Project Assignment Stage #1 – Creating an Idea – 50 points

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Please click on the enclosed word doc..and download. This document will help you develop your business idea for your Business Plan. Look for the hyperlinks I’ve posted at the end of the document for websites with help on creating ideas.

Answer all 6 questions. Save. Upload.

50 points possible.

CARDONA BusAd101. Project Stage 1 – Creating an Idea. Winter 2020 Online.docx

Project Assignment Stage #2 – Developing a SWOT Analysis – 50 Points

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1) Please read and grasp the material below then click on this link,  CARDONA BusAd101.Project Stage 2 – SWOT ANALYSIS. Winter 2020 Online Cardona.docx


 then follow steps 2 and 3.

2) Fill out the SWOT MATRIX in the link. Save your document.

3) Upload your completed SWOT MATRIX.

Prof Bender

Listing Your Internal Factors: Strengths and Weaknesses 

Internal factors include your resources and experiences. General areas to consider:

· Human resources – staff, volunteers, board members, target population

· Physical resources – your location, building, equipment 

· Financial – grants, funding agencies, other sources of income

· Activities and processes – programs you run, systems you employ

· Past experiences – building blocks for learning and success, your reputation in the community

Don’t be too modest when listing your strengths. If you’re having difficulty naming them, start by simply listing your characteristics (e.g.., we’re small, we’re connected to the neighborhood). Some of these will probably be strengths.

Although the strengths and weakness of your organization are your internal qualities, don’t overlook the perspective of people outside your group. Identify strengths and weaknesses from both your own point of view and that of others, including those you serve or deal with. Do others see problems–or assets–that you don’t?

How do you get information about how outsiders perceive your strengths and weaknesses? You may know already if you’ve listened to those you serve. If not, this might be the time to gather that type of information. See related sections for ideas on conducting focus groups (Links to an external site.), user surveys (Links to an external site.), and listening sessions (Links to an external site.).

Listing External Factors: Opportunities and Threats 

Cast a wide net for the external part of the assessment. No organization, group, program, or neighborhood is immune to outside events and forces. Consider your connectedness, for better and worse, as you compile this part of your SWOT list.

Forces and facts that your group does not control include:

· Future trends in your field or the culture

· The economy – local, national, or international

· Funding sources – foundations, donors, legislatures

· Demographics – changes in the age, race, gender, culture of those you serve or in your area

· The physical environment (Is your building in a growing part of town? Is the bus company cutting routes?)

· Legislation (Do new federal requirements make your job harder…or easier?)

· Local, national or international events

Lets, take a step back review pages 181 and 182, look at the Elements of the SWOT analysis; 

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Project Assignment Stage #3 – Business Plan Rough Draft

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Please click on the enclosed word doc..and download.

Answer all applicable questions. Save. Upload. 50 points possible.

BusAD101-1801.businessplan.template..doc This is basically your outline or rough draft of your final plan.


IMPORTANT: This document will become your ACTUAL FINAL Business Plan (200 points!). So,treat accordingly.

Final Project Stage #4 – Completed Business Plan

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THIS IS YOUR FINAL PROJECT:  200 points possible!!

Just in case, I am re attaching the link to the business plan template if you need it.



IMPORTANT: This is your ACTUAL FINAL Business Plan (200 points!). So, treat accordingly.

Instructor Cardona