There are many types of business suited for doing business online. Those types of businesses give customers the convenience of instantly purchasing what they are looking for without having to head out to a store. Another good thing about online businesses is that they require much less risk than investing dollars in a brick-and-mortar store or office. With some basic website and communication skills along with a little maintenance know-how, almost anyone can launch a business online and get it up and running in only days.
Online Business Idea
For this project you are going to write a five (5) page proposal for a new online business.
Describe the online business
Discuss the problem your business is trying to solve
Identify your target market and the customer profile
Compare your idea to the competitors
Examine what makes your internet solution different than your competitor
Explain to your potential investors the effectiveness of this online idea.
Use the following template to complete the Individual Project (IP): Unit 2 IP template.
Submit your Five (5) page proposal in APA format with at least 3 references. Please note that title page and reference page do not count as part of the five (5) page total.
Here is a guide to help you jumpstart the project
1 Title page (remember the running heading should be abbreviated and all caps) – This proposal does not require an abstract.
3 paragraphs describing the online business
2 paragraphs discussing the problem your business is trying to solve
3 paragraphs identifying your target market and the customer profile
2 paragraphs comparing your idea to the competitors
2 paragraphs examining what makes your online solution different than your competitor
2 paragraphs concluding your presentation convincing your investors the effectiveness of this online idea.
Submitting your assignment in APA format means, at a minimum, you will need the following:
Title page: Remember the running head. The title should be in all capitals.
Length: 5 pages minimum
Body: This begins on the page following the title page and abstract page and must be double-spaced (be careful not to triple- or quadruple-space between paragraphs). The typeface should be 12-pt. Times Roman or 12-pt. Courier in regular black type. Do not use color, bold type, or italics, except as required for APA-level headings and references. The deliverable length of the body of your paper for this assignment is 5 pages. In-body academic citations to support your decisions and analysis are required. A variety of academic sources is encouraged.
Reference page: References that align with your in-body academic sources are listed on the final page of your paper. The references must be in APA format using appropriate spacing, hanging indent, italics, and uppercase and lowercase usage as appropriate for the type of resource used. Remember, the Reference page is not a bibliography but a further listing of the abbreviated in-body citations used in the paper. Every referenced item must have a corresponding in-body citation.
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Deliverable requirements addressed; understanding of material and writer’s message and intent are clear.
Scholarly research that supports the writer’s position is properly acknowledged and cited, and direct quotations may not exceed 10% of the word count of the body of the assignment deliverable (excluding title page, abstract, table of contents, tables, exhibits, appendices, and reference pages). Inclusion of plagiarized content will not be tolerated and may result in adverse academic consequences.
Critical thinking: Position is well justified, there is logical flow, and examples are provided where appropriate.
Structure: Includes an introduction and conclusion and proper paragraph format and reads as a polished academic paper or professional presentation, as appropriate for the required assignment deliverable.
Mechanical: No spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
APA: Deliverable is cited properly according to the APA Publication Manual.