Types of Business Formations Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Types of Business Formations The business world is appreciated throughout the world because entrepreneurs can develop products and offer services which meet the daily needs of a consumer. Any business starts with an idea in which the entrepreneur has identified a gap in the market that requires being filled to help people in improving their livelihood (Schell 2016). It is then put down in a blueprint as a business plan and if it is viable the entrepreneur can practically start selling the products of services. A business plan comprises of the services or products that the entrepreneurs wish to sell. The name of the business location sources of funds and most importantly the formation of the business. It may be a sole proprietorship partnership a limited liability company or follow the guidelines they provided in a partnership deed. In any case since this is a liquidation the process involves selling off the business property to settle the debts (Osterwalder Pigneur & Tucci 2005). Because Peters’ is a limited liability only the assets registered under the partnership will be sold to settle the debts. If it were a general limited partnership then it would mean that partners would be compelled to sell their personal assets to pay off the debts. References Hagedoorn J. (2006). Understanding the cross-level embeddedness of interfirm partnership formation. Academy of management review 31(3) 670-680. Osterwalder A. Pigneur Y. & Tucci C. L. (2005). Clarifying business models: Origins present and future of the concept. Communications of the association for Information Systems 16(1) 1. Schell J. M. (2016). Private equity funds: Business structure and operations. Law Journal Press. [...]
For this assignment, based on the information and materials covered in this class, you must write a three page paper discussing all of the scenarios and issues addressed below. Make sure to provide a complete answer and to address all of the issues that you see as well as the specific questions asked: 1) Paul Peters is an inventor. He has various creative inventions that he thinks will make him a lot of money if he markets them right. His best friend Ronald Robinson has a Bachelor degree in Marketing, an MBA, and has innovative ways of marketing products. Paul does not have a lot of money, but his cousin Sara Sanders is millionaire after hitting it big with the house boom and knowing when to stop investing. Paul thinks that with his inventions, Ronald’s business skills, and Sara’s money, they can make it big. Paul decides to create a business with these individuals and asks you for help with the details. You must give him advice on what is the best business for him to form? Why? Make sure to include a description of the business model that would be best for him, as well as a description of the other business models and why they would not be as good as the one you advised him. Also make sure to cover all of the steps that he must follow in order to form that particular type of business. 2) Paul, Ronald, and Sara have already formed their business as you have recommended and are rapidly prospering. Paul is upset because other individuals have been attempting to follow in his footsteps and are creating similar businesses. Paul has decided to lose some money in the process, but to sell his items so cheap, that no one can compete with him. He hopes that that way he could veer off his competitors and then substantially increase the prices so that he can make up for the loss profits. Can Paul do this? Why or why not? 3) After ten years, Paul decides that he does not want to continue the business. The company has incurred a substantial amount of debt, it owes the manufacturer of the products, a company called WeDoItAll, over $20,000.00; it owes the bank (Inventors Bank) about $28,000.00, and the company owes Sara, who has made the company many loans to stay afloat a total of $18,000.00.Paul thinks that bankruptcy might be the best solution. As an advisor to Paul, you must (1) explain to him how to dissolve the business (what steps he must take); and (2) give him advice as to whether bankruptcy is a good solution for his company.