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MGT602 = Final Term Subjective
By :::: Usman Attari
Question No: 49 ( Marks: 3 )
Describe any three issues that should be addressed in executive summary.
Question No: 50 ( Marks: 3 )
What does inventory turnover mean? How is it measured?
Inventory turnover measures the efficiency of the venture in managing and selling its inventory. A high turnover is a positive sign, signifying the venture is able to sell its inventory quickly.
Inventory turnover: Cost of goods sold / Inventory
Question No: 51 ( Marks: 5 )
While developing the web site what characteristics should be kept in mind?
A website is an online connection between the company and its customers and can be developed in-house or outsourced. There are several important features of every website. Each website should have search capabilities. Other functions include:
Question No: 52 ( Marks: 5 )
Discuss the functions of Small Industries Development Board (SIDB) NWFP.
SIDB is playing a promotional role to support and help out the development of small and cottage industry in the province. It is an independent body, focusing on manpower training, model projects and industrial infrastructure.
Question No: 53 ( Marks: 5 )
How can an entrepreneur enhance the motivation in the employees, list down any five motivational factors?
Following are five of some factors:
1. Sincere empathy
Be genuine and understanding toward the people who were let go and for the added responsibilities for those who remain. Ask individuals how they feel about the events that occurred. The key here is to allow them to vent their thoughts and emotions. This is the appropriate forum in which to do it, not behind your back, spreading rumors and ill will.
2. Be genial:
Sincerely thank everyone for trying to understand the difficult steps you have taken and for their attention, concern and willingness to put forth additional effort to get through these difficult times.
3. Leadership available:
Explain that you and other management-level people will be available to discuss job questions, uncertainties and performance, gearing your comments to how to overcome obstacles in the way of success.
4. Positive action:
Discuss how the difficult short-term steps will positively affect the future. With the changes you have made, you look forward to brighter, more secure prospects. When business improves, hopefully you will be able to rehire some of the terminated employees. Again, encourage them to share their feelings and try to empathize with them
Look for ways to increase employee motivation by recognizing excellence in the workplace. Ring a bell every time an individual or team hits the production target. Put up posters with the photographs of team members who have had the most days without accidents. Give out awards for attendance records. Just do something. It is so inexpensive, yet highly effective in your efforts of employee motivation.
Question No: 49 ( Marks: 3 )
What is copyright? What are its limitations.
The Legal Agreement which protects the original work of the author. inventor. A copyright protects original works of authorship. The protection does not protect the idea itself. It allows someone else to use the idea in a different manner
Question No: 50 ( Marks: 3 )
Briefly explain the procedure to avail Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant.
1. The agencies publish solicitation describing the areas of research they will fund.
2. Submission of the application by a company.
3. Each agency screens the proposals it receives, and those passing are appraised by experts.
4. Awards are granted to those projects that have the best potential for commercialization.
5. Any patent rights, research data, and software generated are owned by the company, not the government.
Question No: 51 ( Marks: 5 )
While using brain storming for new idea creation what measures should be taken to acquire a good idea?
An idea generating by Group of People with having individually experience about the issue each of them to share, definitely based of facts.
A group method of obtaining new ideas and solutions is called brainstorming. The brainstorming method for generating new ideas is based on the fact that people can be stimulated to greater creativity by meeting with others an d participating with organized group experiences. Although most of the ideas generated from the group have no basis for further development, often a good idea emerges.
Question No: 52 ( Marks: 5 )
What are the flexibilities that the law provides to S corporations?
Law provides following flexibility:
Question No: 53 ( Marks: 5 )
Discuss what kind of information should be mentioned in “description of venture” section of a business plan.
Description of the Venture
The description of the venture should be detailed in this section. This should begin with the mission statement or company mission, which describes the nature of the business and what the entrepreneur hopes to accomplish. The new venture should be described in detail, including the product, location, personnel, background of entrepreneur, and history of the venture. The emphasis placed on location is a function of the type of business. Maps that locate customers, competitors, and alternative locations can be helpful. If the building or site decision involves legal issues, the entrepreneur should hire a lawyer.
How should the entrepreneur take the interview from employees? (3M)
The interviewer should ask all of his or her questions at the beginning of the interview. It allows the interviewer to evaluate the candidate’s behavior. It avoids talking too much and not listening. Upon completion of the interview, the firm should be sure to check all of the candidate’s references.
Question # 02
Which type of loans the bank will issue if entrepreneur has creditworthy customers. (3)
Types of bank Loans
This type of loan is provided to entrepreneur on good basis and better past records especially if the client base is creditworthy.
Question # 03
It is said that advertising agencies are meant for the promotional tools. Why do you think that it is a correct statement? (5)
Advertising agencies can provide many promotional services. The advertising agency is an independent business organization composed of creative and business people who develop, prepare, and place advertising in media for its customers. The agency can provide assistance in marketing research. It is important to determine whether the agency can fulfill all of the needs of the new venture. A checklist of items that the entrepreneur may consider in evaluating an agency is useful. The agency should support the marketing program and assist the entrepreneur in getting the product effectively launched.
Question # 04
Loan application is called mini business plan, comment on this statement? (3M) Page 85
The loan application format is generally a "mini" business plan.
Question # 05
What is Small Business Administration Loans? In what circumstances they are used by entrepreneurs? ( Marks: 5 )
When an entrepreneur is unable to secure a regular commercial bank loan, an alternative is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Guaranty Loan. The SBA guarantees that 80% of the loan will be repaid to the bank by the SBA if the company can’t pay. Both long and short-term loans can be guaranteed by the SBA.
For most SBA loans, there is no limit to the amount of loan money requested, but there is practical limit of $1 million.
Question # 06
In which ways the law is flexible for S Type Corporation? (5M) Page 72
The new law provides more flexibility with regard to:
Question # 07
How the costs and profits may be managed by entrepreneur? Keeping in view the importance of interim income statement (5 marks). Page 99
An interim income statement helps to compare the actual with the budgeted amount for that period. The most effective use of the interim income statement is to establish cost standards and compare the actual with the budgeted amount for that time period. Costs are budgeted based on percentages of net sales. These percentages can be compared with actual percentages to see where tighter cost controls may be necessary. This lets the entrepreneur manage and control costs before it is too late.
Question # 08
Give a list of financial institutes that provides finance for developing of business and industry in Pakistan ( 3 marks ) Page 92, 93
In order to meet this financing requirement, a number of institutions have been formed. These are:
Question # 09
How can entrepreneur motivate and lead his team (3 marks) Page 96
The entrepreneur will usually be a role model for any other employees.
It is important that the founder assume the role of leader to the management team and employees.
Communication with managers and employees is one of the most important leadership qualities.
Question # 10
When SSIC was established? Define its objectives and functions (5 marks) Page 91
Sindh Small Industries Corporation (SSIC): SSIC was established in 1972 having motives to indulge into promotional activities of small-scale industries in Sindh. The objectives of SSIC include financial assistance, education of craftsman, census and survey of cottage and small industries, procurement and distribution of raw materials to artisans and craftsman. SSIC was also involved in the Prime Minister’s self-employment scheme for the dispersal of the micro credits.
Question # 11
How much managerial control entrepreneur has in various major forms of business ventures ( 5 marks ) Page 70, 71
The entrepreneur will want to retain as much control as possible over the business. In the proprietorship, the entrepreneur has the most control and flexibility in making business decisions.
Role of NGOs (3 marks) Page 94
The NGOs are working on socio-economic sector in the development of SMEs. They are privately owned organization registered under the social welfare act.
They normally work through grants, aids or donation based finances. They are having a very constructive role in the SME development. The special property of this sector is gender development. They at some places tried to replicate Grameen banks model.
Question # 13
A joint venture is a good option in making alliance. What factors contribute in the success of a joint venture? Page 103
One critical factor for success is the accurate assessment of the parties involved and how best to manage the new entity. A second factor involves the symmetry between the partners. Another factor is that the expectations about the results of the joint venture must be reasonable. The final factor is the timing. A joint venture should be considered as one of many options for supplementing the resources of the firm
Question # 14
Enlist few disadvantages of acquisitions. Page 105
Suppose you are working in ABC Company as Marketing Manager. Your company wants to launch a new venture in the Service based business. What steps your marketing plan will include? Page 65 & 66
Step 1: Defining the Business Situation
Step 2: Defining Target Market/Opportunities and Threats
Step 3: Considering Strengths and Weaknesses
Step 4: Establishing Goals and Objectives
Step 5: Defining Marketing Strategy and Action Programs
Step 6: Coordination of the Planning Process
Step 7: Designing responsibility for implementation
Step 8: Budgeting the Marketing Strategy
Step 9: Implementation of the Marketing Plan
Step 10: Monitoring Progress of Marketing Actions
What is asset based financing? How can it help the entrepreneur to start his business? Page 81
Debt financing involves an interest-bearing instrument, usually a loan, the payment of which is only indirectly related to sales and profits.
List down the most effective sources for recruiting employees at entry level and senior management level in a venture.
Most Effective Source to hire Entry Level Employee
Most Effective Source to hire Senior Management Level Employee
Discuss Small Business Innovation Research Grant Program along with its various phases.
The agencies publish solicitation describing the areas of research they will fund.
Suppose you want to calculate the net worth of your business. What kind of statement will you use in order to calculate the net profit? Also discuss its key feature. Page # 79
1. This amount represents the excess of all assets over all liabilities.
2. Owners equity represents the net worth of the business.
3. Any profit from the business will also be included in the net worth as retained earnings.
Entrepreneurial thought differ from management thoughts 5 marks .(page 15)
Entrepreneurial thought differ from management thoughts in these five business ways Risk taking: Entrepreneur takes any risk to achieve its desire goals while the manager did not take any step which contains a little risk factor. Commitment to opportunity: The entrepreneur is pressured by the need for action and has a short time span in terms of opportunity commitment. While the managers are slow to act on an opportunity. Commitment of resources:. An Entrepreneur is used to having resources committed periodic intervals. Often based on certain tasks or objectives being reached. While the manager committed to resources for the total amount needed. Control of resources: Manager is rewarded by effective resource administration and has a drive to own or accumulates as many resources as possible. An Entrepreneur work under pressure of limited resources. Managerial Structure: Managers work in a formalized and structured way. While an Entrepreneur work in informal networks.
Acquisitions differ 4m joint venture 3 marks
An acquisition is the purchase of a company or a part of it in such a way that the acquired company is completely absorbed and no longer exists. Acquisitions can provide an excellent way to grow a business and enter new markets. While in the Joint ventures two firms get together and form a third company in which they share the equity. In join ventures companies did not completely absorbed.
Why small and medium enterprises suits in Pakistani environment? Discuss reasons. . 5 marks
The Internet is especially important for small and medium-sized companies as it lets them minimize marketing costs while reaching broader markets. An entrepreneur starting an Internet commerce venture needs to address many of the same strategic and tactical questions as other companies plus some specific online issues. One decision is whether to run the Internet operations within the company or outsource these operations. If handled in-house, expensive equipment and software have to be maintained. There are numerous possibilities for outsourcing the Internet business.
The two major components of Internet commerce are front-end and back- end operations.
Question No: 28
Discuss the role of Directorate of Industries (Balochistan) in development of small industries. (Marks: 3)Page 92
The directorate of industries was formed in 1976 and it looks after all the promotional schemes for SMEs. Further more, the directorate is also involved in providing various kinds of advisory and consultancy services.
Question No: 29
Trade Shows are one of the important feature of promotion of the new venture. Do you think that every entrepreneur should go for this tool? (Marks: 3) Page 102
Every industry has a trade or professional association that sponsors annual trade shows. Although creating a booth can be very expensive, trade shows are where hundreds of thousands of people observe or identify trends in their industry. There is strong evidence to indicate that the cost per sale from a trade show is significantly less than the cost per sale from a personal sales call.
Question No: 31
What management problems may arise from a rapid growth of a new venture? How these problems can be coped? ( Marks: 5 ) Page 101
Rapid growth may result in management problems. Before rapid growth occurs, the new venture is usually operating with a small staff and limited budget. Rapid growth may also dilute the leadership abilities of the entrepreneur. The entrepreneur’s unwillingness to delegate responsibility can lead to delays in decision-making. The entrepreneur can avoid these problems through preparation and sensitivity. It may be necessary to limit the venture’s growth if the future financial well being of the venture means a more controlled growth rate. The limits to the growth of any venture will depend on the availability of a market, capital, and management talent. Too rapid growth can stretch these limits and lead to serious financial problems.
Question No: 32
What is the educational and skill level of entrepreneurs in Pakistan? ( Marks: 3)
Most of the female entrepreneurs in the study had a high school education.
Question No: 33
Why it is recommended that entrepreneurs should write cheques weekly? Why should the canceled cheques be kept and maintained by the entrepreneurs? (Marks: 5 )
It is good business practice for the entrepreneur to use checks as payment for all expenses in order to maintain records for tax purposes. Canceled checks provide proof of payment.
Question No: 34
"Industrialization is a key to success in the prosperity of a country". Support this statement. ( Marks: 10 )
This statement is true. Because we see China is the most powerful economy in the world just because of Industrialization. In china many small industry are present due to which china capture the whole world market. Therefore China has trillion of reserve in their banks. From last 5-10 years, India has gone very much ahead of Pakistan, just because of this. India change his progressive plan and strong and build new industry by giving support to their people. Therefore if Pakistan needs to grow more, we should realize it and build more and more industry.
Question No: 35
Do you believe that in our society women are not encouraged to take part in the process of entrepreneurship? Discuss in detail with reference to current prevailing situation in Pakistan. ( Marks: 10 )
Question No: 36
What are the different reasons that lead to the failure of some business plans? (5M) Page #60
A poorly prepared business plan can be blamed on:
• Goals set by the entrepreneurs that are unreasonable.
• Goals those are not measurable. To be successful
• Goals should be specific.
• They should also be measurable and should be monitored over time.
The entrepreneur who has not made a total commitment to the business will not be able to meet the venture’s demands of the venture. Investors will not be positive about a venture that does not have full-time commitment. Investors will typically expect the entrepreneur to make significant financial commitment to the business. Lack of experience will result in failure unless the entrepreneur can gain knowledge or team up with someone. The entrepreneur should also document customer needs before preparing the plan
Question No: 37
Suppose you are hired by an entrepreneur who is not capable of assessing the need of financial plan. How would you suggest him the basic characteristics of good financial plan? ( Marks: 10 )
A. The financial plan provides a complete picture of:
B. The financial plan provides the short-term basis for budgeting and helps prevent a common problem-lack of cash.
C. The financial plan must explain how the entrepreneur will meet all financial obligations and maintain its liquidity.
D. In general, the financial plan will need three years of projected financial data for outside investors.
Question No: 38
When and why the Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) was established? How it is helpful in promoting small industries? ( Marks: 10 )
Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC)
In the province pf Punjab PSIC was established in 1972 as an autonomous body for the promotion and development of the small-scale industries in the province.
The PSIC covers the critical areas of investment promotion and provision of credits for setting up new industries and modernization of the existing ones. It also promotes the common facility center, technology transfer, guidance, handicrafts development and design facilities.
PSIC has developed 14 industrial estates in various areas of the Punjab. The costs of land within these industrial states have been subsidized to allow the development of the small-scale sector.
Question No: 39
Why a business plan is valuable to the entrepreneur, potential investor or even new personnel? (Marks: 5)
A business plan is a written document prepared by the entrepreneur that describes all the relevant external and internal elements involved in starting a new venture. It addresses both short- and long-term decision making.
The business plan is valuable to the entrepreneur and investors because:
1. It helps determine the viability of the venture in a designated market.
2. It gives guidance in organizing planning activities.
3. It serves as an important tool in obtaining financing. Potential investors are very particular about what should be included in the plan. The process of developing a business plan also provides a self-assessment of the entrepreneur.
This self-evaluation requires the entrepreneur to think through obstacles that might prevent the venture’s success. It also allows the entrepreneur to plan ways to avoid such obstacles.
Question No: 42
It is said that a marketing plan always carries with itself the advantages for your business plan. It is true but, being the student of MBA will you perceive that the marketing plan carries some disadvantages with itself too? Also discuss some advantages of marketing plan. (Marks: 10)
No. Marketing plan has no disadvantages carries on itself. It has following strategic advantages.
Sales force automation system will create competitive edge. Some examples are given below.
Productivity will be increased due to efficiently and effectively used time by staff members as well as sales manager. This increased productivity can create competitive advantage in following three ways;
Quick Information Transfer:
Sales staff working in fields can send information more frequently to the management rather after one week. This will provide management with current information which they will be able to use efficiently. Response time between management and staffs will greatly reduced .In this way company will become more alert and vigilance.
Increased Customer satisfaction:
This system will increase customer satisfaction provided there are used wisely. If the information which is obtained from this system is used in such a way that it exceeds the or match the customer expectations .and the staff uses this system to serve their customers more expertly and diligently then customer satisfaction can be increased. This will also provide a competitive advantage as high customer satisfaction leads to high customer loyalty and reduce customer acquisition costs and also reduce price elasticity of demand which is consequently increase profit margin.
Question No: 43
Q36:-What is the purpose of a marketing plan? What should be the perspective of time in a marketing plan?5marks
The marketing plan establishes how the entrepreneur will effectively compete and operate in the marketplace The marketing plan section should focus on strategies for the first three years of the venture. For the first year, goals and strategies should be projected monthly. For years two and three, market results should be projected based on longer-term goals. Preparing an annual marketing plan becomes the basis for planning other aspects of the business.
Purpose and timing of the Marketing Plan
Question No: 44
What kind of parties are considered as "accredited investors"?5marks
"Accredited investors" include:
Question No: 45
Differentiate the operating budget from capital budget?5marks
OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGETS
A. before developing the pro forma income statement, the entrepreneur should prepare operating and capital budgets.
1. If the entrepreneur is a sole proprietor, he or she will be responsible for the budgeting decisions.
2. In a partnership, or where employees exist, the initial budgeting process may begin with one of these individuals.
3. Final determination of budgets will ultimately rest with the owners or entrepreneurs. The operating budget is an important document, as the pro forma income statement will only reflect the actual costs of goods.
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