BUS 368 Entire Course Venture Capital & Banking

 

BUS 368 Week 1 Assignment Keys to Successful Investing

 

Prepare a two- to three-page paper addressing the keys to successful investing as you would apply them to a product or service that you would launch. Using Appendix A, address the following points:

Describe the key financial ratios required for successful investing and analyze the accuracy of the presented numbers.
Discuss how you would differentiate your product or service so that it would be considered unique.
Analyze the exit strategy for your business and explain the trigger for the exit strategy.
Submit your two-to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

 

BUS 368 Week 2 Assignment – Financial Analysis

 

Utilizing Chapter 6, prepare a two- to three-page paper that addresses the following points:

  1. Describe how the analysis of the financial statements and projections can be useful in determining the sources of financing available for a new venture.
  2. Describe the ratios that should be used to raise short-term and long-term financing.
  3. Explain the validity of the ratios.

Submit your two- to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources in addition to the textbook.

 

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

BUS 368 Week 3 Assignment Key Financial Terms

 

Prepare a two page paper that addresses the following points:

Discuss the advantages of net present value versus the internal rate of return.
Use the Internet and/or Ashford University Library and/or Mergent Online to look up and describe the cash payback method. Explain the advantage of a discounted cash flow method of analysis.
Analyze at least three problems that may arise over a long time frame by using the internal rate of return method. Explain how these terms can be utilized to calculate the value of an entrepreneurial venture.

 

BUS 368 Week 4 Assignment Exit Strategies

 

Exit Strategies

From Chapter 10, prepare a two- to three-page paper that addresses the following points:

  1. Identify at least three alternative exit strategies and analyze how each strategy impacts the potential resources required to initiate a new venture.
  2. Analyze how you can structure your venture to avoid potential exit strategy problems and suggest alternative strategies for the developing venture.

Submit your two- to three-page paper (not including title and reference pages). Your paper must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA style guide, and you must cite at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

 

BUS 368 Week 5 Assignment – Final Paper

 

To complete the following assignment, go to this week’s Final Paper link in the left navigation.

Focus of the Final Paper

Develop a financing plan to raise capital for a new venture. The paper should be eight to ten pages in length and should cover major course concepts. The paper should have a minimum of five sources in addition to the text. Be sure to address the following points in your financial plan:

  • Analyze the past performance of an organization similar to the one that you are considering as your start-up.
  • Determine what funding will be available for the start-up for the long and short term. Some sources may include personal funds, funds from relatives, Small Business Administration, sweat equity, venture capital, Angel investors, vendor financing, partnering, and short and long term financing, etc. Be sure to describe why the sources were selected.
  • Describe how much funding will be required for the venture and be sure to address how funding will be utilized. Discuss the type of pro forma projections to be used to increase borrowing capacity credibility.
  • Recommend solutions to mitigate risks such as management, technical, marketing, programmatic and cost risk.