HW-1551 Final Project – Lee College

Final Project

The purpose of the Final Project is for you to demonstrate understanding of the reading as well as culminate the learning achieved in the course by describing your understanding and application of knowledge.

Focus of the Final Project

Review the financial information pertaining to Lee College in problem 11-8 on pages 362 of your text. Prepare the following:

A Statement of Activities using the format presented in Illustration 10-1.
A Statement of Unrestricted Revenues, Expenses, and Other Changes in Unrestricted Net Assets.
A Statement of Changes in Net Assets.

Your paper must:

Include both the completed financial statements and detailed analysis of the data provided.
Explain the process by which you completed the final statements and include any applicable supporting information computations and explanations.
Offer an in-depth analysis of the financial health of Lee College.

Answer includes a word file and excel.

ECO365 Week-5 Competitive Strategies and Government Policies

Look at your team paper from week 3. Management has recognized the effect of changes in the real-world competitive environment and government policies on other industries and anticipates similar events occurring in their industry, so they ask you for a report considering the following points.

Write 1,400 -1,750-word paper and a 10 – 15 slide power point presentation in which you describe how each of the following will affect your industry or one with which you are familiar: Your team will present its findings in class.

• New companies, such as Borsha Coffee, are using network marketing to sell its caffeinated lemonade drink over the Internet, thereby avoiding fixed costs of brick and mortar establishments like yours. How might such competitors impact you (just as Amazon impacted Borders Books?)

• Identify the type of merger activity in your industry. Why is it happening, and does it pose a threat to your franchise company?

• Current and expected government policies and regulations, including higher taxes and regulations under the Affordable Health care act can impact the firm’s bottom line. Should your firm provide health care for all employees? Should it not provide health care and simply pay the fine? Or should your firm make sure that it has fewer than 50 employees, and if necessary, convert some employees to LLCs and enter into business to business contractual arrangements?

• There has been a recent call on companies in your industry to allow employees to unionize. What would be the cost impacts of this to your franchise firm?

Recommend how the franchise company might respond to each of the previous points. Make a presentation the last night of class.

Answer includes a paper and power point presentation.

ECO365 Week-4 How Does the Affordable Care Act Impact Businesses

Discuss the requirements of the Affordable Care Act as it applies to restaurants and similar business that hire lots of part time employees. How are companies like Applebee’s, Papa John’s Pizza, Olive Garden and others responding to the requirements of the law. Have each team member select a different company to respond to the question above. Combine all team member contributions. Based on the profit maximizing goal of a firm to have total revenues exceed total costs, what are your team’s thoughts about how they are/how they should respond to this law?

Prepare a 350- to 1,050- word paper detailing the findings of your discussion

ECO365 Week-4 Differentiating Between Market Structures

• Consider three firms: Starbucks, Tropical Smoothie Café Franchise, and Unleavened Bread Cafe. Starbucks and Tropical Smoothie Café are large corporations. The Unleavened Bread Café is a single location café located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
• Explain which market structure each company is in, and why.
• For the typical firm in the market structure you describe, what might the owner of each of these sorts of shops do to comply with minimize the costs to comply with the Affordable Care Act (Also known as Obama Care)?
Identify three or more competitive strategies of your choice that may be used by the organization to maximize its profits over the long run. Evaluate the efficacy of these strategies in the market structure you identified.
Make recommendations related to the strategies each organization might consider to maximize its profits.
Select one of the following assignment options:
Write a 1,400- to 1,750- word paper.

ECO365 Week-3 Current Market Conditions and Competitive Analysis

Imagine you are part of a strategic planning group for a franchise juice and smoothie shop. You are considering adding some sort of game/exercise station in your store to attract patrons and differentiate yourself from competitors. It has been suggested to equip stores with Wii play stations. The marketing director has asked your team to do a competitive market analysis to determine the idea’s potential success. The analysis will focus on your primary competitor in the product’s market.

Access and download from IBIS World 72221B Coffee and Snack Shops in the US Industry Report.

Write a 1,400 – 1,750-word paper analyzing the current market conditions. Address the following topics:

• A short history of the organization and a description of their product

• Factors that affect demand, supply, and equilibrium prices in the market in which the competitor organization operates: Define the market for your chosen product, including an analysis of its competitors, potential customers, or potential buyers.

• Any issues or opportunities your organization or industry faces that affect its competitiveness and long-term profitability with regards to your product: This may include, but is not limited, to the following elements.

• Price elasticity of demand
• Technological innovation
• The relationship between the amount of labor & capital employed and the law of diminishing marginal productivity
• Cost structure

• Factors affecting variable costs, including productivity and others that change the supply of and demand for labor

• Factors affecting fixed costs

Make recommendations on how your organization can maximize their profit-making potential, and successfully compete in the new market. Consider the effect your recommendations may have on marginal revenues and costs.

ECO365 Week-1 Article Analysis

Write a 700 – 1,050-word paper in which you do the following:

1. Define economics
2. Define microeconomics
3. Define the Law of supply
4. Define the Law of demand
(For each of these terms, use the text and cite the page where you found the definition).
Analyze the basis for the trends in consumption patterns as discussed in the article. Choose an industry that has seen its pricing and marketing patterns affected by the Internet and in your analysis of the article, talk about your selected industry as you consider
1. The utility derived from the products as sold on the Internet
2. Describe what has occurred to change the demand for, or the supply of, the good or service because of the Internet
3. Market prices of those products or services and how they’ve been affected by the Internet.

BUS475 Week-2 Assignment

Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper in which you explain the importance of innovation in your selected business’s vision, mission, and values, and determine your business model for this new division. Include the following:

  • Propose a new product or service for the new company division. The division should be customer-focused with an innovative mission statement. Ensure that you are differentiating your product or service.
  • Describe how the division addresses customer needs and achieves competitive advantage.
  • Create a vision and a business model for this new division that clearly demonstrates your decision on what you want your business to become in the future.
  • Explain how the vision, mission, and value of the new division align with the company’s mission and vision.
  • Summarize how the vision, mission, and values guide the division’s strategic direction.
  • Define your guiding principles and values for your division in the context of culture, social responsibility, and ethics.