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BUS 302 Week 7-9 DB Latest-Strayer

BUS 302 Week 7-9 DB Latest-Strayer

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BUS 302 Week 7-9 DB Latest-Strayer

DB7a. Sources of Debt Financing
Please respond to the following:
Briefly describe a small business you could envision yourself owning and discuss the most appropriate source of debt capital for that business. Explain your rationale.

  • From the e-Activity, Research the various loan programs available from the Small Business Administration, located at http://www.sba.gov/.
  • Discuss how you could best use an SBA loan to get your business running or expanding. Provide specific examples to support your response.

DB7b. Location, Layout, and Physical Facilities
Please respond to the following:

  • Using the same small business you described in the first discussion, determine the best possible location for your business within driving distance of where you now live. Explain your rationale.
  • Discuss the layout and design configuration of a building you would like to use to house your business, including how you would comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

DB8a. Supply Chain Management
Please respond to the following:

  • From the e-Activity, determine which best practices can be applied to the greatest number of small businesses. Explain your rationale.
  • Analyze the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Six Sigma in regard to quality control of a product or service, and make at least one recommendation for improvement. Explain your rationale.

DB8b.  COLLAPSE

Managing Inventory

Describe a retail business with which you are familiar and determine the most suitable means of inventory control. Provide specific examples to support your response.

  • For the same business, discuss what innovative steps you could take to deter employee theft and/or shoplifting.

DB9a. Fikes Products
Please respond to the following:

From the case study, discuss possible new options for finding quality employees other than those considered in the case study.

  • From the case study, discuss how Mark Sims could better motivate the employees he already has to become more productive and dedicated. Provide specific examples to support your response.

DB9b. Management Succession and Risk Management Strategies
Please respond to the following:

  • Assume you are the owner of a small business with which you are familiar. Outline the basics of a management succession plan for passing the business on to the individual of your choice.
  • Referring to the same small business, determine the most appropriate way for that business to minimize its exposure to risk. Explain your rationale.