Unit 7: Unit 7: Cash Flow Analysis - Discussion
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Cash Flow Analysis

After reading Chapter 4: “Statements of Cash Flow & Analysis of Ratios,” along with any other research conducted, please discuss why comprehending and managing cash flow is important for financial success.






Unit 8: Unit 8: Management Summary - Discussion 1 of 2
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High Performance Teams

In the 21st century, more organizations are moving to the team concept to maximize overall organizational performance through the combined efforts of people. The old adage, “Two heads are better than one” has proven to be a valid statement, as organizations strive to face the many challenges in the internal and external environments.

In this discussion question, please find an article in the Kaplan Library relating to high performance teams. If possible, try to find an article on high performance teams in the type of business you selected for your business plan. Answer the following questions relating to the article and your own experience with business teams:

    Please describe the background for the article you researched and explain why this particular best practice scenario appealed to you. What did you learn from the article that you could apply in your business?
    What are some characteristics of high performance teams? What are the strengths and weaknesses of business teams? Please share your experiences as a team member in either a business or non-business environment.


Unit 8: Unit 8: Management Summary - Discussion 2 of 2
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Career Planning

When you start a business you need to be able to sell yourself as well as your business ideas and plan. In order to get yourself on the right path to success, complete and answer the following:

Visit the Kaplan Career Services by clicking here. Review career skills in the field of business and management and then create a 1-year action plan as to what specific actions you will take that will guide you towards realizing your ideal job.

Please include the following in your 1 year bulleted action plan: (In addition add your 1 year action plan to your Career Portfolio)

    Specify the ideal job you want.
    Determine what skills you need to get that job.
    What steps you will take to obtain the additional skills you might need?
    What networking avenues will you use to understand your field of interest, obtain advice, and help you increase professional development?
    How would you use a mentor or coach to assist you in personal branding?

In your response to two classmates, please share your feedback as to whatever information might assist classmates in furthering their career action plans.