Discussion Board 4/Week 7 Tisha Sanders Liberty University Online BUSI561 / Legal Issues in Business November 4, 2012 Starting and Naming a Business Betty Wilson, whom I view as being a mature and respectable Christian, is currently thinking of starting her own company. Betty expressed that she would like to open a Christian Coffee House in her present town of Belmont, NC. Although her husband, John is opened to making a contribution of capital to her business, he is not at all interested in taking part in the company’s operation or management. Betty is unsure at this point as to whether or not she would like to take on perspective partners in her company of if she would rather take on this company …show more content…
Betty has been approached by several people, such as her sister, Alice and her neighbor, Erma, regarding the possibility of taking part of the start up of her new company. Her sister, Alice, who is also a new Christian, has stated that she has been looking for an excuse to get out of the house and would love to be a part of the business. However, Alice’s husband, who is also a non-Christian, opposes the idea of his wife’s involvement with the company. He has made it clear that he expects his wife to remain a stay-at-home mother to their teenage children. Betty should think long and hard about accepting her sister as a partner in her company. The fact that her brother-n-law is not supportive of the idea could pose many problems for all of them involved. At this point, Betty does not need any problems or negativity. Bringing on Alice as a partner would definitely cause chaos, both personally and professionally. This would not be a smart move for Betty. If I were Betty, I would probably talk with Alice and explain to her how I felt from a business perspective and would offer her the opportunity to possibly work with me in her spare time where it would not interfere with her duties as a home maker. Betty’s neighbor, Erma, who is by the way, not a Christian, has also expressed an interest in participating in the business as a
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Betty’s temporary time as a model again ended abruptly. The agency told her that the campaign was moving to Europe but in actuality, the company was only interested in her husband, Don. The company had no intention of signing Betty as a model. Her dreams started to come true but were taken away from her suddenly. She told her husband that she decided she wanted to spend more time at home, which is a lie. You know this is a lie because she immediately goes out to the backyard and starts to shoot doves with a BB gun. April’s outcome differs from Betty’s because she takes her dreams into her own hands, she doesn’t let other people decide for her. April wants to go to Paris and she takes all the necessary steps to go. She gets visas and Frank goes in to quit his job until he is offered a promotion that he cannot refuse. Frank thinks to himself, asking himself why he doesn’t want to go to Paris, “Besides: why think of accepting Pollock’s money as a mere compromise solution, an enforced making-the-best-of things until the renewal of her ability to support him in Paris? Didn’t it have the weight and dignity of a plan in its own right?” (Yates 221) The Wheeler’s end up staying in their home and never go to Paris. April is disappointed. The outcomes of both these women’s dreams are different. Betty chooses to give up her dreams while April is forced to give up her dream of living in Paris and getting a
Betty Wilson’s venture of opening a Christian Coffee House in Belmont, NC, presents her with abundant opportunities in selecting a business form. She is considering the following types of entities: 1) franchise, 2) sole proprietorship, 3) partnership of some sort, 4) corporation of some sort, 5) LLC, or 6) even as a joint venture. We will briefly explore each business option and give Betty concise recommendations as to what business form to pursue as well as what business partners to engage.
First and foremost, it is common knowledge that spirituality champions for good morals, equity, respect for human dignity, ethics and equality among all members of the human race. It is the above virtues that facilitate harmony and peaceful coexistence of human beings in all our day to day interactions. Reinhold, from his studies conducted in one of Detroit’s big automobile factories, noted numerous conflicts between Christian ideals and the realities that were in the industry. Surprisingly enough, Edward Earle conducted a research on twelve of America’s major corporations and urged all Americans to emulate them, a totally different thought from what
Throughout the Business Guide, Hansford also promotes ideals pertaining to religion in order to succeed in business. Hansford explicitly states that to succeed in business one must “love your god and fellow men” as well as that “an honest man is the noblest work of god” all of which are brought forward in parts pertaining to proper behaviors of a man to be successful in business. This is reflective of a homogeneous Eurocentric audience, promoting god and religion as a crucial position in both business life and society as a whole; god is seen as one of the most important parts of everyday life. One of the quotes from the section of “Good Advice
Moreover, when looking at Chick-Fil-A’s worldview and framework, Cathy declared the purpose of his business is to glorify God and treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect (Peters et al., 2013), unlike Cathy, Skilling’s leadership was built on “power, greed and influence, and profits at all cost” (Sims, & Brinkmann, 2003, p.247). As the Word declares in 1 Corinthians 4:5 “for He will both bring to light the [secret] things that are hidden in darkness and disclose the motives of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God”, as God honored Chick-Fil-A with increase business based on Cathy’s convictions and justice was bestowed to Enron as they eventually
In today’s business environment, consumers aware of unethical behavior affecting small and large-scale businesses. In most cases, organizations suffer damage reputation, shareholders options decline, revenue decline and employee moral suffers. In order to prevent unethical behavior organizations should consider Christian Principles when developing policies and procedures to prevent unethical behavior. The role of business in God’s creation is not only the institution that human beings operates in, it is an environment that people are task with carrying out specific duties and responsibilities according to specific laws and regulations. The paper will examine why business matters to God and concepts of Agnosticism, Annihilation, and Adoption.
Private businesses are under no legal obligation to keep religious beliefs and work separate, leading to conflicts between business engagements and religious practices. These conflicts mainly arise when a business wants to refuse service to a customer because their business request goes against their religious beliefs. Jennifer A. Marshall, Vice President of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity—a limited government think tank—regularly stands up for religious freedom of small businesses. She states that religious individuals should be allowed to openly express their religious beliefs in their private affairs without the fear of
The purpose of this paper is to summarize Module 5 of the AOL program, specifically group 226, through the evaluation of a contemporary Christian leader. In this paper I will discuss the contemporary Christian leader I have selected, analyze their effectiveness in business performance, and discuss how they have inspired me. I will also talk about what I have learned from this module that most benefited me. My hope is that through this paper, my readers will have a broadened scope of Christianity in our contemporary world.
However, Mildred does not completely free herself of all familial responsibilities as she is still held captive through her obsession with her daughter Veda. As with many housewives, her sense of self-identity is drawn from her role as a mother and she caters to the desires of her daughter to the point that they are almost self-destructive. It is Veda’s extravagant tastes that drive her mother to work hard and draws resources away from her business ultimately resulting in its collapse. Moreover, Mildred must deal with the lack of gratitude and outright contempt that she receives from her own daughter for working in a “blue collar” job.
Everyone in the family sticks to their societal role, Tom takes care of the Amanda and Laura, Amanda does some work, but she does do a lot of work in the house, and Laura is attempting to find someone to marry so she does not have to go to work. When Amanda was younger, she tells the reader that she always had gentleman callers, and she is always hoping that Laura will get gentleman callers. An example of Amanda projecting this belief onto Laura is when Amanda says “"Resume your seat, little sister – I want you to stay fresh and pretty – for gentlemen callers! (1.14)”. However, having to take care of his sister and living with Amanda causes tension in Tom’s life. Tom works in a factory, as most men did in the 30s, and this meant that he worked long hours for little pay. Tom wanted to be a poet, but he had to keep working because he had to support his family. Amanda puts a lot of pressure on Tom to be there for his sister, to be his older sister’s guardian, and she gets upset when Tom is out late drinking and going to the movies as his
Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding why organizations fail and spirituality in the workplace. While many organizations make the claim that God is a stakeholder, these words are of non-effect unless the leader first partakes in whatever is necessary to ensure the followers share the vision and are led by example.
Ramona is a young Liberty University graduate that is actively pursuing her first place of employment. She has recently been contacted by an organization that has both positive and negative reviews. As a Christian, Ramona is caught in a hard place to accept a job from this organization and possible jeopardize her Christian credentials. She has requested a council on her future decision. Her recommendation is based on her observations, research and Christian values. The decision is ultimately hers however, she is advised not to take the job and seek employment elsewhere.
During the pep rally the CEO proved to be a hypocrite as he told his employees about how much he cared about people and in the same breath told the crying infant’s mother to show some consideration to everyone else in attendance and remove her child from the room. He then went on to purport himself in a God-like manner by stating that they were there to offer salvation to lazy Americans. I see no offer of salvation to anyone when the overall objective of the company is personal gain at the expense of others. Moving on to the recruiter’s comments we witness a form of religious discrimination as he states that because Ramona was a Liberty grad, the company assumed she was a Christian, and that she could likely “talk the talk” needed to bring in new southern distributors. In my opinion I see Next Step as wanting to hire her based solely on her religious beliefs in hopes of obtaining southern distributors. Now that I’ve discussed why Ramona should not sign the contract from a spiritual perspective I will now explain why I would advise her not to do so from an ethical
Biblical entrepreneurship, as defined by Tsague in Biblical Principles for Starting & Operating a Business, is a Biblically based process of identifying opportunities, taking calculated risks, solving problems, and exercising business stewardship for profit (Tsague, 2006, pg.18). The text gives many principles that are crucial to doing business successfully from God’s perspective. The following twelve principles show how Biblical entrepreneurship relates to a Christian worldview. “God has given each of us talents in
Today there are over 900 religious employee resource groups, according to the International Coalition of Workplace Ministries (Cañas & Sondak, 2010). These affinity groups can help encourage religious understanding by offering panel discussions that educate employees on their beliefs. By allowing open discussion, answering religious questions and creating an open, welcoming religious environment in the workplace employees can better relate to one another through shared religious principles (Cañas & Sondak, 2010). When looking at the business case for diversity, not asking employees to hide their faith at work allows for greater productivity, and time and energy focused on business results (Cañas