Conduct research to provide information on the following topics. Enter your research findings, ideas, and plans directly on the Project 2 Outline Template provided.
Describe an organizational, management, and staffing structure for the venture.
List the top 3–5 priorities of the President/CEO in the first 90 days, and in the first year.
Identify sources of capital, cash reserves, corporate credit, and other funding options for the venture.
Identify multiple potential revenue streams.
What are the fixed and variable expenses? Be sure to consider the organizational and staffing plans you outlined above.
Explain the impact that your staffing decisions will have on your financial plan.
Develop a budget framework to ensure positive cash flow.
While researching, go beyond simple web searches, and utilize academic and professional sites. Here are examples:
Nasdaq Stock Market
U.S. Small Business Administration
Read the scenario below, and then upload a word document that answers the questions at the bottom of the scenario.
THE OPTIMAL CONTRACT
Mark Brown is a project engineer at the Government’s Knipling Research Center (KRC). He will be running tests on a newly developed “chip” material sometime after July 1, and wants to make sure that his lab is properly equipped to perform the tests. After a careful inventory of equipment in his lab, he finds that he will need to acquire an advanced high-temperature heat chamber. To properly conduct the tests, the heat chamber must meet the following minimum design parameters:1. Sustain a minimum temperature of 8,000 degrees to a maximum of 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Have interior dimension of at least six cubic feet.
3. Be powered by natural gas rather than electricity. The KRC has a natural gas line, but the KRC building does not presently have the electrical capacity for an electric unit. It would cost a minimum of $145,000 to upgrade the capacity, and take upwards of six months for the electrical work.
Mark prepared a Purchase Request (PR) and hand-carried it the Contracting Officer, Leslie Clark, on January 3. She determined that natural gas heat chambers are commercially available from six small business concerns at market prices that range from $525,000 to $600,000. Hence, she began preparing a Request for Quotations (RFQ), with delivery to be made on or before May 30. She also planned to write the RFQ as a total set aside for small business.
The next day, she was invited to lunch by Arch Kress, the head of Kress Kilns. Arch then made the following offer: “I have heard, through the grapevine, that you are about to release an RFQ for a heat chamber. I have a proposition for you. Kress Kilns, for some time, has been making electric kilns for potters. Right now, the largest kiln we make has an interior space of two cubic feet and heats up to 1,000 degrees. But I am anxious to build bigger and better units. So here’s the deal. I’ll send you a proposal, but I’ll leave the price blank. When you open the proposals, you just identify the lowest price submitted by one of my rivals. Then fill in the blank in my proposal by an amount that is, oh, $10,000 less. I might lose my shirt on the deal, but I have money to lose and a strong desire to learn how to build higher capacity heat chambers. Do this for me, and I’ll give you a nice position with our company after you retire next year. And, think of it this way, the contract would be optimal for all concerned. You win, because you’ll have a good income to supplement your retirement pay. I win, because even if I lose money on this deal, I’ll have an opportunity to learn how to build higher capacity heat units. And the taxpayer wins, because the Government will pay a price that is $10,000 less than any other submitted offer. By the way, make sure that you delete the requirement for natural gas, because I don’t do natural gas, and I want to stay all electric. Also, you know that I am the largest manufacturer of pottery kilns in the nation. I can’t qualify for a small business set aside. Finally, the minimum 8,000 degrees is a bit much. Brown can’t possibly need that much heat. Let the spec be 7,800 degrees. And I know the market well enough to tell you that the 200 degrees will save the taxpayer as much as $5,000 in the purchase price of the unit. Oh, and if you don’t want to go along with my offer, bear in mind that I have powerful political connections.”
1. Is Arch Kress right? Would this deal be the best for all concerned? Why or why not?
2. How does Arch Kress’s proposed deal rack up against the pre-award goals you read about in the lesson materials? For each pre-award goal, write your evaluation of the Arch Kress “deal” against that goal.
Goal 1 QualityGoal 2 TimelinessGoal 3 CostGoal 4 Minimizing Business and Technical RisksGoal 5 Public Policy ObjectivesGoal 6 Maximizing Competition
Goal 7 Maintaining Integrity
discussion – Disruptive IT Impacts Companies, Competition, and Careers Locally and Globally
Business Assignment Help Technology Mega Trends For 21st-century enterprises, connectivity, big data and analytics, and digitization are technology megatrends that cannot be ignored. Business breakthroughs and innovation would be impossible without them. They also mark the difference between outdated 20th-century business models and practices and those of today’s on-demand economy.
One of the things that have been in the headlines recently is COVID-19. Recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic have had a far-reaching effect on the global economy and the professional and personal lives of individuals. Consequently, companies in all industry sectors have had to act much more quickly to create new business models that address the regulatory requirements of COVID-19 lockdowns along with ensuing health and safety concerns and new purchasing habits of consumers, vendors and partners. Most companies have achieved this goal primarily by integrating new innovative information and communication technologies into their business models to increase personal engagement with consumers, vendors and partners, maintain a competitive advantage in the market and develop the operational resilience needed to safeguard their sustainability. As a result, the rate of digital transformation around the globe has increased significantly.
Research a company or area of your choice such as education, healthcare, law enforcement, retail, social media, etc. and discuss the impact COVID-19 had on them and what they did about it.
(Respond to the question using research from Journal Articles – note your response should not be your own opinion).Use at least two (2) academically reviewed journal articles as research for your primary response and response to one (1) ONLY other student.
Use APA format throughout
This posting should be at least 200 words.
This posting should be at least 150 words. In addition, please ensure that you answer additional questions from other students.
Respond to your colleagues’ posts in one or more of the following ways:
• Ask a probing question, substantiated with additional background information, research from academically reviewed journal articles.• Share an insight from having read your colleagues’ postings, synthesizing the information to provide new perspectives.
• Offer and support an alternative perspective using readings from the classroom or from your own research in the Campbellsville Library.
• Validate an idea with your own experience and additional research.
• Make suggestions based on additional evidence drawn from readings or after synthesizing multiple postings.
• Expand on your colleagues’ postings by providing additional insights or contrasting perspectives based on readings and evidence.
The project is progressing well, and you have now been asked if there is enough time and budget to
The project is progressing well, and you have now been asked if there is enough time and budget to create and distribute a new marketing mailing. This mailing will be focused on a new international marketplace, so the existing materials cannot be used as is. The materials will need to be translated (external resource), have different graphics applied, and use different colors. The cost for mailing internationally is twice the cost of domestic mailing, and the volume is 200,000 addresses. A mailing list will be purchased for this mailing because it is a new market for the company.
Write a 5-page plan on the new marketing mailing project cost template provided.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, that you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 5 pages minimum
Abstract: This is a summary of your paper, not an introduction. Begin writing in third person.
Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.