Basics of a Start-Up

This is actually 2 different papers. The 2nd works off the 1st. The 1st paper is 3-4 pages. The 2nd is 4-5 pages. The business venture is chose to start is a T-shirt printing business. If needed, specifically printing quotes from on movies (nostalgic).

This is the 1st:

This assignment investigates the financial needs of your business venture from the first assignment, Your Business Venture.

Instructions

Write a 34 page paper in which you:
  1. Outline the financial start-up needs for this business. Consider such items as cash, equipment, space lease or purchase, raw materials, and labor costs. Provide a rationale for your estimates.
    • This is only a preliminary list. As you progress in the course, this outline will be fine-tuned.
  2. Once you have estimated the start-up needs for this business, determine the best financing options to obtain the needed capital and how you would approach securing this type of financing. Justify your selection.
  3. Evaluate the two most important financial ratios that you will use to track the health of the business and explain how each would provide insight to the business performance. Provide a rationale with your response.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
  • Determine financial start-up needs for a business, options and approaches for securing financing, and financial ratios for tracking business performance.
This is the 2nd:
Using the same business you started in the first assignment, Your Business Venture, you will continue to build a financial plan for the business.

Instructions

Write a 45 page paper in which you:
  1. Prepare a pro forma balance sheet for the first 12 months of your business. Include the assumptions on which it is based. Justify your balance sheet.
  2. Prepare a pro forma income statement for the first 12 months of your business. Include the assumptions on which it is based. Justify your income statement.
  3. Prepare a pro forma cash budget for the first 12 months of your business. Include the assumptions that you have made when creating the budget. Justify your budget.
  4. Scrutinize tangible and intangible costs of obtaining financial capital for your business start-up to determine whether the costs justify the implementation of the funding source.
  5. Assume your business is five years old and running profitably and consider how you would grow your business over the next five years. Determine the specific details that would make the equity approach to valuing your business worthwhile. Provide a rationale with your response.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
  • Assess whether the costs of obtaining capital for a business justify use of the funding source, and whether equity-based valuation of the business is appropriate
Basics of a Start-Up
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