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What impact does entrepreneurship have on your local, state (or province), and national economies?

What impact does entrepreneurship have on your local, state (or province), and national economies? Use data to back up your arguments. The format for this assignment is as follows:
The assignment must include a cover page with the Title of the assignment, Your Name, Date, Course, Instructor’s Name
1 to 2-page body report (single-spaced, however double space at the start of every new paragraph), or you can use tables and charts to show your investigation. Nevertheless, the assignment’s length is 1 to 2 pages.
Font: Times New Roman, Size 12.
Follow the APA format for writing, and include a reference page.
Make sure you adhere to the grading rubric listed below.
Upload the assignment as a Microsoft Word document only.

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Discuss your interest in non-profit organizations.

Project Options and What You Need To Know About How This Class Is Managed

In this class, you are respected and treated as an entrepreneur!

Entrepreneurs are not told how to do work in the real world. We are not given rubrics for projects, we are not told how many sentences it takes to answer questions, we are not guided on what format they should use AND we are certainly not told how many words should be included for an A!

We decide for ourselves how and when work is to be done. It is a HUGE advantage of being an entrepreneur.

I will be encouraging YOU to make MANY decisions. YOU choose the format and length of your projects; YOU decide when to take tests and when to submit projects.

Think about it. Does it really matter if you choose to document the entrepreneur’s responses in a paragraph or question-answer format? No, who cares, I don’t! In the “real world” and the world of the entrepreneur, what matters is the end result of your work.

Would you rather do something else as a project? GREAT! I am open to whatever will help you in your work or career. Send me a proposal on something that you would like to do as an alternative to the projects. Think outside the box and BE ENTREPRENUERIAL!

Because this is an academic environment:
The more thorough the work, the higher your grade… Short answers and a rehash of what the book says will not get you an A. I am MOST INTERESTED in your opinions and your interpretation of what you may find in the book. Fair Warning: If you choose one of the “interview an entrepreneur” projects and simply write down her/his responses to the questions, you will not do well on it. There is nothing entrepreneurial about that!

Make sure you do not miss the scheduled deadlines. Be creative, take advantage of what you do well and be thorough and detailed in your work.

MORE THAN ANYTHING… BE ENTREPRENEURIAL!

Several ways to complete projects are offered this semester. Project selections are
completely up to you.

Option 1:
Create a nonprofit organization and include the following in your presentation.
Discuss your interest in non-profit organizations.
In your opinion, what it takes to start a non-profit organization.
What needs to be done to make it acceptable to the general public.
How to make it attractive to donors.
Describe the type of legal structure that would be most appropriate for the non-profit organization.Your contact information
How did the entrepreneur’s background (family history, prior education, and work experience) affect the opportunity discovered?
Describe the opportunity that the entrepreneur decided to pursue and the process the entrepreneur used to evaluate the opportunity.
How did the entrepreneur evaluate the opportunity?
What criteria did the entrepreneur use to decide whether to pursue the opportunity?
What were the perceived risks of this opportunity and how did the entrepreneur expect to manage them?
What did the entrepreneur do to turn the opportunity into a business?
Identify specific activities the entrepreneur undertook to develop the opportunity into a business.
Identify when the entrepreneur did these activities (provide dates: month and year).
Identify important contacts and individuals who were helpful during the startup process.
What advice would the entrepreneur give to someone thinking about pursuing an opportunity?
Why was this entrepreneur successful?
6.Discuss an event that could be done to help fund the non-profit.
Option 2: (Advanced)
Pick a product or service and formulate a plan for researching the customer.
Identify what information needs to be collected (secondary and primary) and how to collect it.
Justify your decision and plan.
Present the industry analysis in a logical format, building a case for industry support of new ventures. This exercise will help you understand the importance of knowing the industry and finding support for new business opportunities.
Option 3:
Interview an entrepreneur in an industry or business that interests you. Focus on how and why this entrepreneur started their business. Relatives may not be used for this assignment. Use the following questions when submitting the assignment or create your own.
b.The entrepreneur’s name, address, title, company name, and phone number
c.How did you find this person and why did you choose her or him?
d.Describe their background
e.Why is this person an entrepreneur?
f.What influenced the entrepreneur to identify and pursue this opportunity?

p.What major problems did the entrepreneur encounter along the way?
q.How were these problems solved?
Option 4:
Interview the CEO of a non profit organizations and ask him/her the following questions:
a. How did you become involved with this organization? (Or, if the leader also founded the organization: Why did you start this organization? How has it grown or changed over time?)
b. Can you tell me about the work your organization does and the program or programs you run? [As a follow up, what differentiates you from other organizations?] (Here you are trying to get at how the organization is unique while confirming your impression of what causes or people it serves, what programs it offers, and how it gets results.) What do you think your constituents or beneficiaries would say is the best thing about your organization?
c. What results does your organization achieve? How has your program improved over time?
d. What are your goals for the next three to five years? What priorities will help you achieve them? What barriers are in your way?
e. What proportion of your revenue for next year will come from similar sources to this year’s revenue? Do you have plans to increase this consistency over time? (Here you are trying to get a sense of how stable/unstable their revenue picture is, and how dependent it is on a few decision-makers.)
f.Where is your leadership team strong, and where does it need development?
g. What is the hardest decision the organization has had to make recently, and how did you evaluate the tradeoffs involved?
h. What do you, personally, spend most of your time on?
Entrepreneurial Project Option 5:
Submit a proposal to Professor Ortega. This project may be completed on anything you deem appropriate, however, you must get prior authorization to complete it. Failure to do so will result in a 0.

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Review your leadership assessment results from week 2 and the traits and behaviors discussed this week to select three to four areas that represent you as a leader.

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Once the assignment for week 2 has been submitted, i will upload it here
You have most likely taken time to understand and build a brand focus for your venture but what about your leadership style? How would you “sell” yourself as an entrepreneurial leader? This week, you are developing your leadership brand.
Review your leadership assessment results from Week 2 and the traits and behaviors discussed this week to select three to four areas that represent you as a leader. Take those areas and create a PowerPoint presentation of 3-4 slides (excluding title and reference slides) and “sell” who you are as a leader. You want to expand on the areas to show how each represents you.
Note: Be creative! Do you not just list your previous job positions on PowerPoint slides and move on. You want to sell who you are as a leader.
Hint: Get your family and friends involved. Look for images, quotes, clips, etc. that represent who you are as an entrepreneurial leader.
Have fun with this assignment, you never know, it may be a presentation you add to the website of your venture.

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Minimum 2 pages

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Calculate your break-even analysis. Increase your cost by 10% and re-calculate your break-even analysis. Now, increase your cost another 10% and re-calculate your break-even analysis.
Next, start with your original break-even analysis. Decrease your expenses by 10% and recalculate your break-even analysis. Now, decrease your expenses another 10% and re-calculate your break-even analysis.
Submit all 5 calculations in a Word document with the following:
When increasing your costs, how much sooner do you reach your break-even? How would the increases in cost be received by your customer?
When decreasing your expenses, how much sooner do you reach your break-even? How realistic would the decreases in expenses be for your venture?
What is your final break-even analysis, the one you will use for your venture? Explain.
Minimum 2 pages
Format your paper according to APA guidelines

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Minimum 3 pages

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Complete the following (refer to lessons and materials):
Formulate a proposal that estimates the various costs and future cash flows of your project.
Use one of the methods and analyze the cash flows and costs to see if your project (s) is (are) profitable.
Submit a Word document in addition to the above that analyzes the cash flows and costs for profitability – what is your final determination and why.
Minimum 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the text)
Minimum 3 pages

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For references, please include the link used

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mareianrose.com
facebook.com/mareianroseboutique
twitter.com/MaReianRose
instagram.com/mareianroseboutique/
For references, please include the link used
Speak with a local insurance agent (or your current insurance company) and determine the best insurance package for you and your venture, including the costs and deductibles. In a Word document, submit responses to the following:
A brief review of your risks
The insurance package that is appropriate for your needs, detailing what is covered
An alternative insurance package (either more coverage or less coverage), detailing what is covered
Analyze both insurance packages and determine which is the best fit for you and the needs of your venture at this time; explain
Did you feel the insurance agent you spoke to truly understood your venture and your needs? Why or why not?
NOTE: You are NOT required to purchase insurance for this assignment
Minimum 2 scholarly sources (in addition to the text)
Minimum 2 pages
PS insurance should include general liability, product liability, and professional liability. Liberty Mutual is a good insurance company that covers all of these aspects

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If your idea is not significantly different from competitors suggest how you might change the idea to make it different or how you might change the focus of the idea such as targeting the needs of a different set of customers that are currently not be served by your competitors.

To generate your three product ideas, think about your life experiences or other businesses that you have observed. You may also draw from any ideas you identified in the first assignment that asked you to come up with an idea that synthesized a passion, skill, and frustration.
To further help you generate three new ideas consider these sources.
Trends in our environment (economic, technical, political, social, demographic, etc.) trends often reflect societal needs and problems that people are looking to satisfy and solve. Can you think of any trends that may reflect a business opportunity? A few current trends with business opportunities include: a focus on health and wellness, the aging population, wearable technology, alternative energy sources, the sharing economy (e.g., Airbnb), drones, affordable health care, small house movement, robots, smart homes (e.g., internet of things), etc.
Unsolved customer problems or need.
Consider what frustrates, annoys, or angers you? Is there a product or service that could eliminate these frustrations? If not, then conceive of a way to solve the problem. What products or services do you wish existed but do not currently?
Ask people you know (e.g., family, friends, co-workers, etc.) what frustrates or annoys them. Then consider how to address their pain or problem.
Are there products or services that you use that you are dissatisfied with? How might you improve the product or service? Interview people you know about the product or service that bug them.
Gaps in the marketplace.
Are you aware of a group of people that have unique needs or problems that are not currently being met? (e.g., entrepreneurs in Wichita, WSU students, young professionals in Wichita, small business owners, etc.)
What to include in your idea post:
For each of your three idea posts, please not only describe the idea but also address who the customer will be and what problem or need your product/service solves or satisfies for the customer. Specifically, for full points please include the following in your posts.
1. Describe the idea – what it is or what does it do?
2. Describe in general who you think the ideal customer will be for your product/service?
3. Describe why you think the idea represents an opportunity, that is, what problem or need does your product/service solve or satisfy for your customer (e.g., what is the value proposition)?
4. Do an initial internet search on your idea to discover what other companies have similar products or services and report on your findings. Address how your idea is different from competitors’ products and services. If your idea is not significantly different from competitors suggest how you might change the idea to make it different or how you might change the focus of the idea such as targeting the needs of a different set of customers that are currently not be served by your competitors.

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Based on your reading of the reading assignment, describe the activities of creativity and innovative thinking in terms of how one views the world.

Using Chapters 1-3 of Corporate Innovation:
You are to write an essay that is a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs answering this question with at least one quote from the text provided:
According to the text, Corporate Innovation: Disruptive Thinking in Organizations, the terms entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation can be misleading. Explain how.
You are to write a 2nd essay that is a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs answering this question with at least one quote from the text provided:
Based on your reading of the reading assignment, describe the activities of creativity and innovative thinking in terms of how one views the world.

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Description of your company

I need a Company Overview for my Property Mantainence Business.
– PLEASE REFER to the A+ Examples that I have included attached in FILES!!!!
I have included these so you have an understanding on what this Professor is looking for!
– I have put SAMPLES of Assignments from previous Students that recieved an A+!!!!
(Attached in Files).
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The Business I chose: Property Maintanence Company
Services include:
1. Snow Plowing
2. Landscaping
3. Yard Cleanups
4. Dock Installations
5. Small Construction/ Home Repairs
6. Seal Coating of Driveways
and MORE!
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About Me:
Age: 32 years old.
From: Portland, ME
Business Location: Southern & Central Maine
Employment: I start my first Business a Small Pool Service Business in Miami when I was 18.
Experience: Landscaping: 5 years/ Seal Coating: 3 years/ Pool Service: 6 years/ Consrtuction: 4 years.
I am a “JACK of ALL Trades” Master of None!
My Why:
– Propery Matainence/ Snow Removal/ Lanscapnig/ Construction/ Handy Man Services is a HUGE Industry in Maine. I have Experience, and Knowledge in all of those areas, and I have experience Owning/Operating a Business!
-Starting this business because I have always dreamed of becoming Financially Free, and becoming a successful Business Owner. I want to be able to start a Family Owned Business, where I will provide EXCELLENT Customer Service, and grow. I want to make it possible for my Wife to be home with our children, and not have to worked so much, if at all!
-I have always had my eyes set making my own dreams come true, and not making someones elses come true.
-I have started a successful business in the past, which I ended up selling before I moved back to Maine.
Business Idea:
The business idea that I have is one that I plan on starting shortly after this semester ends. I haven’t come up with the name yet, however, I plan on doing many different things within this business. During Winter, I will mainly take on plowing/shoveling accounts. During the Spring, Summer, and Fall I plan to take on everything from Spring cleanups, putting in docks, home repairs, seal coating, and more.
I am one of those guys who is a Jack of all trades and master of none. I have moved around a bit, for a while I was living in Miami for about 8 years where I ran a pool service business. Other than that I have worked in construction, farming, sales, and much more. I believe with all of the contacts, and networking that I have done over the years that it will give me good start with attaining first time customers. Word of mouth is great, and I have many friends who run their own successful businesses that know and trust my work ethic. Getting referrals from these people will help fill in the gaps while I am able to get my business off the ground.
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Homework #1
“ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS”
Description of Your Company
1. Company Overview: Who are you? Why are you starting this business? What does the business do? What makes this business unique? Who are your customers? Where are you located? This section is a general overview of your business idea.
2. Mission: A mission answers the question of why you exist. It is the purpose of your business. The mission answers the questions: what you do, for whom, how, and with what results. Your mission should be motivational, memorable and meaningful. In addition, it should be short – a sentence or two at the most.
3. Vision: The vision is your window to the future. A vision pulls you to the future and is the possibilities and dreams of your hope for your company. It is a clear statement or multiple statements of what you want your business to achieve in 5, 10 or 25 years. A vision provides clarity and understanding.
4. Goals & Objectives: Goal statements become how you are going to achieve your mission and vision of the future. They are written with specificity as to what you will achieve. Clearly state the goals you will need to achieve within the first year of your business and then write specific objectives for each goal. Objectives and the smaller task you will need to complete to reach your goals.
5. Organization: This is a description of the type organization your company will be. Will you be a sole proprietor, a partnership, a corporation, or a franchise? Why?
6. Number of employees: This portion identifies what you will need to carry out your business idea. Can it be achieved with just one individual; do you need employees, or subcontractors? This needs thoughtful consideration. Some businesses, such as production organizations, need several people to get started. Others, such as consulting firms can operate with one person and subcontractors. Identify all the employees you will need within the first year and then a short plan of what you may need down the road.
7. Management Team/ Structure: Briefly describe the management structure of your company. Include an organizational chart. Do you want a president, chief financial officer, vice president, and sales manager? Begin to identify the roles in your organization. You may start by identifying a few roles and make a statement about future roles that will be required. Include a short bio for each owner.
8. Industry Overview: What is currently happening in your industry? Do research to identify the trends happening now and try to figure out what may be coming in the industry. Be specific. Research the industry to find out what is happening right now. Use data to support your thoughts.

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Remember to include a question of your own in your thread.

For each week’s Discussion Forum, write a response to the provided question on the first thread as well as your own question on the week’s reading in a new thread by Thursday evening. Then, post two (2) comments to your classmate’s threads by Sunday night of that week. Your response to the initial discussion question must be between 100-150 words (not including the required quotations from the text) and at least 50 words for your own question. Your 2 replies must be at least 100 words each (not including the required quotations or citations from the text).
Topic: Heroes and Villains in Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost is a complex poem that has generated greatly varying interpretations and responses. Since it is an epic poem, we expect it to have a hero. Based on this week’s reading (Books 1-6, but focusing especially on Books 1, 3, and 4), who do you think is the hero of the poem? Common answers include Satan, God, the Son (he’s not called Jesus in this poem until PL 10.183), and Adam & Eve. For the character you choose, what is one heroic quality he or she possesses? To support your answer, quote or refer to at least one passage from the reading and cite book and line numbers. Remember to include a question of your own in your thread.