Project – Business Organizations
Select two of the three scenarios. Support your responses with appropriate cases, laws and other relevant examples by using at least one scholarly source from the SUO Library in addition to your textbook for each scenario. Do not copy the scenario text into the paper. Label the beginning of each scenario with the number you selected (e.g., Scenario 1). Cite your sources in APA format on a separate page.
Scenario 1 – Partnerships
Mary, Janet and Shantil formed a partnership, Brookdale Senior Care (BSC), to provide temporary housing and general care for elderly people in Memphis, Tennessee. One of the temporary residents left the stove on and burned down the house, which resulted in the loss of the entire building and contents. One of the residents, Francine, sued BSC and obtained a judgment of $ 30,000 against it, but the partnership could not pay the judgment.
Scenario 2 – Choice of Business Organizations
Paige, Phoebe and Piper are interested in going into business together. Piper inherited a great deal of money from her sister, Priscilla. Paige is an experienced salesperson with a marketing degree from Western State University and worked for five years as a senior sales manager in a large auto parts manufacturing corporation. Phoebe is an engineer who has developed a prototype for a very small car that will be affordable for everyone, while offering superb quality and safety features.
Paige, Phoebe and Piper believe a general partnership is the best form of business for the trio. Do you agree? Provide the advantages and disadvantages of their selection and then discuss two other options that might be more appropriate for the group. Conclude your paper by making a recommendation for the most appropriate choice. Support your answer with the applicable law and/or text material.
Scenario 3 – Franchises