Business Plan for Sporting Goods Store

Business Plan for Sporting Goods Store SMALL BUSINESS PLAN: SPORTING GOODS RETAIL STORE This research presents a small business plan for starting a sporting goods retail store. The elements of this plan are (1) the business description, which includes all of the material found in a traditional business feasibility study other than proforma financial projections, and (2) the proforma financial projections for the proposed small business operation. The description of the proposed small business operation is presented in this section. The elements of this description are (1) product description, (2) target market description, (3) existing competition, (4) marketing strategy, (5) business location, (6) management, and (7) staffing. The product that…
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Business & Government

Business & Government Corporate America is greatly effected by government regulation in a variety of forms. From regulations mandated by government agencies like OSHA to interest rate regulations enacted by the Federal Reserve Bank, businesses must adapt to a host of government issued mandates that have an impact on business. The recent Microsoft appeal is evidence of how government regulation impacts business. Microsoft was convicted of violating Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act by linking its Internet Explorer browser to its Windows operating system (Labaton [2/27], 1). The decision forced the company to break into two different components. The regulations of government also impact consumers as well as businesses.…
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Blockbuster

Blockbuster 1. The Product: According to the company's 10-K filing with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commissions, Blockbuster Incorporated is a public company. Its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. This company was founded in Dallas, Texas in 1985. Since 1985, it has become the world's leading providers of videos, Digital Video Discs and video games, with worldwide revenues of more than $6 billion in calendar year 2004. Approximately 80 percent of Blockbuster's revenues are generated in the United States, where this company has more than 48 million member accounts. By December 31, 2004 Blockbuster had approximately 9,100 stores in the United States and more than 3,200…
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Business Ethics Case Study

Business Ethics Case Study Scott Horton (2008) described the actions of Birmingham, Alabama U.S. Attorney Alice Martin, who has used her position to pursue a number of questionable cases against a variety of individuals and businesses. Notable in Martin's performance is her effort to punish a company called Axion for allegedly giving restricted documentation regarding critical parts for a Blackhawk helicopter to a Chinese company which was providing materials to Axion. The case was ultimately dismissed and Axion was awarded costs and attorneys fees because the government was found to have acted unfairly under the AECA framework. The ethical issues involved in the case against Martin center on (1) whether…
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BMW and DaimlerChrysler

BMW and DaimlerChrysler AN INVESTIGATION OF THE COMPARATIVE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL OF DAIMLERCHRYSLER, AG, AND BAYERISCHE MOTEREN WERKE AG (BMW) The objective of this investigation was to assess the performance and position of BMW and DaimlerChrysler with an objective of making recommendations relative to investing in the equity stocks of the two companies. The recommendations are based on investment analyses of the two companies which are primarily financially-oriented but which also included a strategic element in the form of SWOT analyses. The financial analyses included du Pont analyses and market (stock) trends for the 2001-2003 period of analysis. With respect to a recommendation for investors in relation to the equity stocks…
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Blacks in Upper Management

Blacks in Upper Management The purpose of this research is to examine the experience of blacks in uppermanagement positions. Although a higher proportion of black men than black women are found in uppermanagement positions in the United States, this research addresses the experiences of black executives generally. The relevant issues are defined and discussed in the following section. Consideration of the issues involved in the black experience in uppermanagement is presented in four related discussions. These discussions (1) define the problem, (2) examine the specific problems confronted by black executives, (3) review the historical (since 1960) background of blacks in uppermanagement, and (4) trace the legal and social developments affecting…
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Buy-Sell Agreements

Buy-Sell Agreements Structuring Buy-Sell Agreements in the Partnership Context This paper will discuss the various aspects of buy-sell agreements in the context of partnerships. The main topics which will be discussed concern the Federal tax ramifications of buy-sell agreements in partnerships; namely, the taxation effects on the partnership, the selling partner, and the purchaser. The characteristics of the different types of buy-sell agreements will be examined in the light of these effects, as well as with regard to the non-tax effects on the parties to the agreements. The first part of the paper will give a general overview of partnerships and their characteristics. The second part of the paper will…
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BMW

BMW BMW is a world class manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles, with wholly owned subsidiaries located throughout the world. Its products are recognized as premium products in their respective markets, and the company manufactures and distributes its products and parts throughout the world. The company is based in Germany and has survived the recent European recession and reunification of Germany better than the European automotive industry as a whole. BMW has continued to improve its market position in the global marketplace, and has posted earnings for each of the years from 1989 to 1993. This research examines BMW's current financial position and is based on the company's 1993 Annual Report.…
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BMW’s Marketing Shift

BMW's Marketing Shift 1. What factors underlie BMW's desire to shift to a non-traditional marketing venue for the Z3 launch? BMW needed a big hit during this new product launch in order to achieve the economies of scale that would make its investment in the manufacturing facility it had built in Spartanburg, South Carolina profitable. Another reason to shift to a non-traditional marketing program is that the senior management of BMW always viewed the Z3 Roadster as a unique. The goal of BMW in introducing this product was to capture the feeling, emotions and fantasies associated with driving a high powered motorcycle. With that type of emotional imagery in mind,…
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Business Opportunity

Business Opportunity Deakins' and Freel's (2003, p. 60) statement "Converting an idea into a business opportunity is the key element of the process of business creation" is an apt expression of the fact that most small businesses start with a bright idea that the entrepreneur then finds a way to make happen. The idea can be for a product, a service, or just a different way of serving an ordinary product, but it is that idea that is key, because it is the differentiating factor that makes the idea business's products and services stand out from the sea of other products and services already available. The idea is the perception…
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