March 30th – April 3rd

Introduction to Business and Technology – Spring 2020!

Sunday, March 29th

Hello everyone. I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy! You will have two assignments this week. Assignment #1 is primarily research based so that you become familiar with some local businesses. Assignment #2 is in preparation for upcoming information I will be presenting to you. I am setting up a Zoom for us to use beginning the week of April 13th. I will keep you posted and send you an invitation to join by email. If you cannot join at the times of the meeting, I will record the meetings so that you can watch at your convenience. There is some lecture involved with these concepts and I want to be able to interact with you when talking about these forms of business ownership.

Assignment #1:

As we transition from entrepreneurship to business ownership, I would like for you to do some research this week on local businesses and their contributions to society and our economy. There are so many different types of businesses that operate locally – everything from construction to healthcare to manufacturing to transportation. Below is a link to assignment #1 for this week. Instructions are on the page, along with a sample at the bottom of the page. Use a word document, please put a three column header at the top and use my example for completing all 12 categories.

Local Businesses

Assignment #2: As we move in to Business Ownership, I would like for you to create a table just like the one in the link below. Of course, you may use color. Create the table in Microsoft Word. I will be sharing some PowerPoints with you that you will use to fill in the cells of the table. Over the next class week (April 13  -17), I will cover the following forms of business ownership: Sole proprietorships, partnerships (general and limited), corporations (S Corps and C Corps), Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Non – Profits. We will discuss start up costs, liability, decision making, pros and cons for each form of ownership. This is A LOT of information and I want you to be able to have a graphic organizer to keep it all organized. For this week, just get the organizer table finished and ready to use.

Ownership Table

Submit both assignments to me by Friday, April 3rd, 3:30 p.m. – Please send me ONE email with both assignments attached. As always, let me know if you have any questions. Take care of yourselves. I miss you……


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