[Recommended] Week 2 Discussion Active

[Recommended] Week 2 Discussion Active

Small Business Management

Week 1 Discussion:

  • Introduce yourself to your peers by sharing something unique about your background. Explain how you expect this course will help you move forward in your current or future career.
  • Describe the opportunities small businesses provide the owner, the local community, and the economy.
  • Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Week 2 Discussion 

Please respond to the following:

  • As a small business owner, discuss what you would do to meet the ethical goals of your company. According to your course textbook, there are several ethical models a business owner can use to help determine how ethical a choice is; that is The Golden Rule, Utilitarianism, Universalism, and Billboard Principle. Select one of these models that you would implement in your business and explain why you selected that specific model.
  • Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

Week 3 Discussion 

Please respond to the following:

  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of purchasing an existing business AND compare the advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from scratch. Which do you think you would choose: purchase an existing business or start from scratch?
  • Two friends are considering launching a small company, which they believe has the potential to grow into a large firm in the future. List three important factors they should take into consideration when selecting a form of ownership. Next, recommend one form of ownership you believe will best serve the organization now and in the future. Justify your response.
  • Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.

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Communication: The Key to Work

Week 1 Discussion:

Communication helps us express our ideas and better understand others. In fact, delivering clear messages through oral and written communication are critical aspects of our daily lives.

In which aspect of your daily life listed below do you think effective communication is most important? Thoroughly explain why.

  1. Academic (i.e., communicating with instructors, deans, and success coaches).
  2. Employment (i.e., communicating with colleagues and supervisors).
  3. Personal (i.e., communicating with family and friends).

Typically a substantial post consists of 5-7 sentences, and a peer response with 2-4 complete sentences. A substantial discussion forum response should make connections to course content, professional experiences, and personal experiences.

Week 2 Discussion 

Active listening helps us communicate effectively and resolve conflicts in the workplace. However, distractions such as mobile devices and emails may impact our ability to actively listen to others.

Choose one of the options below. Then, thoroughly explain why active listening is critical to its success. You may want to refer to active listening strategies you have learned about throughout this course.

  1. Building professional relationships.
  2. Decreasing misunderstandings.
  3. Increasing productivity.

Typically a substantial post consists of 5-7 sentences, and a peer response with 2-4 complete sentences. A substantial discussion forum response should make connections to course content, professional experiences, and personal experiences. 

Week 3 Discussion 

Imagine that you recently became the president of your local Community Improvement Association, and you need to prepare a speech about the pros and cons of building a community swimming pool. Before you start to design your presentation, you will need to analyze the audience (community members).

Select one of the categories below and explain how this information about the audience would affect the design and delivery of your speech. Thoroughly explain why. Remember, you are not focusing on the pros and cons of a pool. You are discussing how analyzing the audience will affect the design of your presentation.

  1. Age of audience.
  2. Audience attitude about a community pool.
  3. Socio-economic status of audience.

Typically a substantial post consists of 5-7 sentences, and a peer response with 2-4 complete sentences. A substantial discussion forum response should make connections to course content, professional experiences, and personal experiences. 

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