Woodhaven Service is a small, independent gas station located in the Woodhaven section of Queens. The station has three gasoline pumps and two service bays. The repair facility specializes in automotive maintenance (oil changes, tune-ups, etc.) and minor repairs (mufflers, shock absorbers, etc.). Woodhaven generally refers customers who require major work, such as transmission rebuilds and electronics, to shops that are better equipped to handle such repairs. Major repairs are done in-house only when both the customer and mechanic agree that this is the best course of action.

During the 20 years that he has owned Woodhaven Service, Harold Mateen’s competence and fairness have built a loyal customer base of neighborhood residents. In fact, demand for his services has been more than he can reasonably meet, yet the repair end of his business is not especially profitable. Most of his competitors earn the lion’s share of their profits through repairs, but Harold is making almost all of his money by selling gasoline. If he could make more money on repairs, Woodhaven would be the most successful service station in the area. Harold believes that Woodhaven’s weakness in repair profitability is due to the inefficiency of his mechanics, who are paid the industry average of $500 per week. While Harold does not think he overpays them, he feels he is not getting his money’s worth.

Harold’s son, Andrew, is a student at the university, where he has learned the Socratic dictum, “To know the Good is to do the Good.” Andrew provided his father with a classic text on employee morality, Dr. Weisbrotten’s Work Hard and Follow the Righteous Way. Every morning for two months, Harold, Andrew, and the mechanics devoted one hour to studying this text. Despite many lively and fascinating discussions on the rights and responsibilities of the employee, productivity did not improve one bit. Harold figured he would just have to go out and hire harder-working mechanics.

The failure of the Weisbrotten method did not surprise Lisa, Harold’s daughter. She knew that Andrew’s methods were bunk. As anyone serious about business knows, the true science of productivity and management of human resources resides in Professor von Drekken’s masterful Modifying Organizational Behavior through Employee Commitment. Yes, employee commitment was the answer to everything! Harold followed the scientific methods to the letter. Yet, despite giving out gold stars, blowing up balloons, and wearing a smiley face button, he found Lisa’s approach no more successful than Andrew’s.

Management and Organization Vision Statement

  1. repare a Management and Organization Vision Statement. You must cite at least five separate sources from the online course material or other resources based on your research. The citation should be a paraphrase of the source.  This will likely take you at least 500 words to write an adequate description that at a minimum answers the following learning objectives. You may add additional information that you consider relevant.
    • Plan an entrepreneurial management team.
    • Define the roles of the management team.
    • Define an organizational culture.
    • Determine your leadership style.
    • Develop growth and exit strategy.
  2. APA format and Word .doc/.docx required

lease accounting standard

Since the textbook has been published, FASB has issued new accounting standard guidance for operating leases. Read the two required reading articles in this module about leases listed below:

Shannon, C. (2016). How will the new lease accounting standard impact loan covenants? (Links to an external site.) Equipment Leasing & Financing, Washington D.C., 32(4), 40-41.

Sliwoski, L. (2017). Understanding the new lease accounting guidance (Links to an external site.). Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 28(40), 48-52.

Post about the changes in the treatment in operating lease accounting and how these new standards will impact debt covenants. What is the impact to off-balance sheet reporting? Be sure to include your opinion on how this new standard impacts the reliability and transparency of financial statements.

financial ratios

Assume that you are a CEO of a medium-sized company that needs a significant influx of cash for several expansion projects. As the CEO, you must determine whether your company should remain private or go public. Some companies postpone going public due to the unpredictability of economic and market conditions. Consider the ramifications of both alternatives. Construct an argument for and against going public. Before providing your response, review the guidelines and regulations associated with going public by visiting Small Business and the SEC located at http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/qasbsec.htm.

Use the Internet to research SOX law, located at http://www.sarbanes-oxley-101.com/sarbanes-oxley-compliance.htm.

Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:

  1. Outline three (3) ways in which your medium-sized private company may benefit from going public, providing a rationale for each.
  2. Create an argument that the same goals may be achieved if the company remains a privately held entity. Provide support for your argument.
  3. When a company decides to go public, it can typically obtain capital by issuing stocks or bonds. Suggest four (4) leading financial ratios that will be evaluated and how each will impact the company’s decision to obtain expansion funds. Determine whether the results of the ratios would alter the decision to go public.
  4. By researching the results of SOX compliance surveys, assess the financial impact that SOX might have on your company if it decides to go public. Considering the impact of SOX compliance, take a position as to whether your company can overcome the challenges posed by SOX compliance if the decision is to go public. Based on your research, support your decision by identifying the potential advantages and disadvantages that SOX may have on your company. Provide specific examples.
  5. Make a recommendation as the CEO regarding the alternative (i.e., going public or staying private) that will best support the company’s expansion goals. Support your position.
  6. Use at least four (4) quality academic resources in this assignment. 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.

Financial Ratios Analysis And Comparison Paper

Prior to completing this assignment, review Chapter 10 and 12 in your course text.

You are a mid-level manager in a health care organization and you have been asked to prepare a report, with appropriate exhibits, for the senior financial officer.

  • Discuss the roles played by financial ratios in general and analyze the commonly used financial ratios by categories.
  • Additionally, select a local hospital and compare its financial ratios for the most recent three years against the national norms for this type of institution. Include analytical comments and how the organization compares to the national norms as well as any suggestions as to how results could be improved.

Your paper must include an introduction, thesis, and conclusion. Your paper must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.  Utilize three scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources (excluding the course text) that were published within the last five years. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and provide complete references for each source used on the reference page.

Reflective Journals


  1. Due DateMonday, January 27, 20209:00 AMPoints Possible90
  2. Directions for Reflective Journals
    • There are 3 Reflective Journal Assignments (Weeks 3, 7, and 9).
    • The journals are to reflect your experiences and opinions, so there are no right or wrong answers.
    • Read the issues for the previous weeks before writing your journal.
    • Reflective Journal 1: My Views on Mass Media
      Due Week 3 and worth 90 points
      Write a 3/4 to 1-page journal entry (approximately 250 words) in which you:
    1. Describe one or two (1-2) experiences with mass media (movies or television) that affected you positively or negatively, explaining when, how, and why.
    2. Complete the page/word amount requirement.
    3. Write with clarity, following mechanics and formatting requirements.
    4. 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. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
    • Include a source page and cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the source page are not included in the required assignment page length.
    • The specific course learning outcome(s) associated with this assignment are:
    • Apply critical thinking skills to the analysis of issues involving mass media and society.
    • Analyze ways in which different types of media content reflect and/or influence society’s attitudes and behaviors.
    • Write clearly and concisely about media and society using proper writing mechanics.