HTM550 Complete Course
Login
now
Register
now

Thursday, 30 July 2015

HTM550 Complete Course

HTM 550 HTM550 Complete Course
Click below link for Answer  or   visitwww.workbank247.com

HTM 550 Week 1 Discussion 1
"Franchising History"  Please respond to the following:

·         Expound upon the differences of franchising in the late 20th century and start of the 21st century.
·         Evaluate the increase of franchising in the U.S. and the reasons for the steady increase. Discuss the affect franchising has on the U.S. economy.


HTM 550 Week 1 Discussion 2
"Franchise Success"  Please respond to the following:

·         Support or oppose the argument that suggests an inherent condition of franchising lends itself to the creation of new businesses.
·         Determine the primary traits of a franchisee and evaluate if you possess enough of those traits to consider being a franchisee. 

HTM 550 Week 2 Discussion 1
"Topic of Discussion" Please respond to the following:

·         Rank the various advantageous of franchising and determine which one would have the greatest impact on your decision to become a franchisee.
·         Create an idea for your own business. Then, describe the process you would use to determine if your business is ready to franchise. Be sure to include the franchise system you would select. 

HTM 550 Week 2 Discussion 2
The Franchise Business Plan"   Please respond to the following:
·         Assess the differences between a franchise business plan and a traditional business plan.
·         From the case study, review the company’s financial information to determine whether the franchise is feasible. Assess the major problems and recommend a solution to one of the problems.

HTM 550 Week 3 Discussion 1
"Marketing Process" Please respond to the following:

·         Discuss the problem with applying the strategic planning process to smaller businesses. Describe ways to resolve the issues you identified. 
·         Using the steps in the marketing strategy model, modify the model in a way that reflects modern changes to commerce that has impacted franchising. Be sure to identify the element(s) you included.


HTM 550 Week 3 Discussion 2
"Fairfield Inn by Marriott" Please respond to the following:

·         From the case study, develop a sales program that the franchise can use to expand its customer awareness.  
·         Discuss how the sales program you created can aid in the sale of the business if you were in a position to sell the business. 

HTM 550 week 3 Assignment 1 Thought It Was Safer
Assignment 1: Thought It Was Safer
Due Week 3 and worth 150 points
Read the case study titled “Thought It Was Safer than Starting His Own Business,” prior to doing the assignment.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1.      Assess Fred’s capability and capacity to be a franchisee in general and for this specific company.
2.      Evaluate Fred’s misconceptions about being a franchisee. Speculate how common these misconceptions may be for all new franchisees.
3.      Suggest what Fred could have done differently to be better informed and Advise Fred on action he can or should take now knowing his situation.
4.      Use at least two (2) quality academic sources to support your answers. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Assess the historical development of franchising, different types of franchises, and how the franchising concept has been applied.
·         Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of franchising for both the franchisor and franchisee and the different components of the franchise business plan.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in chain management and franchising.
·         Write clearly and concisely about chain management and franchising using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

HTM 550 Week 4 Discussion 1
"Franchisor Management and Policy" Please respond to the following:

·         Consider the role of a franchisee and debate whether or not the franchisee is a manager. Include your assessment of the role(s) of a franchisee and the role(s) of a manager.
·         Assume you were the franchisor; discuss the factors you would consider in determining what characteristics make for a good franchisee of your business. Rank and explain your factors. 
·         Evaluate the role franchisor policies play in the life of a franchise and create one “commandment” you deem to be the most important and discuss why.
HTM 550 Week 4 Discussion 2
"Co-branding, Branding, and Franchising a Collaboration Approach " Please respond to the following:

·         Identify a hospitality franchise industry that is appropriate for co-branding. Establish two reasons a business in this industry is appropriate for co-branding.
·         Expound upon the prevalence of co-branding and speculate on how co-branding will be different 20 years from now. Consider international markets, cross industries, etc.
·         Evaluate co-branding methods to decide which one is the most effective. Explain your decision.

HTM 550 Week 4 Assignment 2 Franchise Business Plan Review
Assignment 2: Franchise Business Plan Review
Due Week 4 and worth 100 points
Visit the Bplans website to review one (1) of the following business plans:
Complete the matrix in which you:
1.      Identify the business plan you selected and state why you selected this business.
2.      Determine five (5) strengths of the business plan.
3.      Determine five (5) weaknesses of the business plan.
4.      Propose three (3) ways to improve the business plan. 
Type of Business and Explanation
Strengths
Weaknesses
Suggested Improvements

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
2.
3.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of franchising for both the franchisor and franchisee and the different components of the franchise business plan.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in chain management and franchising.
·         Write clearly and concisely about chain management and franchising using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.
Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

HTM 550 Week 5 Discussion 1
"Operating Manual" Please respond to the following:

·         Assume you were preparing to purchase a franchise. Select one section of the operating manual and complete it for the franchise. 
·         Anticipate the section of the manual that will need to be updated the most and the least often. Provide a rationale with your answer.

HTM 550 Week 5 Discussion 2
"Promotional Package" Please respond to the following:

·         Discuss the typical components of a franchisor’s promotional package. Evaluate the component you deem to be the most important. Explain your decision.
·         Analyze how the information of interest to a prospective franchisee differs from what the franchisor puts into a promotional package. 
HTM 550 Week 6 Discussion 1
"Financial Statements" Please respond to the following:

·         From the e-Activity, evaluate the financial health of the franchise you chose. Detail the ratios you used to help you arrive at your assessment.  
·         Suggest possible red flags that may tip you off that the financial statements for a franchise you are considering buying may not be legitimate. 
HTM 550 Week 6 Discussion 2
"Financial Planning"  Please respond to the following:

·         Evaluate the significance of a quality cash flow projection. Determine whether the cash flow projection is of more value to the franchisee or the franchisor. Support your answer with evidence or examples.  
·         From the e-Activity, review the projected cash flow for the franchise you selected (use the latest year). Explain the net cash flow figure and make a prediction on what it could be in the next reported year (profit or loss) based on what is happening in the economy and the other external environment. Be sure to include a discussion regarding what factors you considered to make your projection.  

HTM 550 Week 6 Assignment 3 Your Own Franchise Part 1
Assignment 3: Your Own Franchise, Part 1
Due Week 6 and worth 175 points
Imagine you are going to purchase a franchise of your choice.
Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
1.      Decide on the franchise you would like to purchase. Briefly describe the franchise.
2.      Select any two (2) resources, such as Appendix A and other resources you are familiar with or research. Discuss why you selected the ones you did over others and evaluate the information provided and how it helps you make informed decisions regarding the franchise. 
3.      Summarize two (2) pros and two (2) cons of being a franchisee for this particular company.
4.      Establish the three (3) levels of administration (strategic, administrative, and operations) to support the franchise.
5.      Outline a training program you would implement once you became a franchisee.
6.      Use at least two (2) quality academic sources to support your answers. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of franchising for both the franchisor and franchisee and the different components of the franchise business plan.
·         Discuss the functions of franchise management and the principles important to franchising.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in chain management and franchising.
·         Write clearly and concisely about chain management and franchising using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.
Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

HTM 550 Week 7 Discussion 1
"Trademarking" Please respond to the following:

·         Assume you are a business owner and have decided to explore turning your business into a franchise. Create a logo, theme, or phraseology, etc. that you would like trademarked for the company and discuss what steps you would take to protect your trademark.  
·         Create a scenario that details what you can do to avoid legal issues regarding trademark infringement.
HTM 550 Week 7 Discussion 2
"Protected Thoughts" Please respond to the following:

·         Determine the difference between copyrights and intellectual property rights. Determine which one offers the greatest degree of protection for the intangible assets.  
·         Evaluate the impact antitrust laws have on franchising. 



HTM 550 Week 8 Discussion 1
"Franchise Self-Evaluation" Please respond to the following:

·         From the self-evaluation, reveal what you learned about yourself from doing this exercise.
·          In today’s economic climate, determine what a potential franchisee may have to do in order to get financing for a franchise from a traditional financing source.
HTM 550 Week 8 Discussion 2
"Financing the Business" Please respond to the following:

·         Compare two franchise funding entities and evaluate which one is more appealing to you and why. 
·         From the case study, develop a list of methods that you would use as a franchisee of Ben and Jerry’s for your local market. Provide the rationale used to develop the list.

HTM 550 Week 8 Assignment 4The Hair Emporium

Assignment 4: The Hair Emporium
Due Week 8 and worth 150 points
Read the case study titled “The Hair Emporium,” prior to doing the assignment.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
1.      Decide on the types of accounting and financial records that Rolando and Rosa should and should not share with their franchisees. Provide a rationale with your response. 
2.      Expound on the importance of completing balance sheets and operating statements on a monthly and yearly basis.
3.      Predict the consequences that would result if Rolando and Rosa completed balance sheets and operating statements on a quarterly basis instead of a monthly basis.
4.      Determine whether Rolando and Rosa should recommend, insist upon, or be indifferent to the types of accounting procedures all franchisees should follow.
5.      Reach conclusions about the financial health of the Hair Emporium by assessing the accounting and financial records provided in the case study, including the ratios you used and why you selected them.
6.      Use at least two (2) quality academic sources to support your answers. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Analyze accounting and financial statements in regard to the franchise industry.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in chain management and franchising.
·         Write clearly and concisely about chain management and franchising using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.


HTM 550 Week 9 Discussion 1
"Topic of Discussion" Please respond to the following:

·         Pick a hospitality company and develop a brief marketing strategy for one of the company’s products and / or services. This strategy would include a brief marketing analysis, marketing plan, marketing mix, and controls.
·         Discuss your rationale for each section of the marketing strategy you developed.

HTM 550 Week 9 Discussion 2
"The Franchising Relationship" Please respond to the following:

·         Critique the various stages of the franchising relationship and discuss the one that places the most hardship on a franchisee. Explain your answer. 
·         Review the C.A.R.E. model and create one or two more component(s) for this model. Discuss the component(s) you added in regard to the significance and expected impact.

HTM 550 Week 10 Discussion 1
"The International Marketplace" Please respond to the following:

·         Create a checklist of factors you deem important to consider before starting a franchise in a market outside of the U.S. Discuss the factors you have established. 
·         Consider the impediments to operating a franchise abroad and create a tool or a model that can be used by you and others to navigate through the impediments. Briefly identify each component.
HTM 550 Week 10 Discussion 2
"Home Instead Senior Care" Please respond to the following:

·         From the case study, determine how much money Lori needs to start the franchise. Explain how you arrived at your answer.
·         Apply the tool or model you developed in the first discussion to help Lori learn more about the market in Singapore. If your tool or model cannot be applied, discuss how you could change the tool or model so it could be useful to Lori.

HTM 550 Week 10 Assignment 5 Your Own Franchise Part 2

Assignment 5: Your Own Franchise, Part 2
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
Use the same franchise you chose for Assignment 3 to complete this assignment.
Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:
1.      Evaluate your legal rights as a franchisee to determine if they favor the franchisor or the franchisee, or both equally.
2.      Critique the financial obligations of franchisees for this specific franchise.
3.      Assess the market segments for this franchise, discussing why you believe these segments will work. 
4.      List the factors involved in determining a site for your franchise.
5.      Identify the possible challenges you will face in your relationship with the franchisor (as the franchisee) and how those challenges will be addressed. Provide the rationale for the issues you presented.
6.      Evaluate the phase of the franchise to conclude what the next logical phase will be. Support your response. 
7.      Use at least three (3) quality academic sources to support your answers.  Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
·         Analyze the importance of trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and the legal documents associated with franchise businesses.
·         Assess the concepts, development, and importance of marketing a franchise business.
·         Describe the importance of the franchisor-franchisee relationship.
·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in chain management and franchising.
·         Write clearly and concisely about chain management and franchising using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills. Click here to access the rubric for this assignment.

HTM 550 Week 11 Discussion 1
"Topic of Discussion" Please respond to the following:

·         From the various tools or resources you created in this class, identify the one that you believe provides the greatest usability. 
·         Expound upon your thoughts regarding the tools you created in this course.

HTM 550 Week 11 Discussion 2
"Topic of Discussion" Please respond to the following:

·         Discuss how your understanding of franchising changed from completing this course.
·         Discuss the most valuable experience you had in this course. 

HTM 550 HTM550 Complete Course
Click below link for Answer  or   visitwww.workbank247.com


 
© Copyright 2015 Work Bank Theme by Workbank