Entrepreneurship Assignment Guide
Your task is to analyse whether you should acquire an existing business or not (the existing business should be a Small to Medium Enterprise). You can assume for the purposes of this assignment that you wish to enter the world of entrepreneurship by acquiring this business.
The purpose of this exercise is to see whether you have thoroughly analysed the business that you wish to acquire and have understood the opportunity that it presents.
Write a report ensuring that you:
• Provide a brief description of the organisation that you wish to acquire and why you are interested in this business.
• Emphasise the role planning had in your business decision.
• Focus on demonstrating an understanding of the entrepreneurial concepts involved with buying an existing business and other related course concepts that are pertinent to the firm you wish to acquire, within your analysis.
• Recommend whether or not you will acquire this business. Explicitly state the reasons behind your decision. The recommendation/s should follow logically from the analysis above.
Important Assignment Instructions
• The required word length for this assignment is 2500 words (plus or minus 10%).
• In terms of structure, presentation and style you are normally required to use:
- AIB standard report format; and
- AIB preferred Microsoft Word settings; and
- Harvard style referencing (which includes in-text citations plus a reference list).
These requirements are detailed in the AIB Style Guide.
• Reference lists for AIB assignments / projects normally contain the following number of relevant references from different sources: 6-12 (for MBA assignments).
• All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles.
• Your grade will be adversely affected if your assignment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list and also if your assignment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see Assessment Policy available on AIB website).