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Assignments Wednesday 19 May Assignment 1 For the next class session please go to the Web site and read the three files in the Africa Folder. Please then answer the following. The author makes several key points, what are they and why do you think they are important? Please hand in your paper at the start of the next class. Sustainability Assignment Friday 21 May Read the material in the “SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION THROUGH AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP LENS ” In a paper tell me what you consider the important concepts of sustainable entrepreneurship demonstrated by Walden Paddlers. 26 May Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation Read the article “Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation” nt about sustainability and innovation and what advantages or disadvantages you see for business people in adopting sustainability. page) in the “Social Entrepreneur File The author gives a good description of a Social Entrepreneur and provides many characteristics of a Social Entrepreneur. How are Social Entrepreneurs different from regular Entrepreneurs and what characteristics do both Social Entrepreneurs and regular Entrepreneurs have in common? an idea you have for a personal business you would like to start. Tell me what key factors you would have to consider before you would actually start to develop that business. This assignment is worth 20 Points. 4 June NO CLASS 9 June READ the article located at http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabusiness/businessplans/article206658.ht ml Please tell me in a paper why you think the information in this paper is important? How do you think change effects new businesses? How do you think the entrepreneur should communicate their goals and plans to their employees? Do you think this article devalues the idea of writing and utilizing a Business Plan? This assignment is worth 20 Points. 9 June Second Assignment Read The Article Apple Passes Microsoft as the Number 1 in Tech. You do not need to write anything, we will discuss the article in class. The article can be found in my Internet files or at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/27/technology/27apple.html?ref=technology 11 June READ the article found here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/36335626/ns/businesssmall_business Then in a paper tell me how much influence you feel a persons family impacts there choice of future occupation. Do you think a person could be or is genetically disposed (inclined or destined) to follow a certain path in life? If you do what makes you feel that way, if you don't what makes you feel that way? This assignment is worth 15 Points. 11 June study for test it will be four essay questions on material covered up through 9 June including all materials presented in class, and from homework assignments. 16 June please read “Costs and Benefits of Becoming an Entrepreneur”. In a paper please tell me what you believe to be the major costs and benefits of becoming an entrepreneur. Also, do you think you are well suited to become an entrepreneur and why you think you are or are not likely to become an entrepreneur? Be sure to take the quiz that is in the reading and see how you match up to being an entrepreneur. Remember the quiz is to gauge your entrepreneurial tendencies; it is not designed to necessarily have you try to earn the highest score. Then check your score against the rating system in the reading and see where you correspond to the entrepreneurial skills. Points 20 18 June please read “Fixed and Variable Costs”. In a paper tell me the difference between fixed and variable costs and the advantages and disadvantages of each for the entrepreneur? Points 20 23 June please read “Accounting Procedures”. This reading discusses the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow statement. Please tell me what each is used for and what they would tell the entrepreneur about his business? Points 20 Additional Reading Article: Managing Your Numbers Is Essential for Growth 25 June Study for Final Exam it will cover all materials from all classes and all homework assignments.
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