BUS/212 Foundations of Business
BUS/212 WEEK 1 Apply: Business Strategies Scenario
BUS/212 WEEK 1 Apply: Business Strategies Scenario
BUS/212 WEEK 1 Apply: Business Strategies Scenario

BUS/212 WEEK 1 Apply: Business Strategies Scenario

BUS/212 Foundations of Business

Week 1

 

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Individual: Apply: Business Strategies Scenario

Word Count:  885 words!

You are a new small business owner focused on selling healthy pet food/products in a small town. You are struggling to bring in new customers and develop a name for your store.
Address the following in 525 to 700 words:
    • Identify several key business strategies that the business should consider.
    • Compare the business strategies you selected and determine which would be the most

         useful for your current situation.
    • Select examples of business strategies that could be utilized to bring in customers and

        develop a plan for improving the reputation of the business that will bring customers

        back.
    • Determine the metrics that you will use to evaluate your selected business strategy for

        effectiveness.
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Learn: Week 1 Discussion Question #1

Explain why a company would use a non-pricing strategy.
Post your response in the discussion area.

 

Learn: Week 1 Discussion Question #2
Identify an example of a business strategy that could potentially bring in business for a small business.
Explain why you feel this particular business strategy would encourage new business.
Post your response in the discussion area.

 

 

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Individual: Contemporary Business Worksheet

Option #1: 1,012 words!

Option #2: 797 words!

Complete the Contemporary Business Worksheet.

   1. Describe the main components of contemporary business.

   2. Describe the focus of nonprofit organizations.

   3. Explain the five elements in the business environment.

Format your worksheet consistent with APA guidelines.
Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.
SupportingMaterial: Contemporary Business WorksheetUnderstanding Business, Ch. 1Grading Guide.

 

 

BUS/212 WEEK 2 Apply: Small Business Owner Scenario
BUS/212 WEEK 2 Apply: Small Business Owner Scenario
BUS/212 WEEK 2 Apply: Small Business Owner Scenario

BUS/212 WEEK 2 Apply: Small Business Owner Scenario

BUS/212 Foundations of Business

Week 2

 

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Individual: Apply: Small Business Owner Scenario
Instructions:
Imagine you are the owner of a small business in your hometown.
Briefly describe your company in 3 to 5 sentences.
Discuss the following in 525 to 700 words:
• Define the roles you play as a small business owner
• Describe the main responsibilities of each role you've identified
• Explain whether you feel any of these roles are more or less important than another in regard to the overall success of the business and growth of the American economy, include the reasoning behind your opinion
• Summarize factors that will impact the short-term and long-term growth of your business
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Learn: Entrepreneurship and Starting a Small Business
Watch the "Entrepreneurship, Starting a Small Business" video in Connect.
Answer the questions that follow the video.

 

Learn: Week 2 Discussion Question #1
Discuss key differences between entrepreneurship and small business.
Post your response to the discussion area.

 

Learn: Week 2 Discussion Question #2
Explain the importance of small businesses to the American economy.
Post your response to the discussion area.

 

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Week 2 Collaborative Discussion Reflection

Learning Team: Economic System Effectiveness
Write a 525-word (minimum) reflection that includes the following:.
• Identify the economic system discussed in your learning team discussion (Chpt. 2).
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of this economic system.
• Identify an example of the system being used in history.
• Explain what you perceive as the most effective economic system and why.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

 

Individual: Week 2 Collaborative Discussion Reflection

3 Options Included!

Write a 525-word (minimum) reflection that includes the following:
• Identify the economic system discussed in your learning team discussion.
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of this economic system.
• Identify an example of the system being used in history.
• Explain what you perceive as the most effective economic system and why.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

 

BUS/212 WEEK 3 Apply: Economic Systems Mind Map
BUS/212 WEEK 3 Apply: Economic Systems Mind Map

BUS/212 WEEK 3 Apply: Economic Systems Mind Map

BUS/212 Week 3

 

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Individual:Apply: Economic Systems Mind Map
Instructions:
Resources: Mind Map Podcast, Example Mind Map
Create a Mind Map using a tool such as Popplet®, Mindmeister®, GoConqr®, or a Microsoft® Word document in which you do the following:
• Define each economic system
• Provide an example of each economic system
• Compare the pros and cons of each economic system
• Identify the economic system we have in the United States
• Explain why it is important to have an economic system
Your Mind Map should be between 525 to 700 words total.
Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your Mind Map.
SupportingMaterial:Learn: Creating a Mind Map

 

Learn: Week 3 Discussion Question #1
Assess how businesses are affected by the economic systems in which they operate. Provide an example to illustrate
your response.
Post your response to the discussion area.
Instructions

 

Learn: Week 3 Discussion Question #2
Compare the pros and cons of two economic systems.
Post your response in the discussion area.

 

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Week 3 Learning Team Collaborative Discussion: Global Expansion
Note: This assignment will help you prepare for the Week 3 Global Expansion Individual assignment.  Several American multinational corporations have expanded internationally in the last 20 years. 

Select one Fortune 500 company who completed international expansion in the last 10 years.
Discuss the following:
• Describe the expansion.
• Discuss your thoughts on whether the company was prepared to enter a global market.
• What issues/challenges did it encounter?

 

BUS/212 WEEK 4 Apply: Global Expansion Presentation
BUS/212 WEEK 4 Apply: Global Expansion Presentation
BUS/212 Week 4 Apply: Multinational Corporation Case Study

BUS/212 Week 4 Apply: Multinational Corporation Case Study

BUS/212 Week 4

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Apply: Global Expansion Presentation
Includes Presentation #1 with Full Speaker Notes! A+ Work!

Includes Presentation #2 with Full Speaker Notes! A+ Work!

Includes Presentation #3 with Full Speaker Notes! A+ Work!
Company X is an American manufacturing company getting ready to start selling its products in Mexico. You are the manager of a team tasked with assessing the potential risks to the company as it gets ready to expand to another country.
Create a 7- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, including detailed speaker's notes, you could deliver to the Board of Directors discussing the risks the company could face.
Address the following points in your presentation:
• Explain what risks the company could face in entering the market in Mexico
• Explain how these risks might be different than those risks faced in staying in just the

    American market
• Analyze how the company can manage these risks
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.
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Apply: Multinational Corporation Case Study
Instructions:
Complete the "Multinational Corporation Case Study" worksheet.
Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your worksheet.
SupportingMaterial:Multinational Corporation Case Study Worksheet

 

Learn: Week 4 Discussion Question #1
Describe the role of multinational corporations in the global business environment.
Post your response to the discussion area.
Instructions

 

Learn: Week 4 Discussion Question #2
Explain different strategies for expanding into global markets.
Post your response to the discussion area.

 

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Unethical Business Decisions
Identify an unethical business decision you have experienced either in the business for which you work, or one with which you are familiar from current events.
Compose a 1,050-word analysis including:
• Describe what makes that decision unethical.
• Present an alternative ethical and legal solution to the decision focusing on the

        organization's responsibility to its stakeholders.
Include at least two references, at least one of which must come from the University Library.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.
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BUS/212 Week 5 Practice: Professional or Trade Organizations
BUS/212 Week 5 Practice: Professional or Trade Organizations
BUS/212 WEEK 5 Ethical Violations Assessment

COMING SOON!

BUS/212 - Week 5

 

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Practice: Professional or Trade Organizations
Instructions:
Professional or trade organizations can provide ethical guidelines for business or professionals within their selected organization.
Research a professional or trade organization.
Provide one example of an ethical guideline supplied by the professional or trade organization.
Include a hyperlink to your selected professional or trade organization with your example.
Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your example.

 

Apply: Ethical Violations Assessment
Instructions:
Select a company that has been in the news for ethical violations (for example, Enron).
Assess the following in 525 to 700 words:
• Identify the alleged ethical violations
• Determine why the violations were unethical (taking into account legal and regulatory requirements for the particular industry)
• Explain how you would address the ethical violation in order to bring the company back into compliance
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Learn: Week 5 Discussion Question #1
Provide an example of an ethical dilemma that you've encountered in your personal life or professional career.
Summarize how you handled the situation, and describe the eventual outcome.
Post your response in the discussion area.
Instructions

 

Learn: Week 5 Discussion Question #2
Provide a workplace example of an ethical violation.
Explain why you feel this is an ethical violation and what would you do to ensure that it doesn't happen again?
Post your response in the discussion area.

 

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Business Forms Presentation

3 Presentations Included with Full Speaker Notes! A+ Work!

Create a 10- to 15-slide PowerPoint presentation you would give to a group of potential investors for a business you wish to create. Ensure your presentation, at a minimum, includes the following information:
• General description of the business (product, services, target market, etc.).
• Advantages and drawbacks of the three major types of business forms:
• sole proprietorships
• partnerships
• corporations
• Explanation of which form you plan to choose and adequately defend your choice.
• Two sources (and include a References slide at the end of the presentation).
• At least 2 visuals aids (e.g., charts, graphs, images, etc.) to support the main ideas

       discussed.
Add detailed speaker notes. (Note: This is a requirement for every slide except the Title and References slides.)
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Final Examination

Complete the Final Examination.
You are allowed one attempt to complete the exam, which is timed and must be completed in 3 hours. Results are auto graded and sent to your instructor.

1). A major premise of a socialist system is: ​
2). The limited liability provided to limited partners means that they are not responsible for the debts of the business beyond: ​
3). A nation has a ___________ in the production of a good or service if it can produce that good or service more effectively or efficiently than it can produce other goods. ​
4). For-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations are similar in that they both: ​
5). A ___________ is a form of business that is owned, and usually managed, by one person. ​
6). Obeying the law is ________ ethical behavior. 
7). Laws represent the standards of ________ behavior. ​
8). The most important difference between for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations is that: 
9). __________ is the chance a business owner will lose the time and money invested in a business that proves to be unprofitable. 
10). An advantage of forming a joint venture is: 
11). Taxes and government regulations are part of the ________________ environment of business. ​
12). An activity which seeks to earn a profit by providing a good or service is known as a(n):
13). A separation between ownership and management is most likely to occur in a: ​
14). In order to compete well and gain market share, contemporary businesses are changing to be more _________________. ​
​15). Which of the following is an advantage of the corporate form of business when compared to sole proprietorships and partnerships? 
16). The Internet and the emergence of an information-based economy are important parts of the ___________ environment in which businesses operate. ​

17).Ethical dilemmas in business: 
18). Communism is an economic system in which: ​
19). There are some restrictions on freedom of assembly and freedom of speech under a ____________ system. 
20). Ethical behavior at work is learned by: 
21). The danger in writing new laws to correct behavior is that: ​
22). The customers, employees, stockholders, suppliers, creditors, and others who stand to gain or lose by the policies and activities of a business represent the firm's: ​
23). Business relationships often present ethical dilemmas that are: 
24). The __________________ is a firm that has made sizeable investments and has a physical presence in several foreign countries as a manufacturer and marketer of products and services. 
25). A __________ represents a long-term partnership between two or more companies established to help each firm build competitive market advantages, without sharing the cost of risk. ​
26). One advantage of free trade is:
27). Under capitalism: 
28). _____________ is buying products from another country. ​
29).  Public schools, charities and government agencies generally ___________. 
30). To many businesspeople, one of the major attractions of a sole proprietorship is: ​