Assess which strategic leadership skills are needed to grow your entrepreneurial venture. How will you evaluate the leaders in your venture to determine if they have the strategic leadership skills

Week 5 – Final Paper

Final Paper

Assume that you are an entrepreneur who has created a successful new venture. The venture is posed to expand domestically and internationally. In an eight- to ten-page paper, excluding title and reference pages, address the following:

  • Assess which strategic leadership skills are needed to      grow your entrepreneurial venture. How will you evaluate the leaders in      your venture to determine if they have the strategic leadership skills      needed?
  • In planning to take the entrepreneurial venture to      another country, describe the challenges and problems the venture may      face. What guidelines will you provide for managers to deal with the      challenges and problems?
  • Describe the current level of entrepreneurial      activities in the United States and evaluate the overall entrepreneurial      atmosphere in the country. Your evaluation should include strategic moves      that will be made to expand the venture domestically and internationally.
  • Consider the following expansion models: internal      venturing, acquisitions, mergers, etc. Explain which one would you      recommend as the best strategic plan for expansion and why.
  • Be sure to use at least five sources, including the      textbook. Three of the sources must be from the Ashford University      Library.

The Final Paper

  • Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in length (not      including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style      as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center.
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct      thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical      thought.
  • Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a      concluding paragraph.
  • Must use at least five resources in addition to the      text, including three from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must apply APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing      Center to document all sources.

Must include, on the final page, a Reference Page that is completed according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.