SEMESTER FALL 2015
Introduction to Business
Assignment No: 01
Opening Date: 17 Nov, 2015
Due date: 24 Nov, 2015
Topic: “Sole Proprietorship”
Learning Objective: The core objective of this activity is to make the students familiar with the basic concept of Sole proprietorship and start-up initiatives.
Learning Outcomes: After attempting this activity, students will be able to know how to take a better decision while initiating a business idea.
The unavailability of hygienic and pure drinking water is causing various diseases. The only measure to reduce the disease is to provide distilled and filtered drinking water at mass level. Where it is a threat for the society at the same time it’s an opportunity for the businessmen to invest in building water plants and produce bottled water. The growing demand has intended many national and international companies to come into this field, as the raw cost is low and it carries huge profits as compared to other business. Suppose being a business graduate, you are seeing an opportunity in this field. Having equipped with necessary finance and required knowledge, you are interest to take initiative and start your own business. Considering the
competition from existing brands and your limited resources (obviously not ideal), you have to plan your business activities to make it a successful venture.
Being a local investor, how will you initiate a new business and set up drinking water plant? Moreover, which factors do you think will give you a competitive advantage over the international investors?
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