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Compute the different methods of early-stage funding

14 Mar

Part 1-APA Format-250 Words

Objective: Compute the different methods of early-stage funding.

Prompt:  Visit the SBA Website (www.sba.gov). The Website has useful information on a number of startup issues. Discuss at least three important facts that you finds at the site. Take a look at the SBA loan programs. What steps do you need to undertake to qualify for these programs?

Written Paper Rubric
100 %
 
  Exemplary
4 pts
           
Institutional Learning Objectives  
ILO: Specialized Knowledge
15 % Initiates, assembles, arranges and reformulates ideas, concepts, designs and techniques in carrying out a project directed at a challenge in the field beyond conventional boundaries.
Exemplary
Student provides a strong introduction to the paper that gives a background of the situation and includes a great thesis statement; provides a strong conclusion.
       
ILO: Broad Integrative Knowledge
10 % Designs and executes an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields and assesses the resulting gains and difficulties.
Exemplary
Student pulled research from 5 or more sources and at least 3 are from peer-reviewed sources.
       
   
Program Objective
20 % Compare and contrast various organizational managerial approaches, specifically their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
Exemplary
Identified and discussed 3 important points required by the assignment description.
       
   
CO8
20 % Integrate management, marketing and financial issues.
Exemplary
Student provides 3+ examples of the points discussed in the paper and cites sources to support his/her findings.
       
   
Organization
10 % Paper is organized according to the instructions given
Exemplary
Student organizes paper with APA style headings.
       
Grammar
10 % Paper has been proofread for grammatical errors
Exemplary
Paper contains 0-1 errors.
       
APA
10 % Paper is in proper APA format
Exemplary
Paper contains 0-1 APA errors.
       
Paper length
5 %
Exemplary
Paper exceeds the length requirement of 1050 words in length.
       

 

Part 2- APA Format-700 Words

Course Objective:
Compute the different methods of early stage funding

Prompt:
Financing is a necessary, but not the only sufficient ingredient for the entrepreneurial endeavor. Funding your venture goes hand in hand with the merit and validity of your opportunity as well as with your skills and knowledge to execute your idea. Grassroots financing from the entrepreneurs themselves and other investor sources are a crucial ingredient for the start up enterprise. Close family members and friends and neighbors are by far the two biggest sources of informal capital for startups. Many entrepreneurs look to family and friends for their initial seed capital to augment their own investments in their startups. Many entrepreneurs waste a lot of valuable time by prematurely seeking seed capital from business angels and even from formal venture capitalists—searches that come up empty-handed almost every time. Entrepreneurs must also understand that they themselves will have to put up about two-thirds of the initial capital needed to launch their ventures.

Address the following questions:

  1. What can you learn about equity financing on the Web? Search for some investor/entrepreneur matching sites (e.g., http://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.ca).
  2. Do you think these services are effective? Would they work for your business?
  3. What can you learn about venture capital on the Web?
  4. What regions and sectors are receiving the most money? Which venture capital funds are the most active? Are they investing in your sector?

 

Instructions:

  • Write an APA 6th formatted paper of 700 words, typewritten in double-spaced format (Arial 12-point font or Times New Roman styles), page margins Top, Bottom, Left Side and Right Side = 1 inch, with reasonable accommodation being made for special situations and online submission variances. Use template provided per Week 1.
  • In your response, make certain that you include at least two credible outside references from search engines or scholarly sources from the APUS Online Library.
  • Turnitin is required and your paper will be automatically submitted into the Turnitin system.

Grading Rubric
A rubric is provided here for your convenience that details how this assignment will be graded.  Please review it carefully prior to submitting your work.

  Exemplary
4 pts
ILO: Specialized Knowledge
15 % Initiates, assembles, arranges and reformulates ideas, concepts, designs and techniques in carrying out a project directed at a challenge in the field beyond conventional boundaries.
Exemplary
Student provides a strong introduction to the paper that gives a background of the situation and includes a great thesis statement; provides a strong conclusion.
ILO: Broad Integrative Knowledge
10 % Designs and executes an applied, investigative or creative work that draws on the perspectives and methods of other fields and assesses the resulting gains and difficulties.
Exemplary
Student pulled research from 5 or more sources and at least 3 are from peer-reviewed sources.
Program Objective
20 % Compare and contrast various organizational managerial approaches, specifically their effect on the individual, group, and organization.
Exemplary
Identified and discussed 3 important points required by the assignment description.
CO8
20 % Integrate management, marketing and financial issues.
Exemplary
Student provides 3+ examples of the points discussed in the paper and cites sources to support his/her findings.
Organization
10 % Paper is organized according to the instructions given
Exemplary
Student organizes paper with APA style headings.
Grammar
10 % Paper has been proofread for grammatical errors
Exemplary
Paper contains 0-1 errors.
APA
10 % Paper is in proper APA format
Exemplary
Paper contains 0-1 APA errors.
Paper length
5 %
Exemplary
Paper exceeds the length requirement of 1050 words in length.

 

Part 3- APA Format-350 Words
Class, I appreciate your participation in this forum. For this forum, create an original post addressing the topic(s) below. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research to support your views as appropriate.

Discussion Points (Use your browser to conduct research on the following):

1) When looking at the chronology of the development of the Internet, which development do you believe to be the most important? Why?

2) In terms of online users, are the genders equally represented? How about for minorities? What types of resources are available online, specifically for men? How valuable to you believe these resources are? What types of resources are available online, specifically for women? How valuable to you believe these resources are? Are there resources available to specific ethnicities?

3) If you know of any good web sites with resources for men, please share the URLs and tell us why you feel the site is of value to men. If you know of any good web sites with resources for women, please share the URLs and tell us why you feel the site is of value to women.

4) How beneficial are health and medical web sites? How reliable is the information?

5) The Internet has been championed as inherently democratic. Do you agree? Are there reasons why this theory is flawed? Why?

6) Provide the URL of at least two sites that discuss the impact of the Internet on any one of the concepts discussed this week and provide a brief review of the information contained there. Did you learn anything new? Were you surprised by any of the information presented on the site?

Forum Rubric: 

Rubric for Learner Posts Points
Synthesis of concepts in 350 or more words (critical to class performance) 30
Applications of personal experience 20
Writing standards 10
Response to two or more students 150 words or More 40
Timeliness: (deduction) Optional 10

 

Synthesis of concepts Applications of personal experience Writing standards Rubric for Response to Two or More Students Timeliness
Synthesized concepts in 350 or more words (critical to class performance). The response refers to course materials and shows a clear understanding of main ideas and concepts.  There are no irrelevant comments and the information is on point.  Ideas are clearly and properly organized. The response provides personal examples that tie in with the course material being discussed.  Reflection is evident and clearly ties in with the material presented.  Insight was provided to some concept. The writing is grammatically correct, clear and concise.  The response is well formulated and easy to read and understand.  Correct terminology was used when needed. Responded to two or more students in 150 words or More. The other learner’s ideas, questions, concerns were addressed.  The response referenced reading or lecture materials when needed.  The response addressed the learner’s feelings if needed.  There were no irrelevant or off-point comments.  The posting reflects a clear understanding of the other learner’s ideas. The posting was “not” submitted on time.
30% 20% 10% 40% 10% (deduction)

Optional

 

Part 4- APA Format- 250 Words

Topic: Killing With Keyboards

Please look at the file, “Killing With Keyboards” from the class Course Materials/copied resources (file is 14840keyboard.pps) then answer the following questions:

  1. What is at risk here?
  2. Identify 5 possible threats, and 5 vulnerabilities in this scenario.
  3. Discuss measures that could be taken to reduce the risks.
  4. Grading rubric for the Killing with Keyboard assignment

  • Identify the Risks
  • Identify five Threats
  • Identify five Vulnerabilities
  • Discus prevention Measures
  • Writing standards (approx. 250 words)
  • APA Cited sources

 

 

 
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