Beach Houses Unlimited
Chapter 1 Solutions
Develop a business profile for BHU based on the information provided. Include
such information as the company’s overall functions, processes, organization,
products, services, competitors, constraints, and future direction.
The following is a sample answer that provides an outline of the business profile for
BHU. It includes the
company’s overall functions, processes, organization, products,
services, competitors, constraints, and future direction.
BHU has one main function: rental of beach houses.
To support its business function, BHU performs various business processes. The
information provided details such activities as maintaining a Web site, scheduling
cleaning crews, arrivals and departures, and showing the properties, preparing
contracts, mailing contracts and following up on them, deposit checks are collected, final
payments received, properties were to be cleaned and inspected, and refund checks for
security deposits returned after departure.