Options 1 & 2: Business Proposal For this  assignment, you will write a propo

 
Options 1 & 2: Business Proposal
For this  assignment, you will write a proposal to your organization’s senior  management team for a project you would like to receive approval for.  The section titled Practical Skills: Proposal Writing in the interactive  lecture on page V of Module 7 provides guidance to help you determine  the specific needs of your audience.
Your proposal will be based on the work you have already done for the  Module 6 Critical Thinking Assignment.  You will be writing on the  topic you chose for that assignment, either:

Leadership Training Need Identified
Reward and Recognition Program Needed

Review the information provided in the Module 7, Page V, Practical Skills: Proposal Writing, interactive lecture.  Use the proposal template (link below) for the assignment.
Your proposal should be 6-8 pages in length and conform to CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.  Include at least 5 scholarly references, proper in-text citation, and a  reference page. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these  references.

 Discussion 1 Prepare: Read the article A Portrait of the Teacher as Friend and

 Discussion 1
Prepare: Read the article A Portrait of the Teacher as Friend and Artist: The Example of Jean-Jacques Rousseau by Hunter McEwan (2011) from the Ashford University Library. Reflect: As you take notes while reading this article, think about the importance of understanding the philosophy behind taking general education courses and how your courses have taught you to think more critically, build character, and become more open-minded to cultural differences, thereby paving the way for you to be successful in the career field you have chosen. 

Write: For this discussion you will address the following prompts:

Describe at least three ways a person can teach by example according to the article and provide a personal example in which you have demonstrated this concept.
Explain how “teaching by example” influences the development of ethical and moral reasoning as well as cultural sensitivity and awareness.
“Rousseau categorically denies the educational power of example” (p. 513). Explain your agreement or disagreement with Rousseau’s philosophy of education as it applies to your experience in gaining knowledge.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and references (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Discussion 2

 Prepare: In order to prepare for this assignment, view the following tutorial from the Ashford University Library:

Scholarly and Popular Sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Reflect: Good research is a combination of many types of sources. Prior to taking this course, did you understand the differences between these sources and the importance of finding one type of resource over another? 

Write: For this discussion, you will address the following prompts:

Explain at least five differences between popular and scholarly sources used in research.
Locate and summarize one peer-reviewed, scholarly source from the Ashford University Library and one popular source that pertain to your Final Argumentative Essay topic. In your summary of each article, comment on the following: biases, reliability, strengths, and limitations.
From the sources you summarized, list and explain at least five visual cues from the peer-reviewed, scholarly source that were not evident in the popular source.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, which should include a thorough response to each prompt. You are required to provide in-text citations of applicable required reading materials and/or any other outside sources you use to support your claims. Provide full reference information of all sources cited at the end of your response. Please use correct APA format when writing in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and references (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. 

***Must Be Plagiarism Free***   Sam Johnson has created some financial goals fo

***Must Be Plagiarism Free***  

Sam Johnson has created some financial goals for himself.  He is 40 years old, currently has a great job, and pays his bills on time. He wants to save enough money to put his children–currently ages 3 and 8, through college. He also wants to retire at the age of 60.  He puts $150 a month in a savings account, paying less than 1% in interest. He wants to earn more interest with the money he is saving. In order to do this he needs to learn more about investing.
 
Use the Internet to research the different stocks, bonds, and mutual funds available to investors today.
 
Write a five to six 5-6 page paper in which you:
1. Discuss the overall role of investing in personal financial planning.
2. Discuss three (3) attributes of three (3) different stocks that would be a good choice for Sam’s financial profile based on your Internet research.
3. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages (i.e., risks and rewards) that Sam should be aware of when investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
4. Discuss the manner in which mutual funds are generally used, and examine key reasons why, based on Sam’s profile, mutual funds would be a suitable investment vehicle for him based on your Internet research.
5. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
 Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
 The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
· Examine the process of buying and selling securities.
· Evaluate the risks and rewards of investing in stocks, bond, and mutual funds.
· Use technology and information resources to research issues in personal financial planning.
· Write clearly and concisely about personal financial planning using proper writing mechanics.

  Performance Measures In healthcare, the terms “balanced scorecard” and a “dash

 
Performance Measures
In healthcare, the terms “balanced scorecard” and a “dashboard” are used to describe performance measurement tools that are broad in scope but summarized in a few key indicators. In this assignment, you will create a specific dashboard for an operating Week of a healthcare organization.
Tasks:

Select and describe a specific healthcare operating Week. Examples are an emergency department, a surgical service, a specific nursing Week, and a physician’s office practice. Select a type of healthcare service you are familiar with.

Locate at least three recent (within the past four years) journal articles from professional and peer-reviewed journals that discuss dashboard, balanced scorecard, or performance measurement. Write a brief review of the articles, giving complete citations.

On the basis of the literature review and your knowledge of the Week, create four categories of measurement. They must include both clinical and financial categories. Describe the categories and write a justification for each.

For each category, create at least three specific performance measures. For each measure, describe how it is calculated and where the data can be found.

Explain how the performance measures may change if the Week of analysis is the organization as a whole and not the specific operating Week.

Resources:
Gordon, J., & Richardson, E. (2012). Continuous improvement using balanced scorecard in healthcare. American Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3), 185-188. doi:http://dx.doi.org.southuniversity.libproxy.edmc.edu/10.19030/ajhs.v3i3.7136
Perkins, M., Grey, A., & Remmers, H. (2014). What do we really mean by “balanced scorecard”? International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 63(2), 148-169. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.southuniversity.libproxy.edmc.edu/docview/1667910740?accountid=87314

Submission Details:

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your assignment should be addressed in a 2- to 3-page document.

  Purpose of Assignment  To locate, retrieve, and evaluate the effects of macroe

 
Purpose of Assignment 
To locate, retrieve, and evaluate the effects of macroeconomic indicators on your own decision making. 
Assignment Steps 
Resources: Tutorial help on Excel® and Word functions can be found on the Microsoft® Office website. There are also additional tutorials via the web offering support for Office products. 
Scenario: Consider your last big purchase such as a car, appliances, home repairs, home purchase, computer equipment, college tuition, or another “big-ticket” item, which are often purchased using loans/financing (by borrowing money). Also consider your decision-making process that led you to choose a particular make, model, or brand of the product (or service) you purchased and whether it was the right time to make the purchase given economic conditions at the time of your purchase. While analyzing your decision, keep in mind everything from interest rates to the prices of complementary and substitute goods are driven by human economic behavior. 
Develop a minimum 1,050-word analysis of your decision-making process in which you include the following:

Retrieve statistics on Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and on Real Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) by year for the last ten years. You can retrieve those statistics from internet sources including, but not limited to, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis’s FRED web site, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) web site, or another credible source of your choice. Post these statistics in a single worksheet of an Excel® workbook and submit your Excel® file with your report. In your report, discuss the latest 10-year trends in both GDP and PCE. Also discuss how the trends in GDP compare with trends in PCE. You are encouraged to include graphs of these statistics in your report; you could create the graphs in Excel®and copy them into your report.
Retrieve statistics on the Effective Federal Funds Rate and on the Consumer Price Index: All Items Less Food and Energy by year for the last 30 years. You can retrieve those statistics from internet sources including, but not limited to, the Federal Reserve of St. Louis’s FRED web site, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) web site, or other credible sources of your choice. Post these statistics in a single worksheet of an Excel® workbook and submit your Excel® file with your report. In your report, discuss how the trends in the Effective Federal Funds Rate compare with trends in inflation. If you took out a loan to pay for your “big-ticket” purchase, what was the interest rate on your loan? Were interest rates rising or falling at that time?  Were interest rates relatively high or low at that time? You are also encouraged to include graphs of these statistics in your report.
Discuss the influence of any Federal government or state government programs, such as tax credits or tax deductions for energy-saving/efficiency purchases, on your decision to make your last big purchase; or if government incentives did not factor into your decision, explain why not.
Develop conclusions about the economy’s influence on personal and business decision-making relative to purchases of big-ticket items, investments, or other major purchases. 

Cite a minimum of three peer-reviewed sources. Note: The Federal Reserve of St. Louis, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics can be cited to fulfill this requirement. 
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. 

 I want research paper about ( How does social media affect business?) Read car

 I want research paper about ( How does social media affect business?)

Read carefully my instruction:

I want just summarize each abstract in an article that relates to my topic IF the article Does Not have abstract I Do Not need it. for example, the link shows me in the above ( abstract) so I need each source shows me like this link ( http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2016/06/the-impact-of-social-media-on-ghanaian-youth-a-case-study-of-the-nima-and-maamobi-communities-in-accra-ghana/) 

I want 20 sources and I want at least 4 out of 20  scholarly/academic journals sources. 

See how my professor will evaluate me:
1- APA-formatted and formatting
2- 20 sources
3- Accurate links and valid sources
4- Fairly accurate summaries
5-Sources relevant to a topic
6- Grammar and spelling
7- At least 4 scholarly/academic journals included

Select a manufacturer and assume you are the supply chain manager of this organi

Select a manufacturer and assume you are the supply chain manager of this organization. Analyze the effectiveness of the four key flows in supply chain, the make process and the supply chain forecasting. Base on analysis, recommend improvements by apply theories and concept in SCM. (2000 words , min 12 reference)

1) Introduction – Outline background and purpose of this report and provide key information about the selected organization.

2) The Key Flows in Supply Chain – Analyze the effectiveness of the product flow, information flow, cash flow and return flow of the selected org. Recommend improvements and use diagrams for illustrations.

3) The Make Process – Analyze the effectiveness of the production/scheduling process and material requirement planning process. Recommend improvements.

4) The Supply Chain Forecasting – Review the different forecasting models and recommend the mos effective forecast model/method. Justify recommendations, provide examples.

5) Conclusion

Click to read the scenario about Stacy Lynn, Inc. After you complete the Reading

Click to read the scenario about Stacy Lynn, Inc. After you complete the Reading respond to the following components:
Part A) If Stacy Lynn wants  to show the bank the maximum profit over the previous 2-year period,  which costing method should be presented?
Part B) However, the bank  requires that all financial statements conform to Generally Accepted  Accounting Principles (GAAP). Based on that requirement, which costing  method should be presented?
Part C) The bank has  delivered a memo in preparation for the meeting to negotiate the Credit  Line; the memo states that they will expect a significant Net Income.  Based on your responses to Parts A and B, what are some of the legal and  ethical issues that may be of importance to Stacy Lynn?

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  Why wouldn’t you want to post a payment against an invoice directly to a bank

 
Why wouldn’t you want to post a payment against an invoice directly to a bank account?

A. It will duplicate income
B. It will create a negative Accounts Receivable
C. It won’t reduce Accounts Receivable correctly
D. The deposits from the bank statement automatically post to income
E. The deposits in QuickBooks generally won’t match up with the deposits on the bank statement

Your client calls you to figure out why he suddenly has an amount showing in his balance sheet for Opening Balance Equity. Which of the following errors could he have made that would result in a balance existing in the Opening Balance Equity account?

A. Condensed the file
B. Entered an owner’s draw banking transfer
C. Closed retained earnings to owner’s equity
D. Received new inventory items on a bill without making a purchase order
E. Entered an opening balance when setting up the liability account for a new truck purchase

Your client recorded a check in the prior fiscal year that did not clear and was re-issued in the current fiscal year. They are accrual based taxpayers and the return for the prior fiscal year has been completed. Which of the following is the best method to repair this issue?

A. Use the Write Off Invoices tool to void the check in the current fiscal year
B. Delete/void the check from the prior fiscal year and create a new check in the current fiscal year
C. Delete the check and re-enter as a bill payment using the same check number and date originally used
D. Change the date and the check number of the original check entered in the prior fiscal year to match the new check number and date
E. Create a deposit to the same expense account as the original check but dated in the current period, then reconcile them against each other

Trudie Lyn calls you because a bill is still showing due but she knows she paid it and her bank and credit cards are all reconciled. You determined she recorded an expense instead of paying the bill through bill payment. What steps would you take to repair this issue?

A. Delete the bill
B. Delete the expense and create a bill payment
C. Enter a credit memo to offset the amount of the bill
D. Open the expense and add the bill from the transaction drawer
E. Created a delayed credit and when the next bill comes, apply the delayed credit to the bill

When going in to reconcile a bank account, you realize that the beginning balance does not match the statement. Where can you view changes made to a bank account’s reconciled period?

A. Chart of Accounts
B. Audit Trail Report
C. Reconciliation Report
D. Reconciliation History
E. Banking Changes screen

  Note: While representative of possible situations faced by the Brooklyn Nets,

 
Note: While representative of possible situations faced by the Brooklyn Nets, all scenarios in this assignment are fictional.
Real Business
For a large discount retail store like Target and Walmart, it can be difficult to get the marketing mix just right for a given product. There are so many products in the store fighting for the attention of customers. There is also the challenge of helping the suppliers of each product maximize their profits while making sure the store is making money. With so many things to consider, working in marketing for such a large business can be a challenge.
Your Role
This week, you’ll be acting as a Marketing Manager in the sporting goods section.
WHAT IS A MARKETING MANAGER?
Marketing Managers are responsible for developing, implementing and executing marketing plans, either for an entire organization or for particular categories or products within the organization, in order to attract potential customers and keep existing ones.
Their day-to-day tasks include managing and coordinating marketing and creative staff, leading market research to improve existing products and services, working with advertising agencies, and determining the best way to get products in front of customers.
As a marketing manager for a discount retail store in Brooklyn, you have been asked to evaluate a marketing plan for basketballs to ensure that the 4 P’s of marketing are being applied well. Using your knowledge of the 4 P’s and the best approach to generating sales, you’ll take a look at a number of marketing recommendations and choose the approach that you believe will sell the most products.
INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Product
In the Marketing Analysis Presentation provided by your marketing team, you’ll see three different basketballs that need to be included in the product display on Slide 2. Each product has unique features.

Based on the information provided about the customers that shop at the store location on Slide 3, choose the basketball that you think will sell the most. Please explain the rationale for your decision.

Step 2: Place
On Slide 4 of the Marketing Analysis Presentation, you’ll see the results of a survey that asked potential buyers about where they are most likely to purchase these products.

Use your knowledge about product placement to choose the best place to sell the products, deciding between traditional stores and online. Please explain the rationale for your decision.

Step 3: Promotion
Slide 5 of the Marketing Analysis Presentation shows three recommended advertisements, including a special deal promotion, for the product that is expected to sell the best.

Based on the information provided about the customers that shop at this store location on Slide 3, determine which promotional activity will sell the most product at this particular store. Please explain the rationale for your decision.

Step 4: Price
Look at the pricing options available for each of the three products together on Slide 6.

Based on your knowledge of Pricing Strategies, choose the option that has the best pricing mix for all three products. Refer to the customer information on Slide 2, if needed. Please explain the rationale for your decision.

Note: You should complete Step 5 after reading the material in Week 7.
Step 5: Brand & Sales Pitch
The company that makes one of the basketballs is looking to rebrand the product. They have asked for your input on possible brand ideas.

First, read the Brand Vision statement which summarizes the goal for the new brand. Then, look at the logo, name, and tagline recommendations. Which of the two brand directions do you think best meets the goals of the brand vision? Please support your decisions.
Second, write a sales pitch that you would use to try to convince someone to purchase this product.

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