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Financial sheet is attached to complete. 

Business is Landscape company located in Knoxville, Tennessee 

You will continue to build your business plan this week. Understanding your expenses will help you launch successfully. Calculating startup costs helps you: Estimate profits, do a breakeven analysis, secure loans, attract investors, just to name a few.

For this assignment you will create a financial statement. Using the  pro forma statement attached: calculate your business startup costs, project future sales, etc.  Before your business opens its doors, you will have bills to pay.  Additional, add a two page paper explaining the how you came up with the numbers and the why they are close to what might happen, backed with research.

What is due?

  • Financial statement
  • 2 page explanation
  • at least 2 references

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Your company is a landscape company in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

For this assignment, you are to create the marketing strategy for your business idea. Share who your target customers are, how you will reach them, and how you will retain your customers so they repeatedly buy from you.

It should include:

  • Offline Marketing Strategies
  • Online Marketing Strategies
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Pricing, Distribution, and Promotion Strategies
  • Salesforce, even if it’s just you
  • Define opportunities for long-term market development
  • Marketing Budget

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For this assignment you will perform a competitive analysis. The goal is to expand your businesses competitive advantages; the benefits that your proposed business can offer the customer that your competition cannot provide.

Please include:

My business is Landscape company in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

  • What unique obstacles exist for your company?
  • Review your top two competitors, explain:
    • what markets or market segments the competitors serve;
    • what benefits the competitors offer;
    • why customers buy from them;
    • as much as possible about their products and/or services, pricing, and promotion.
    • Is there a service that customers want that they do not supply? 
  • How is your business going to compete with each of these companies?

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My chosen company is Chipotle Mexican Grill

I have attached the assignments 3-7 as a refence for the PowerPoint. 

LO – 8 – Given a chosen company, the student will be able to: identify the studied environments (Domestic, Global, Technological, Political-Legal, Socio-Cultural, and Economic) of that company; combine these environments, and develop a final analysis that synthesizes government regulations for the company’s Domestic and Global Environments; identify the hard and soft Technology for the company; identify the Political-Legal barriers for the company in its Domestic and Global Environments; identify the Socio-Cultural factors of the Domestic and Global Environments of the company; and identify two economic theories that apply to successful strategy for the company’s Domestic and Global Environments

Prompt

Using your selected “worst” company your Instructor approved from week 1 assignment and referencing the six papers you developed for Weeks 2-7, integrate the company’s six business environments by completing the following in a PowerPoint Presentation.

  1. Identify the company’s domestic environment and discuss how the government regulations affect its domestic environment it must operate in.
  2. Identify a global environment for the company and discuss how the government regulations affect its global environment it must operate in.
  3. Identify the hard and soft technology and interpret the characteristics the company should have/use to be successful in its domestic and global environment.
  4. Identify the political-legal barriers for the company in both the domestic and global environments. Use business theory/theorists to illustrate how the company can operate successfully in its domestic and global environment.
  5. Identify, compare, and contrast socio-cultural factors of the domestic and global environments of the company.
  6. Compare and contrast two economic theories for both the domestic and global environments of the company.
  7. Note how these environments interrelate in their influence on this company’s business.

Instructions for presenting the above as your final simulation:

  • Develop a PowerPoint presentation of your strategy of success for the company based on your evaluation of steps 1-6 above, by assessing what you’ve learned through your research and readings. Compare what the company has been doing as a “worst” to what you recommend it should be doing. You cannot state that you would not change anything.
  • Your presentation should be 12-14 slides to discuss your findings in response to the topics above.
  • Be sure to include speaker’s notes with your slides OR create a an audio narrative with the PPT slides, or a video of yourself giving the presentation of the slides. The PPT program has an audio add-in feature. Also, for video, you can do this using Kaltura tool and your laptop or mobile device (on the toolbar between the movie clip and the insert table icons).
  • You must incorporate critical thinking, and be organized, interesting, and complete.
  • Research requirement: minimum 5 credible sources (more for exemplary level of rubric). You should have these in your readings, lessons and your prior work in your Assignments this term.)
  • Submit Final Simulation Assignment by midnight, Day 7, week 7.
  • Citations of your sources on your References slide(s) must follow APA format, but need not be double spaced or in hanging indent.

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Target Market

Business is Landscaping company ran in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

You will continue to work on your business plan. This week you will discover and share who your target market is for your business. This should include: Discovering who your target market is and give a market description, look at the market’s size, demographics, unique traits, and trends that relate to demand for your business.

Please include:

  • What demographics make up your customer base?
  • Where do they live?
  • Where do they hang out online?
  • How do they look for products/services in your industry?
  • Who do they listen to when they make decisions  that are relative to your product/service?
  • Trends

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Prompt:

Company chosen is Chipotle Mexican Grill

Continue working with your chosen worst company and its industry and write a paper covering the following:

  • Using your chosen company’s domestic environment identify its economic environment and compare and contrast it with your selected global economic environment using Rostow and Galbraith (see Lesson and Required Readings).
  • Required readings are attached 

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Business to own a landscape company in Knoxville, Tennessee

For this assignment you will gather information for the company description section for your business plan.

The business description should include:

  • The name of the business, where the perfect location would be.
  • What is the product or service?
  • What are the goals for your business?
    • Mission and vision statement.
  • A short description of the industry it will be in.
  • Explain the competitive advantages that will make your business a success.
  • Will this need any licenses or training?
  • When describing the industry, discuss the present outlook as well as future possibilities.

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Company is Chipotle Mexican Grill 

  1. Identify Domestic and Global Environments (countries) that are in opposing cultural clusters (as identified in International business: theory and practice) identify which cluster(s) your two countries fit.
  2. Identify the socio-cultural parts of each country as related to business for your company. You will need to examine these with the aid of Geert Hofstede (see required readings).
  3. Identify and discuss the various socio-cultural aspects of each country. Do they differ? How? What are the similarities?
  4. How would these factors affect your company’s business in your Domestic and Global Environments?

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  1. Compare and contrast at least three (3) social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter are excluded). Your summary should include (but limited to):
    1. Assessment of the platform to include features
    2. Any associated costs
    3. Number of active users
  2. Evaluate the user friendliness of the platform (be specific and include an example(s) of the friendliness or non-friendliness).

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Company is Chipotle Mexican Grill 

1. Describe and integrate the political and legal environments/structures of your selected company’s home (domestic) country and another country in which it does business (global). (If your company does not have another clearly identified country, select a country in which it is likely to do — or could do – business.)

2. What exists for your worst company in the context of the domestic and global political-legal environments?

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Prompt:

For your chosen worst company write a paper covering the following: Company is Chipotle Mexican grill 

  1. Identify the hard and soft technology used for both the domestic and global environments of your company. This is not about computers or software; see Lesson.
  2. Identify the technology barriers to your chosen company in both environments.
  3. Discuss how the company can overcome these barriers.
  4. Evaluate the strategy used and how the company should protect its technology

Attached is resources explain hard and soft technology. 

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Continue working with your chosen “worst” company for the assignments and complete the following:

The worst company I choose is Chipotle Mexican Grill

  1. Identify the industry for your chosen company and its Domestic Environment. Identify a Global Environment for the company (an international country for the company).
  2. What are the characteristics of the new Global Country/Environment that will best suit the company for success?
  3. What barriers exist in the new Global Country/Environment? You cannot state there are no barriers.
  4. How will the company overcome those barriers (strategies)?

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Prompt:

Research the domestic environment of your selected worst company which I choose to be Chipotle Mexican grill and write an essay in APA format that covers the following:  (NOTE: Do not write in first person.)

  1. Identify the company, describe the nature of its industry, and describe its domestic environment (home country). (For example: U.S. Air operates in the airline industry. Its home country and domestic environment is the United States.)
  2. Summarize the company’s industry; how long it has been in business; and the attribute for which it is the least admired as a “worst” company.

Items 1 and 2 should be covered in no more than a paragraph or two at most. The remaining paper should address the following:

  1. Investigate and explain the domestic government regulations associated with your chosen company’s industry. (For example, for U.S. Air, you would investigate government regulations for the airline industry.) You will need to engage in research for this as specifically relates to your chosen company.
  2. How do these domestic government regulations affect your chosen company in its domestic environment? What are the barriers for business that are raised by these regulations?
  3. Identify a business theorist and briefly describe this theorist’s business theory. (Refer to Lessons Materials/required readings.)
  4. What should the business do to overcome these barriers? In addressing this question incorporate the business theorist you have identified. (NOTE: It is not sufficient to state nothing can be done or that the company is already doing what it can do. You must provide some critical and creative thought.)

Further Instructions: Also see attachments.

  • Organize your paper using topic headings (APA format).
  • This paper forms the basis that you will use to prepare your Final Simulation Project for Week 8.
  • Paper should be 2 to 4 pages in length plus a Title page and References page in APA paper format.
  • Research references – at least 3: minimum of 2 credible sources PLUS something from your assigned readings. References must be both cited in text and in full citation format on the References list (APA format).
  • For further guidance please review the Grading Rubric for this and all assignments for guidance in preparing your paper. The assignment instructions MEET expectations, to EXCEED expectations, review the rubrics.

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Review Lesson 5 and Chapter 10: Product Design and Development of Exploring Business . as part of well written essay (350-700 words, but no more then 1000), address the product development categories noted in the Exercise below. Adhere to APA 7th ed. formatting and include sources and citations where appropriate as well as a reference list at the end of your essay.

Detailed Analysis – Exercise from 10.1 What is a Product in your textbook Exploring Business

Identify a good or a service for each of the following product development categories: new-to-the-market, new-to-the-company, improvement of existing product, and extension of product line. To come up with the products, you might visit a grocery store or a mall (or think about products you use). Don’t use the Just Born examples presented in the chapter.

Instructions:

  • Develop a formal 350-700 word essay, but no more than 1000.
  • Your essay should include an introductory paragraph and a conclusion.
  • Follow APA format for structure. An APA template is attached here. Support your essay with 3 credible, academic references beyond the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar general websites are not credible academic references.
  • The two links that are in the instructions I attached in work below.  

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Review Lesson 5 and Chapter 10: Product Design and Development of Exploring Business . as part of well written essay (350-700 words, but no more then 1000), address the product development categories noted in the Exercise below. Adhere to APA 7th ed. formatting and include sources and citations where appropriate as well as a reference list at the end of your essay.

Detailed Analysis – Exercise from 10.1 What is a Product in your textbook Exploring Business

Identify a good or a service for each of the following product development categories: new-to-the-market, new-to-the-company, improvement of existing product, and extension of product line. To come up with the products, you might visit a grocery store or a mall (or think about products you use). Don’t use the Just Born examples presented in the chapter.

Instructions:

  • Develop a formal 350-700 word essay, but no more than 1000.
  • Your essay should include an introductory paragraph and a conclusion.
  • Follow APA format for structure. An APA template is attached here. Support your essay with 3 credible, academic references beyond the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar general websites are not credible academic references.
  • The two links that are in the instructions I attached in work below.  

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Review Lesson 4 as well as section 5.2 The Necessity for a Business Plan in your textbook Small Business Management in the 21st Century . As part of well written essay, discuss at least four (4) options for financing a new small business. What are the pros and cons of each? For what type of business would each option be best suited? Include sources and citations where appropriate and a reference list at the end of your essay. Adhere to APA 7th ed. formatting.

Instructions:

  • Develop a formal 350-700 word essay
  • Your essay should include an introductory paragraph and a conclusion.
  • Follow APA format for structure. An APA template is attached here. Support your essay with 3 credible, academic references beyond the course materials. Please note Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar general websites are not credible academic references.

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Prompt:

Read the following case and address the 12 case scenarios below as you develop and write a well-written APA 7th paper (350-700 words). 

Review Lesson 2 and Chapter 5: The Challenges of Starting a Business of your textbook Exploring Business.  Pay close attention to section 5.6 for preparing how to address the 12 case scenarios.

Detailed Analysis — Chocolate Chip Cookie Business Plan

Let’s start with three givens:

(1) College students love chocolate chip cookies and will buy them if affordable and delicious.

(2) You have a special talent for baking cookies and want to build a business making and selling them.

(3) You’re always broke and need to raise money to start the business.

Given these three conditions, you’ve come up with the idea of starting an on-campus business—selling chocolate chip cookies to fellow students. As a business major, you want to do things right by preparing a business plan. First, you identified a number of specifics about your proposed business. 

  1. You’ll bake the cookies in the kitchen of a friend’s apartment.
  2. You’ll charge $1 each or $10 a dozen.
  3. Your purpose is to make the best cookies on campus and deliver them fresh. You value integrity, consideration of others, and quality.
  4. Each cookie will have ten chocolate chips and will be superior to those sold in nearby bakeries and other stores.
  5. You expect sales of $6,000 for the first year.
  6. Chocolate chip cookies are irresistible to college students. There’s a lot of competition from local bakeries, but your cookies will be superior and popular with college students. You’ll make them close to campus using only fresh ingredients and sell them for $1 each. Your management team is excellent. You expect first-year sales of $6,000 and net income of $1,500. You estimate start-up costs at $600.
  7. You’ll place ads for your product in the college newspaper.
  8. You’ll hire a vice president at a salary of $100 a week.
  9. You can ship cookies anywhere in the United States and in Canada.
  10. You need $600 in cash to start the business.
  11. There are six bakeries within walking distance of the college.
  12. You’ll bake nothing but cookies and sell them to college students. You’ll make them in an apartment near campus and deliver them fresh.

Share anything additional that you would want to take into consideration.

Instructions:

  • Address each of the 12 case scenarios noted above.
  • Write an APA 7th paper (350-700 words) expounding on each of them.
  • Make sure you use proper headings for each (don’t merely rewrite the individual case scenarios, but develop unique headings for each). You can combine some of the various case scenarios into a single heading if they are relevant to one another. FOR EXAMPLE: You can combine 1, 3, 4, 9 & 12 for a heading called Product Description & Distribution. Or, Product Differentiation & Competition by combining 3, 4, 6 & 11. Or, Marketing, Sales & Pricing by combining 2 & 7. Revenue Projection, Financing & Financials by combining 5, 6, 8 & 10. Make sure you elaborate well in each section. 
  • Your paper should include an introductory paragraph/thesis (use your title for the heading), plus multiple content-related headings throughout the main body of your paper, a Conclusion section and References page.
  • Support your work with at least 4 or more credible, academic and/or peer-reviewed sources beyond the course materials. Please note that Wikipedia, Investopedia and similar ‘pedias’ and are not very credible nor fully reliable primary research sources.
  • An APA 7th template and guide is attached herein.  
  • Make sure you also study and review the iRubric so that you can make sure you achieve all the necessary elements of the assignment for maximizing points and grade score opportunities.
  • Submit your work by Day 7, Week 2 by 11:55 pm EST

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Prompt:

Choose an editorial article (An editorial is an article that presents the writer’s opinion on an issue supported with facts) from the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal. Browse the library and choose an editorial that addresses a business issue that interests you.

Instructions:
Write an essay describing the following:

  • Citation of the article and a brief summary of its contents
  • What are the premise(s) in the article?
  • What evidence is presented? Is it credible?
  • Can you independently verify the evidence presented?
  • How are counterarguments addressed?
  • Does the writer represent a particular interest?
  • How is language used to develop the argument?
  • Do you detect any errors in knowledge, evidence, or thinking?
  • Does the writer use any types of appeals or commit any fallacies?
  • Overall, how compelling is this article?

Be certain to carefully research your analysis using at least 3 credible sources. Your submission should be 4-6 pages in length minimum and should be a thorough representation of your ability to critically think through the steps above. Use the template provided to ensure you are following APA format. This assignment is worth 14% of your final grade.

Grading Rubric

The article to use is attached. 

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