers in addition to Jordan's. Why do you think the conglomerate left the Tatelman family in charge of Jordan's after the merger? 2. What do you think Berkshire Hathaway and Jordan's have each gained from the merger? 3. How much influence are

Sequestration and Small Businesses

Sequestration has the potential to hurt small businesses. One example could be the lost of jobs by companies who have government contracts. See Sequestration Hurts Small Business More Than Big Business. Do you agree with the article? Finally what affect do you think this will have on the SBA? How would it affect the business in

Speculating Business Growth

Speculate on how the typical sources of business growth might evolve over the coming decade. Explicate how these changes might affect businesses in the industry you have selected for this course. Support your speculations with examples and discuss whether or not there were any surprises.

Problems in Competency Frameworks

What do you see as a major problem in constructing a competency framework? Do you find these frameworks used regularly in your industry or culture( Europe or Middle East )?

The nature of staffing, legal compliance, planning, job analysis, and rewards

Describe why an organization would choose competency-based job analysis over the more traditional form of job requirement job analysis. What are the pros and cons to each approach? The attachments are as follows: - The Nature of Staffing - Support Activities: Legal compliance, planning, job analysis and rewards - Support

Business Formations Ideas and Visions

For business ethics and dilemmas in the hypothetical business situations below, discuss the basic elements of business formation: A. Idea/vision for the business B. Identify legal and regulatory issues to be considered in creating/modifying this business C. What legal entity choice would you make for this business and

Revolutionary Product Proposal

Scenario: You are an employee with Triangle Solutions, a large firm. Your firm has consistently trailed its main market competitor the last three years and wants to establish market leadership. With this goal in mind, Triangle Solutions is providing significant funding to Research and Development to come up with a new product

Seal Bidding

1) In your opinion, is the sealed-bid method better than the negotiation method? Give an example. 2) Provide an example of a case where you would want, as a bidder, to use the negotiation method. Explain your preference. 3) Speculate on the reasons for the concern addressed in the report. 4) Assess the recommendati

Action Research in the Workplace

Hi, Can you explain where and what I'm required to reflect on in the following action research project? And what should I concentrate on to demonstrate clarity of thought, maturity of thinking and so on? It details what I should cover in the action research findings but where and how should reflections come into it? And is it

Business Proposal for Triangle Solution

I need help with the following regarding Triangle Solution (a fiction potato chip company that manufactures their own products) from an intrapreneurial approach. The 1st that needs to be discussed is its market, and the 2nd is its principles.

Charity, Problem Solving and Future of Social Entrepreneurship

1) I have to review the article attached from the Journal of Business Ethics. The outline of the article critique has to be in the following manner: - A brief introduction of the article. - A statement of the problem. - A description of procedures. - Flaws in the procedural design. - Analysis of the data. - Limited and j

Compensation and benefits in the job search

In your role as a compensation specialist and with your experience in Human Resources, they have now asked you to put together a presentation about benefits so that their students can understand what they need to look for in regards to benefits when they begin their job search. The CDC would like for you to discuss: - the major

Business Threats

Human Error and Natural Accidents: 1) (Physical resource damage) Disaster 2) (Random information modification) Mistakes 3) ( Destruction of information) Erasure 4) (Systematic Information Modification) Incompetence 5) (Disclosure of confidential information) Exposure Acts of Malicious Intent: 6) (Physical resource dama