1. Short Cycle
The decision maker is Sid Stevens, currently a project manager for a roofing company in Hamilton, Ontario.
Sid is frustrated with his current job and is looking to start a new business. He has prepared a short business plan and a proposal to a local bank but he was turned down.
His business plan is incomplete, he needs more equity, and he needs further research and financial information.
There is no urgency as he currently is still employed with the roofing company.
2. Long Cycle
1. He does not have a patent in place to protect his invention from competitors. This is high importance and urgent (short term).
2. There are several things missing in his business plan, for example: the location …show more content…
2. He does not have enough money to start his business, except for the $20,000 in savings he was putting up. When applying for the loan, he didn 't show enough collateral, a projected cash flow plan, or a proper business plan.
3. He does not currently have a manufacturing facility to produce his product.
Cause and Effect
1) Equipment: He is not yet ready to produce the product due to not having the equipment built yet (quantitative problem).
2) People: He is lacking a capable management team. He is handling all the aspects of the business, including construction of facilities, business planning, and financial planning on his own without assistance or sufficient experience (qualitative problem).
3) Methods: He is not very organized in terms of his business planning (qualitative).
4) Materials: He does not provide details on who will be supplying the raw inventory, for example, the lightweight Aluminum.
5) Funding: He does not have sufficient funding, which is hindering his ability to create a manufacturing facility (quantitative problem).
Constraint and Opportunities:
The Constraints are the lack of funding possessed by Sid (except for the $20,000), and lack of experience at entrepreneurship (except from what he has seen of his father’s own entrepreneurship endeavors).
The opportunity is the ability to gain further funding in any method (for example, financing,
What seems to be the main issue is actually getting to build the prototype. Without it, lot of potential investors turned it down. For venture capitals and future potential clients to show further interest, Shane needs to show them a working prototype. However the prototype itself requires an investment of $250,000, this has proven to be difficult to raise. Without the prototype no one is willing to invest in the business, and without the investment Shane is unable to build a prototype. He is stuck in a vicious cycle and needs to find a different way to raise capital for his prototype.
Requires additional training cost, space, business strategy and building customers recognition, hire professional help which may cause additional fund or used available line of credit
Q.1) Compute the following quantities for the current production process as well as for Mike’s and Ike’s plans, assuming the plans are implemented as described in the case.
Myrtle McGee is a woman who uses serenity as a form of spiritual guidance through the use of dolls, candles, and other things alike. Myrtle wants to share her inner joy with the rest of her small town of Hasley. Myrtle has very little to no experience running a small business yet she still has a dream of opening a shop that sells peace and joy. Myrtles entire business rests in the hands of herself and her cousin “Moonglow” who also lacks several forms of entrepreneurial skills. These facts help lead to the conclusion of denying her business loan, and below I will explain why.
Each week there are 300 pounds of material 1; 400 pounds of material 2; and 200 hours of labor. The output of product A should not be more than one-half of the total number of units produced. Moreover, there is a standing order of 10 units of product C each week.
Heather Evans is a very recent graduate from Harvard Business School and has been working on getting her venture off the ground for quite some time. She has the know-how and skill in her industry but not the funds. This is why she is seeking out investors. This is proving to be more difficult and time consuming than she had anticipated. I think most people have this experience at one time or another especially if they are starting their own business. The great ideas of the world do not always get all the support in the world.
* He needed initial capital for investment, which he got from his long term friend Kaplan
Opportunities: Has formed a number of alliances with other organizations, Has big connections to provide funding,
Another issue was the finance from the conventional sources which were reluctant to invest. They would need at least £235,000 to add to their own invest of £45,000 to cover the costs and operational losses for 12 months period. But, if it works out, then they would at £1 million profit by year five. Despite their enthusiasm and impressive CVs, the business angels deterred by their lack of experience in this market sector. However, they managed to get an appointment with Maurice Pinto, a private investor, who agreed to invest £235,000 for a 20 percent share in the company.
initiative is to attract outside capital, given the lack of collateral and sufficient cash flows and the