Please complete the following two assignments and submit both as one file on the page using the Turnitin tool (submit button). Each assignment should be about 1.5-2 pages double-spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. Each section or question should be 1-2 paragraphs long. Paragraphs should have a strong topic sentence and include 4-6 supporting sentences to provide detail.
The whole assignment should be written by you and completely original. If you are copying someone else’s work for this assignment I will give you a failing grade for this class and may pursue additional disciplinary measures. It is fine to use occasional quotations as long as you cite your source.
For this assignment you will come up with an idea to start your own small business. You will be writing a mini-business plan and have to think through all the different areas of how you would run your business. Be as realistic as possible and choose something you’ll enjoy writing about.
• Make sure to include key terms and concepts from the class in your Business plan and bold them (if you do not do this your grade will be significantly reduced).
• Include the headings in your paper for each of the sections below.
Write at least one paragraph for each of the sections below and include a heading in your paper for each.
–Executive Summary – a snapshot of your business. Write this after you have written the other sections and have it summarize the main points of the sections below.
–Company Description – describes what the company does and how it will make money.
–Market Analysis – research on your industry, market, and competitors.
–Organization and Management – your business and management structure.
–Service or Product – the products or services you’re offering.
–Marketing and Sales – how you’ll market your business and your sales strategy.
–Funding – how much money you’ll need to fund the business, what funding sources you may access and how you’ll get funding to keep it going.
–Financial Projections – What is your estimated revenue, costs and profits for the first 6 months and year. Provide details and explain.
–Appendix– Go online and find at least one additional dataset or chart that help build the argument that your business idea will be successful. Write 1-2 sentences tying the data to your business and make sure to provide a source of where you fin found the chart or data.
Here’s an article with some good advice: http://www.businessinsider.com/7-steps-to-a-perfectly-written-business-plan-2016-8/#-1 (Links to an external site.)
This assignment gives you an opportunity to learn about leadership and management from a person who currently holds a management position. Make sure to ask a manager politely ahead of time if you can schedule time to meet with them to ask them questions for an assignment you are doing for your Introduction to Business class. The interview should take no longer than 15-45 minutes. After meeting with them make sure to send them a thank you letter expressing your gratitude for him or her for spending time with you.
The assignment should be 1-2 pages long and you should write 1-2 paragraphs based on each question below. Do not just write out their interview answers but make sure to put everything in your voice and ensure the writing is clear and explains the manager’s perspective.
Why and how did select this manager?
Describe the manager? What company does he or she work for? How many employees is he or she responsible for? How long has he or she been a manager for?
What is his or her leadership philosophy?
What were three things learn from this interview?
Would you consider this person more of a manager or leader? Explain.
What type of leader/manager do you see yourself becoming in the future based on your interview?
•Submit both assignments in one file (in Word or PDF) in the submit assignment button at the top of the screen.
•If you are on a Mac do not submit as a Pages document (go to File and Export to Word) and if using Google Docs, export to Word or PDF.
This assignment should be written by you and I will use the originality checking feature of Turnitin.
The following will be considered when factoring your grade for these assignments:
-Content (following assignment guidelines, including all sections, providing detail)
-Writing Mechanics (spelling, grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, etc.)
-Ability to incorporate class content (key terms and concepts) and demonstrate knowledge of class concepts in your writing.