Discussion: The Stakeholders of Salty Pawz

General Discussion Instructions

In order to prepare for this assignment, READ the information contained in the document “Salty Pawz Background.”

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.

Scenario

Wanda becomes frustrated with the amount of time she is spending running Salty Pawz and decides that she would be better off getting a “real job” as a dog groomer at ShamPooch. She will no longer be answering emails at midnight and running back and forth to Pack & Ship; however, closing Salty Pawz will have an impact beyond Wanda’s daily life.

For Discussion

If Wanda closes Salty Pawz, what will the impact be on both internal and external stakeholders of the business? Select ONE INTERNAL and ONE EXTERNAL stakeholder as the basis for your discussion post. Put yourself in the place of that stakeholder and consider what the impact of Wanda’s decision would be on your life.

In addition to your analysis of the external and internal stakeholders in the first part of this response, you also need to answer the following questions: In your opinion, how much responsibility does an entrepreneur like Wanda really have to the stakeholders of the business? Do the interests of stakeholders outweigh the interest of the entrepreneur?

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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