**For Kim Woods Only**

To complete the learning activities, please create a new thread for each theme and identify in the subject line the theme for which you are responding.  Students are expected to post to all themes by Thursday and to at least two other students (across all themes) by Sunday.  In responding to the learning activities and to other students, please be sure to use the course material using in-text citations and a reference list to cite the source(s) used.  Remember, an in-text citation cannot exist without having a corresponding reference list and a reference list cannot exist without having a corresponding in-text citation.  Use of the course material using in-text citations and a reference list is always expected in the learning activities and good practice for the assignments in the course.

To respond to Learning Activities, click on the blue hyperlink.

General Instructions for Learning Activities (LAs):

LA 1 & 2:   Read/watch all assigned materials listed for the week in Course Content. Cite to these materials with in-text citations in all responses you post to these LAs.  

Create a separate posting for each LA, i.e., one post for LA 1, a separate post for LA 2.

Label each LA with appropriate titles, such as “LA 1” and “LA 2”, etc. and your name. Label each part of each LA.


LAs are to be written in paragraph format with appropriate in text citations in APA format.  Review How to Use APA in Content. 

All LAs are due Thursday, 11:59 pm, ET.

Discussion 1 & 2:  Respond to at least one colleague for each LA.  Respond substantively and comprehensively and interactively so as to promote further discussion.  Use in-text cites in APA format, as needed.  

Responses to colleagues are due Sunday, 11:59 pm, ET.

Post a separate reply for each learning activity, i.e., one reply post for Learning Activity 1 and a separate reply post for Learning Activity 2.

Answer each question part in paragraph format using APA in text citations.  You do not need to use resources other than those assigned, unless specifically instructed to do so. 

Learning Activity 1:  due Thursday, 11:59 pm ET

Scenario:  Inez is a sole proprietor/owner of TechTrac, a computer and IT consulting business.  Her clients are small to medium sized businesses, colleges, and individual home users.  Inez wants to expand her business, buy new equipment, and hire an employee.  She needs to obtain additional capital to expand TechTrac, but she does not want to lose control of the business. Also, Inez haschosen not to take out any sort of loan or use a credit card to obtain additional capital to expand.

As a sole proprietor, what is her best option to obtain additional capital to expand and yet retain control of the business? Why? (you do not not need any additional facts to answer the question)

Learning Activity 2: Due Thursday, 11:59 pm ET

Read case scenario below and analyze.

Scenario: Richard and 6 friends plan to start a computer systems, software and technical support business in that will (1) design, install and provide support for various computer systems for businesses, (2) sell, install, and provide technical support for businesses for various types of software, and (3) provide general technical support for businesses needing technical help with computer systems, hardware, and/or software.  

The business name will be Computing Technologies.  Richard and friends are prepared to grow the business quickly and initially hire office support staff, a full-time marketing and client relations professional, and approximately 8 technical staff.

Richard and his friends are concerned about various types of liabilities for Computing Technologies and think they want to organize the business as a LLC.

A.  Discuss specific advantages of organizing Computing Technologies as a LLC.

B.  Discuss disadvantages for organizing Computing Technologies as a LLC. 

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