BUS 433 week 3 DQ 1


Week 3 – Discussion 1


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.


Strategies   for Entrepreneurs

Please watch the Forbes video entitled Top Five Startup Tips from Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely (2010). Sara Blakely is the youngest self-made female billionaire. She is creator of the ubiquitous women’s shape ware brand, “Spanx.” In this video she shares useful tips for new business owners who are strategizing how to successfully grow their business. Based on the content presented in the video, please answer the following: Sara outlines five tips for entrepreneurs. Please list      these five tips. Sara weighs in on the importance of “visualizing where      you are headed” as well as “embracing what you don’t know.” Please      discuss:  What she means by these concepts, and  Whether these ideas are inherently conflicting. In       other words, please discuss whether it is realistic for an entrepreneur       to both understand where his or her business is trying to go, yet       simultaneously learn and respond to new “things you don’t know” along the       way? Is she arguing one must be both steadfast and adaptable? 

Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts.

Carefully review the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate this Discussion Thread.