Discussion: Entrepreneurs and Business Ownership

General Discussion Instructions

You are required to post to this discussion THREE TIMES, on THREE DIFFERENT DAYS. Please refer to the Discussion Grading Rubric for details regarding how your performance will be assessed. NOTE: Please be certain to read the entire discussion assignment since in some cases there is more than one question you need to discuss, respond to, or address. Be sure that you have answered the entire question!

Post 1: Initial Post

This posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph and a maximum of two paragraphs. Word totals for this post should be in the 100–200-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate.

Preparation

Although sole proprietorships are the most common form of ownership, the majority of Americans work for corporations. Between sole proprietorship and corporation, there is a range of options: partnership, LLC, LLP, benefit corporation (B corp), S corporation, C corporation, and then a range of not-for-profit and nonprofit structures. Each form of ownership has its advantages and disadvantages, but ultimately the business owner must choose.

For Discussion

  1. What if YOU were a business owner and you needed to select a legal form of ownership. What form of ownership would you choose?
  2. What would YOU take into consideration if YOU were the owner and needed to select from the ownership options available?


Posts 2 and 3: Respond to Classmates’ Posts

Instructions

After you have created your initial post, look over the discussion posts of your classmates and give at least two thoughtful responses to two different classmates (one per classmate) as outlined in the Discussion Grading Rubric.

A response posting should be a minimum of one short paragraph. Word totals for these posts should be in the 75–100-word range. Whether you agree or disagree, explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. Include a reference, link, or citation when appropriate. The goal of your response posts is to extend discussions already taking place or pose new possibilities or opinions not previously voiced. Your goal should be to motivate the group discussion and present a creative approach to the topic.

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