Creating an eCommerce Business

"Too often, entrepreneurs brimming with optimism and enthusiasm launch businesses destined for failure because their founders never stop to define a workable strategy that sets them apart from their competition." (Scarborough & Cornwall, 2015, p. 106). With this assignment, you have the opportunity to take your creative ideas to the next step and begin to develop a strategy that will form the foundation for a successful business. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: Develop an idea for a prospective small business, and select a name for the company. Identify its key competitors and summarize the strengths and weaknesses of one of the competitors. Prepare a mission statement that encompasses the purpose of the business and considers its target market. Identify the ownership form for this business, taking into consideration tax implications, liability exposure, managerial ability, and cost of formation. Include at least two (2) references outside the textbook....
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Assignment 1: Budget Planning and Control

Assignment 1: Budget Planning and Control Due Week 8 and worth 200 points Before approaching this assignment, be sure that you have watched the following video: Wiley (2011, September 28). Budgetary planning featuring Babycakes *full video* [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frh3I2rVDzs Babycakes, a specialty bakery, is the company that will be considered for all parts of your budget planning and control report. For this assignment, you will develop a 3–4-page paper in which you address the following. Briefly discuss the ways a realistic budget will benefit the owner of Babycakes versus no budget at all. Be sure to use Babycakes as the company and any specific product details in your explanation. Prepare a sales budget for the LA Babycakes store for the fourth quarter of 2016. Present the number of units, sales price, and total sales for each month; include October, November, and December, and the total for the quarter. Use one half of the Valentine’s Day sales as the basis for a usual day in...
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In order to be healthy critical thinkers, we need to take charge of our intellectual lives,

In order to be healthy critical thinkers, we need to take charge of our intellectual lives, looking to solve the internal contradictions that appear in our system of beliefs. But we cannot do this without identifying and relying on trustworthy testimony. In our discussions for the past several weeks, we have looked at three different ways in which reliance on testimony can go awry. We can inflict Testimonial Injustices on certain sources, given our prejudicial credibility assessments. We can have informational structures that are tending towards Epistemic Bubbles, given certain amounts of selective exposure and external filtering. And we can have informational structures that are tending towards Echo Chambers, given certain amounts of trust manipulation and disagreement reinforcement. In this short paper, I want you to choose just one of these three phenomena as the one that has affected you the most, and I want you to do three things. (A) I want you to explain, in your own words, how this phenomenon impairs our intellectual health in...
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Saudi Arabia recently granted the status of citizenship to a robot,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EdqUbj92U&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CrashCourse   After reading Chapter 5 and watching the video below on the mind-body problem, do the following: explain your understanding of the mind-body problem explain which view of the mind most agrees with your understanding of ‘mind.’ Are you a dualist? A materialist? Explain why; defend your position with reasons. In your response, make sure to explain the view you most agree with; in other words, if you say you agree with dualism, explain what the dualist view is, as well as why you agree with that view. Your response must make specific reference to the video as well as to one of the assigned readings from Chapter 5 in our text. Make sure to follow the instructions given in Unit 1 in the Discussion Forums: Protocol and Grading Criteria folder for making specific references to texts, videos, and podcasts; posts that do not make references according to these instructions will not receive full credit.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SJROTXnmus&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CrashCourse   Saudi Arabia recently granted the status of citizenship to a robot, Sophia. Read this...
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Reality, Art, and Truth

Reality, Art, and Truth This 6-8 page essay assignment will be completed in three parts. You may want to use section headers to organize your paper. Remember to explain the theories you reference with supporting citations to the textbook and online lectures in correct APA format.  Part I. The Self Discuss the avocado idea of the self and explain at least one version of the idea that human beings have a shared essential nature (such as Cartesian rationalism or Greek philosophy). Contrast this account with the artichoke idea of the self (drawing upon existentialism to develop your account) and a discussion of how the modern/avocado and postmodern/artichoke ideas of the self differ. You may use your analysis from the Week 2 assignments to develop your account in Part I. Part II. The Avocado Self and Art as Representation Explain the idea that art is mimesis (Plato and/or Aristotle) and how this is like the avocado idea of the self. Discuss a character/narrator/subject in a work of art...
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Philosophy: Metaphysics

(a) Thrasymachus’ (the sophist’s) definition of Justice or Right or Right Doing/Living is “The Interest of the Stronger (Might makes Right).”  How does Socrates refute this definition? (cite just one of his arguments)   [cf: The Republic, 30-40, Unit 1 Lecture Video] (b) According to Socrates, what is the true definition of Justice or Right? [cf: The Republic, 141-42, Unit 2 Lecture Video] (c) And why therefore is the Just life far preferable to the Unjust life (142-43)? (a) The Allegory of the CAVE (the main metaphor of western philosophy) is an illustration of the Divided LINE. Characterize the Two Worlds, and the move/ascent from one to the other (exiting the CAVE, crossing the Divided LINE)—which is alone the true meaning of Education and the only way to become Just, Right, and Immortal.  [cf: The Republic, 227-232, Unit 3 Lecture Video] (b) How do the philosophical Studies of Arithmetic (number) and Dialectic take you above the Divided Line and out of the changing sense-world of illusion (the CAVE) into Reality and make you use...
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For this assignment, choose a particular religious institution (church, mosque, temple, community center,

For this assignment, choose a particular religious institution (church, mosque, temple, community center, etc.) and visit for a service or ritual. During the pandemic, online services are strongly encouraged (see Appendix One in the Syllabus for a list of online services). The paper is not a mere recitation of what you witnessed (though I should be able to grasp the main events in the ritual from the description). Instead, the reflection paper should include: A. A brief description of the service, ritual or event B. A critical interpretation of the service, ritual or event making use of at least one of the theories of religion that we studied at the beginning of the course, C. A description of the meaning(s) and effect(s) of the service, ritual or event for the religious community, and D. A brief personal response to the experience. This personal response should name preconceived ideas about the religion or group, things you learned, found moving or surprising, and the most important thing...
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John Stuart Mill, ‘Utilitarianism’ (1861)

John Stuart Mill, ‘Utilitarianism’ (1861) Answer one of the following questions in 100 words. 1. What is the “Greatest Happiness Principle,” according to John Stuart Mill? How does he define the concept in his essay? (p.10). (Answer the question in your own words. Also find examples in the text). 2. Also, in the reading, what does Mill think about Epicurus, Epicureans, and the “Epicurean life?”  What does he write about Epicurus’ concept of pleasure?  (p.10-11). (Find examples in the text to support your answers). 3. How does Mill compare pleasures in the reading? What does he mean when he writes: “If I am asked, what I mean by difference of quality in pleasures, or what makes one pleasure more valuable than another…there is but one possible answer.” How does he answer his own question? (p.11). (Again, find examples in the text). 4. Also, what does Mill mean by the following famous quote: “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than...
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Philosophy Question

 " As a believer I have also questioned the issues on slavery in the bible, why women were told to be silent in the church and also why we follow some commandments now but not others from the Old Testament. When it comes to the bible, I've realized that when verses are taken out of context, the whole meaning can also change. For instance, it may seem like the bible endorses slavery but that is not the case at all. I have come to the understanding that although God permitted slavery to exist (as we can see from the verses), it does not mean that He approved it. Slavery was invented by the "fallen man" but God allowed it to exist just as He allows other horrendous things to exist such as murder, rape, theft,etc. In the case of slavery being property, that is simply the way things were one back in the days even though this doesn't make it...
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Which drugs, if any, do you think should be either decriminalized, legalized, or neither?  U

Which drugs, if any, do you think should be either decriminalized, legalized, or neither?  Use two different moral theories to approach the answer. How does the Kantian moral theory address the issue of the use of illegal drugs? Using Rights-Based Moral Theory discuss what kind of rights become involved in the issue of drug addiction and abuse?  Discuss some of the different "rights holders" and "rights addresses." ...
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