Business Essays & Term Papers

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Businesses today are faced with the great task of trying to gain as much profit as they can. A lot of times businesses hurt employees or the communities around them by trying to make too much money. Businesses take the idea of making a profit too far. But how far would they go to make a profit? I feel that businesses should not be allowed to fire the employees when the business is making a huge profit. That shows the company is using its employees. Businesses need to learn that making

The New Economy Medieval guilds and merchants were subject to local regulations, and usually worked within limited areas. Because most prices were fixed, and the business was small, most of the masters of the workshops made very little profit. Whatever profit he could manage, was used to upkeep his shop, and take care of his family. The ideas of unlimited surplus and expansion of capital had not yet been introduced. The displacement of guild control allowed enterprising merchants to take

Literature & EconomicsMemo #2 In Silas Marner by George Elliot, the main character Silas Marner is a weaver whom is intent on collecting as much money as he possibly can. Through his work, Silas is similar to and different from the economic agent . An economic agent is a term assumed by economists to describe a person who buys, sells, works, and or makes decisions in an economic setting. When this term is applied to Silas, the similarities and differences to the term are made evide

It's Too Soon To Say Au Revoir To Quebec 1. If you were the manager, would you replace Amy in Quebec? If I were the manager, I would replace Amy. I would take in to consideration the following scenarios: What would happen to business if she stays in Quebec, and what would happen if she leaves Quebec? For example, the articles I chose were based on the toy company Mattel. Last year Mattel purchased The Learning Company, and it's high expectations for productivity fell when the company

Farmers Discontent in the 1800s The period between 1880 and 1900 was a good time for American politics. The country was finally free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as time went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once the sustenance of the agriculture industry, were selling at prices so low that it was nearly impossible for farmers to make a profit off them. Furthermore, impr

What the characteristics of a good business looks like? The basic element of a good business is derived from a good management. It is true since business is run by individuals known as managers that perform specific business functions, such as manufacturing and production, finance and accounting, sales and marketing, and human resource departments. Identifying a good business is not an easy job; an understanding of Managerial Economics is needed because it provides some tools, techniqu

Financing a business is a process that requires much planning. A business plan should be made mapping the future business. A business plan is a lengthy plan but when done properly will make the actual process of setting up a business much simpler. The business plan includes many steps that will be explained. The first step in a business plan is deciding the nature of the business. A detailed description of products and services is the first part of a business plan. For the bike shop,

There are many advantages and disadvantages when owning your own business. When you own you own business, it’s known as a sole proprietorship. But with any type of business, there will always be advantages and disadvantages. Five advantages for owning your own business are: 1) The owner receives all profits, meaning that all earnings go to the sole proprietor, or the owner, and isn’t shared with anyone else. The profit is not split among partners, or split among a corporat

Important Conclusions In Centesimus Annus The encyclical letter Centesimus Annus, was written on the one hundredth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII encyclical letter Rerum Novarum. Centesimus Annus was written to honor Rerum Novarum, but to also honor the encyclicals and documents that helped Rerum Novarum become such an important part of history. Pope John Paul II writes that the purposes of Centesimus Annus are to look back at Rerum Novarum, to look at the new things that surroun

BusinessWeek Online June 2001 cover the problem with most dot-com is that they play it way too safe. Dose Everyone really knows why all those dot-com crashed and burned? The real truth is, they weren’t taking risk enough. Now that the downturn has scraped the veneer of cool off every e-business form Yahoo! To, they are borrowing old business models that worked on television and in the mall. To succeed on the Net they need to take a risk in this nutty New World. Yahoo do

Intro to Business November 11, 2000 Five Steps in Preparing for an Interview 1. Tell me something about yourself a) Graduated from a single sexed college preparatory school, Garrison Forest in Baltimore, Maryland. Now finishing my fourth year at the College of Charleston, double- majoring in Business Administration and Pre-Law. b) Honors: (HS) graduated 3rd in a class of 76 girls, 3.9 G.P.A, president of the senior class. (College) graduating Magna Cum Laude, 3.8 G.P.A, and activ

Ethics for a New Millinium In a rapidly growing market, responsible and reliable service is a must for any business to be successful. Ensuring ethics in the work place not only makes for more productive workers, it also insures happy customers. If ethical behavior is not followed by employees on all levels, the productivity will be affected. Individuals most be able to trust each other inside the work place, without worries of being cheated. Boss to secretary, secretary to worker, wor

Who Settles the Disputes? In any form of business, whether it is a fast food franchise or a large insurance firm, there is a hierarchy of employees. There are basic employees that provide rudimentary skills, managers that guide and manage employees, and the owner(s) that run or head the business or organization. A large concern in every business is the relationship that exists between employees and their managers. In general, employees can often be compared to children in whic

The Octopus is a stunning novel of the waning days of the frontier West. To the tough-minded and self-reliant farmers, the monopolistic, land-grabbing railroad represented everything they despised: consolidation, organization, conformity. But Norris idealizes no one in this epic depiction of the volatile situation, for the farmers themselves ruthlessly exploited the land, and in their hunger for larger holdings they resorted to the same tactics used by the railroad: subversion, coercion, and o

A REPORT ON PARTNERSHIPS A partnership is a term applied to an association of two or more persons who have agreed to combine their labour, property and skill. For the purpose of engaging in lawful business and sharing profits and losses between them. The parties forming such an association are known as partners. The agreement to form a partnership is known as The deed of partnership , the most important provision of which, spells out the manner in which profits are to be distributed. A par

If firms were not in a competitive environment, they would be able to control the market. Still, there are other factors, which stop firms from controlling the market. Namely the fact that firms do not have perfect information, issues about its objectives or firms may not even know how to maximise profits. This is due to the fact that companies use different pieces of information or interpret it differently. Firms can use different tasks in order to achieve the same aim. Companies often set

British Airways Financial Analysis The following pages comprise of a financial analysis of British Airways for the financial year ending March 31, 1999. British Airways is a well-established company and has enjoyed high profits for the majority of its existence. However, the most recent accounts that have been published tell a different story of how the year has been. British Airways produced a pre-tax profit of £225 million. This is £355 million less than in 1998 which illustrates

Lieutenant Milo Minderbinder is in charge of the mess halls at a military base on the island of Pianosa. There he builds his own syndicate, which sells food to the personnel. Though his superiors are impressed with the work he does, other people, including Yossarian, are outraged by some of his ruthless, sometimes even crooked business practices. Indeed, Milo stops at nothing to get his way he even manages to convince his superiors that it is in everyone's best interests when he makes a d

It is widely known that for a business to be successful it needs to provide a good or service that is desired by the public and also to obtain a profit in providing said good or service. Now while these are the most important components to a successful business, they are not the only ones. The social responsibilities of a business include the following: environmental protection and preservation, employee safety and morale, product safety for the consumer. The financial manager must keep

In his article "...America's Future Grand Strategy," Layne pits the current US grand strategy of preponderance against his proposed US grand strategy of offshore balancing. Layne delineates the current US strategy of preponderance and what he sees as the problems inherent in the current method in the Post-Cold War era. Instead, he proposes the strategy of offshore balancing and explains why he believes it would be a more successful strategy for the twenty-first century. The strategy of

Crude Operations: Oil and the Environment The environmental impacts of offshore oil drilling greatly outweigh the economic benefits provided. Although it has been a continuous activity for more than a decade, One can not help but wonder why offshore drilling continues when considering the pollution caused, how it eliminates the supply of natural resources, murders innocent sea creatures, and actually damages the national economy. There are, however, solutions to this problem. Before solut

Of all the oil-producing Arab countries of the Middle East, Kuwait was the first one whose entire population came to benefit from its vast petroleum reserves. Many of these reserves lie along its border with Iraq. Kuwait lies at the northeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, on the shore of the Persian Gulf. Like Iraq, which borders it on the north and northwest, and Saudi Arabia, on the south and southwest, Kuwait has a Muslim Arab cultural heritage. Kuwait is a good example of a traditional

The Bank of New York Table of Contents 1. History of The Bank of New York 2. Services for Customers A. Individuals B. Businesses C. Public Entities D. Government Entities 3. Highlights of The Bank of New York 4. Consolidated Financial Statements 5. Bibliography The Bank of New York Table of Contents 1. History of The Bank of New York 2. Services for Customers A. Individuals B. Businesses C. Public Entities D. Government Entities 3. Highlights of The Bank of New York

PHAN DUNN WRT 101 ESSAY#2 April 20,1999 WHAT SERVICE QUALITY IS ALL ABOUT? The word Quality has various meanings and is a broad topic for me to discuss. The idea of quality is very complex to describe, as it deals with so many different principles. Fortunately, I found that the most important concept of service quality is that it makes a huge success in the spa and pool industry, which I am familiar, with as I spent a few years in this business. The most important c

847 Corrine Mullins Period 6 February 3,2000 DBQ/ DISCONTENT FARMERS During the span of 1880-1900 farmers began to feel as if their ways of life were being threatened. Farmers felt that a competition with railroads in monopolies and trusts, currency circulation shortage, and the powerful forces of Mother Nature seemed to be putting them in debt or even out of business. However, not all of the currency circulation shortage complaints could be brought up against the government, mon

Business Studies [ Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set. ] [ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ] ^+What is Business Studies?^+ ^+Business studies is the study of how businesses are set up, financed,organised and controlled, how people are employed, managed and paid, howgoods are developed, produced and sold, how goods and services arepriced and how the local, national and international government help orhinder businesses.^+1 In studying the setting up o

Biography of Henry Ford- Henry Ford was one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in creating the automobile assembly line, it was his controversial characteristics and unorthodox approach towards administrating the Ford Motor Company which resulted in the conglomeration of one of the most successful corporations in the world. At the turn of the century everything was booming! The growth of the economy and stock market increased the job opportunities as well as morals. As a result

Andrew Carnegie Essay written by A man of Scotland, a distinguished citizen of the United States, and a philanthropist devoted to the betterment of the world around him, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became a real life rags to riches story. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835, Andrew Carnegie entered the world in poverty. The son of a hand weaver, Carnegie received his only formal education during t

Henry Ford was one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs in creating the automobile assembly line, it was his controversial characteristics and unorthodox approach towards administrating the Ford Motor Company which resulted in the conglomeration of one of the most successful corporations in the world. At the turn of the century everything was booming! The growth of the economy and stock market increased the job opportunities as well as morals. As a result of this industri

John Jacob Astor lived through1763-1848. He was a fur trader, businessman, and real estate investor. Astor began life as one of twelve children of a poor German butcher and died the richest man in America. The making of a great fortune was the aim and purpose of Astor's life, and he accomplished it by dominating the American fur trade and investing his profits in the real estate of burgeoning New York City. Shortly before his death, Astor was asked if he would have done anything diffe

To answer this challenging question, one must compare both entrepreneurs to small business managers or owners and entrepreneurial ventures to small businesses. One must also ascertain the meanings of the terms, entrepreneur and small business owner. The definition of an entrepreneur is a commonly argued point, with several definitions having been given by many different people. The dictionary gives an entrepreneur as 'A person who engages in business enterprise, usually with some pe

Symbolic Interaction Society is made up of interrelated parts, each of which are made up through the eyes of society as a whole. The everyday interactions of people are symbolic communication with one another. Symbolic interaction is shared with more than one person, meaning a group of people interacting with one another, using words, gestures or sounds. Symbolic interactionists start with the assumption that culture, organizations, and social structures are created through your daily commun

In a comparative light there seems to be significant problems, or obstacles, for African-American entrepreneurs. These problems are categorized by environmental factors, opportunity factors, and issues related to capital. The purpose of this paper is to provide sociological, and economical insight to the plight of African-American entrepreneurs. There is an effort to trace the development of African-American entrepreneurship throughout American history, in the post-reconstruction era to

Construction is a general construction company that has a specialization in concrete construction. Our service will include the complete work dealing in concrete construction work; this will include foundations, flat work, bridge abutments and concrete walls. We will complete all aspects of the concrete project. This will include the excavation of the footings along with setting forms. There will then be grading that may be need, and finally the completion of the finished product. Sites

XYZ QUICK LUBE Co. The purpose of this exercise is to design a single user system, to solve the needs of a startup business. The business I chose is a service oriented, automotive oil change company. This system will need to satisfy the business needs of a small company, including database queries, inventory management, customer tracking, form generating, accounting, and many other functions. This must be accomplished in an easy to use, simple, single user format. This system should be a

Barbarians at the Gate is a story of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Ross Johnson turned CEO of a company, which was the product of three merged companies, Standard Brands, RJ Reynolds, and National Biscuit Company (Nabisco). The newly formed company’s, called RJR Nabisco, stock began to fall and never recover. Johnson along with Shearson executives planned a leverage buyout (LBO), in which a brokerage firm (Shearson) would borrow money from banks and buy up all the o

4802 Country Lane City, Texas 76048 Email: Phone: 817 568-0097 January 3rd, 2001 Mrs. Cindy Jones TXU 3900 Commerce Street Dallas, Texas 76895 Dear Mrs. Jones: Please consider my application for the position of Junior Application Developer that you advertised on After reviewing the information on your company’s home page, I have become interested in obtaining a challenging position with your organization. I believe my experience and educatio

1. Issues · VW should pursue its quality improvement · Bad image of VW’s management · Production strategy – only five platforms – similitude between different brand’s products · Communication with shareholders – too high cost of capital 2. Background Company The first VW Beetle was created by Piëch’s father at Hitler’s request. In 1972, Piëch went to VW’s Audi unit, where despite his rottweiler reputation, he oversaw enough innovation to win the Audi chair

Incorporating TQM in All Activities The personnel in a small company are analogous to the famous "20-mule team" that pulled Borax raw materials out of Death Valley. If a single team member is not doing his or her best, the performance of the entire team is negatively affected. Quality and customer satisfaction is everyone's job! Small companies are often sales-driven, instead of market-driven or customer-driven. Strong sales talent is the most common way a small company grows. So it is nat

ForPlay Project: Financing in the EU Forplay, Inc., is about to become a reality on the European market. Our company will base its distribution on strategic alliances with local mail order companies, while starting a global ad campaign targeted to an audience age 18 to 45. While we don t expect too many difficulties in converting and repatriating our funds, the financial aspects of this operation will still have to face the upcoming European monetary integration. The new currency -- the

PUBLIC COMPANIES Public Companies are those which are listed on the stock exchange. The public may buy and sell shares in them. A public company will have the word 'limited' after the company name (usually abbreviated to Ltd). Characteristics The characteristics of a public company are that they are limited by shares and have limited liability. 'Limited by shares' means that shares in the company can be bought and sold freely (shares are featured in the stock-exchange). While 'limite

Robert Mondavi Seeing that I have already made millions upon millions in my moderately successful modeling career, I have decided to turn my attention to investing my money in stock, in particular, Robert Mondavi. 1998 was a hard year for Mondavi, an unforeseen shortage of their most popular wine (Woodbridge Chardonnay- 55% of their revenues) and stiff competition from several new imported brands forced net income down almost $8,000, and cut their earnings per share by 78%. For 1999

Hiring In-Laws: The Kiss of Death Many successful small businesses have been ruined by bringing in-laws in to the family business. As these in-laws struggle to establish a voice in the company, meaning well, they often wind up destroying them. As the owner of the family business, it is your job to avoid situations that could hurt or hinder your business. In this case you should assume a few often overlooked points:  When approaching your business, never think of it in terms of

Harley - Davidson Inc. Motorcycle Industry INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to develop a strategic corporate objective for HarleyDavidson Inc., a publicly traded, employee owned manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles, recreational and commercial vehicles, military defense items, and small engines, distributing its products to domestic and international markets targeting all men and women of all ages. INDUSTRY AND COMPETITIVE MARKET The industry under study is the mo

John D. Rockefeller is an example of someone who started out to be very poor, but was worth millions of dollars by the end of his life. He was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford, New York, but spent part of his early life in Cleveland, Ohio. His father, William Avery Rockefeller, has been characterized as a con man or peddler. He would pretend to be someone he wasn t and then charge people for giving advice. As a child John grew up in this odd environment, without much of a relationship wit

The Keys to Entrepreneurship What makes a successful entrepreneur? What can one do to put oneself in a position to succeed on their own? Jay Goltz, for example, is an extremely successful entrepreneur who started his business from the ground up. In the summer of 1978, Jay Goltz founded the Artist’s Frame Service. His business started by using his father’s basement as his office, but eventually moved to an old factory district in Chicago. Today, Goltz’s business in the

Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business Andrew Carnegie was the pioneering tycoon of the 19th century. From his companies emerged the steel to build the infrastructures such as railroads, bridges, automobiles, and ships that would build a nation in need of direction. He was a major player in the transformation into the Industrial Revolution producing the steel to make machinery and transportation possible. Carnegie built his empire from cost control, low prices, low profits, and high vol

Aisles of Society Upon opening the door to Lane s Toyland and making my way past the two main desks, I found myself in the midst of cheerful music and elaborate displays of various toys. Colorful, full of life and enjoyment, the toys peered at me from their crowded shelves. I began on the first aisle and played my way to the last. The first few rows were cluttered with well armed, fighter figurines(GI *JOE, STAR WARS, Bat Man etc.), and progressed to sporting goods. Arranged by age groups Th

Youth Born 25 November 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. His father, William Carnegie was a master handloom weaver like his father and grandfather before him. He was a weaver who made fine damask linen with elaborate designs. {Aside damask linen means a linen fabric with a woven design. Linen thread comes from the fiber of the Flax plant.} By 1835 the invention of the Cotton Gin in 1793 which made cotton cheap and a readily available alternative to both linen and wool -- and the development

CONTENTS Section 1 1. INTRODUCTION 2. COMPANY PROFILE Section 2 3. SWOT ANALYSIS Issues to be taken under cosideration 4. THE PROBLEM(S) 5. OPTIONS – INCREASING EFFECTIVENESS a)Addressinng Local Lecturers b)Establishing new Services 6. EVALUATION-RECOMMENDATIONS 7. SUMMARY 8. BIBLIOGRAPHY/REFERENCES Introduction All successful businesses owe their existence to the recognition and existence of a market opportunity. It is essential therefore for organizations to continu