Read the Matt Grant case–.pdf file. Complete a 3-5 page case analysis that includes an introduction and conclusion, and answers the following:
- Should Matt Grant pursue this opportunity? Why or why not? What are some of the critical challenges that he may encounter if he does push forward with his plan?
- Does Matt have the background and skills required to make the Racer’s Resource a success?
- Starting a new venture is almost always a risky undertaking. In addition to the financial and opportunity costs, entrepreneurship can also affect—for better or for worse—personal relationships and career trajectories. Discuss this dynamic in the context of this case.
- What else could Matt have done to research this opportunity?
- Examine the growth plan and upside potential of this venture. As an investor, would you take advantage of the Racer’s Resource offering?
Make sure paper body starts with a summary where there is a statement of thesis (overview of the points to be made), continues with a discussion (or specific answers to specific questions), and ends with a conclusion. The five specific questions should be annotated and have specific answers. Please double space—it’s easier for the grader to make comments.
All papers should be written in the third person (he, he, it, and they). Make every effort not to shift to second person (you, your) as in, “When starting a company you need money.” Try to avoid shifting to the first person (I, we) as well. It is distracting to the reader and bad style to shift persons in a paper—students often do it in the middle of a sentence.
The requirements below must be met for your paper to be accepted and graded:
- Write between 750 – 1,250 words (approximately 3 – 5 pages) using Microsoft Word in APA style, see example and template below.
- Use font size 12 and 1” margins.
- Include cover page and reference page.
- At least 80% of your paper must be original content/writing.
- No more than 20% of your content/information may come from references.
- Use at least three references from outside the course material (scholarly journals found in EBSCOhost, CNN, online newspapers, government websites)
- Cite all reference material (data, dates, graphs, quotes, paraphrased words, values, etc.) in the paper and list on a reference page in APA style.
Bygrave, W.D., Corbett, A., & Zacharakis, A. (2017). Entrepreneurship, 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Balven, R., Fenters, V., Siegel, D. S., & Waldman, D. (2018). Academic entrepreneurship: the roles of identify, motivation, championing, education, work-life balance, and organizational justice. Academy Of Management Perspectives, 32(1), 21-42. doi:10.5465/amp.2016.012.
Author last name, first initial. (year only). Title of article. Name of journal, Volume(Issue), pages. Doi OR the web address for the home page of the journal.
Proper formatting for APA citations of Internet and other sources can be found here: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/
Download an example here.
|Grading Criteria Assignments||Maximum Points|
|Meets or exceeds established assignment criteria||40|
|Demonstrates an understanding of lesson concepts||20|
|Clearly presents well-reasoned ideas and concepts||30|
|Uses proper mechanics, punctuation, sentence structure, spelling, and APA formatting||10|