Discussion – Week 1COLLAPSE
Small Business Ethics
Small business owners firmly believe in their business, and are closely vested in the success of their venture. Instead of working for someone else, they work for themselves. As a result, they not only own the business, they “own” the benefits, challenges, and ethical obligations of operating a small business.
To prepare for this Discussion, read Case 2, “G & R Garden Center: Lawn Care Services Division” in your Entrepreneurial Small Business textbook, and consider the ethical issues involved. Do you believe that the Ash family should continue or discontinue the Big Rick, The Lawn & Garden Doctor division of their company? What are the risks and benefits of each option? Are there any other ethical and moral responsibilities that the company has to its consumers outside of those required by the law and, if so what are they?
Post your response by Day 3.
Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.
Respond by Day 5 to two or more of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways:
- Ask a probing question.
- Share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting.
- Offer and support an opinion.
- Make a suggestion.
- Expand on your colleague’s posting.
Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and the insights you gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.
Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources and any additional sources.
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