Business Forms and Governance

Resources: Legal Environment of Business: Online Commerce, Business Ethics, and Global Issues: Ch. 14, 15, 16 and 17; Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings; Legal Source database located in the Week 2 Electronic Reserve Readings

Scenario: You are sole proprietor presenting to a group of investors where you are seeking 20 million dollars to raise capital for your manufacturing company.

Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation that includes speakers’ notes for your potential investors that covers both parts of the assignment below:

Part I:

Choose the one form of organization that is best suited for your manufacturing company and explain why that form is the best suited business form to use:

  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (including single member LLC)
  • S Corporation
  • Franchise
  • Corporation

Outline for the investors which form of organization (from the list of six under the first bullet) would be the least suited and explain why it is the least suited form of business organization to use.

Part II:

Address the following for the investors regarding the corporate form of organization only(from the list of six under the first bullet):

  • Summarize for investors what legal liabilities could arise for the Officers and for the Directors of that board?
  • Explain how you could minimize those liabilities for the Directors and officers.

Cite a minimum of three scholarly references. One scholarly reference must be from the University Library. Be sure to include in-text citations in your speakers’ notes and and include a references slide.

Format your paper consistent with APA Guidelines.

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