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  1. In Wk 2, you completed a SWOT analysis on a successful company that demonstrated a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace. Now, you will shift your focus to look at a company that is failing or experiencing challenges in the area of financial performance.


    Select and research a company that is having financial difficulties or is on the brink of bankruptcy.

    Review Where Can I Find a Company's Annual Report and Its SEC Filings?” from Investopedia.


    You can also access specific information about a variety of businesses in the University Library by searching the following databases:
    • University Library > Databases > B > Business Source Complete
    • University Library > Databases > E > EDGAR
    • University Library > Databases > P > Plunkett Research Online
    • Conduct a strategic analysis of the company’s current financial operations. Determine strategies for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace and increasing financial performance.


      Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word analysis. When writing your analysis, complete the following:
    • Evaluate the company’s current financial plan, including charts and/or graphs showing financial data from the struggling company, and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Determine strategies for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace and increasing financial performance.
    • Create a plan to implement the strategies you selected.
    • Include APA-formatted, in-text citations, and a reference page with at least 3 sources.


      Rubric: Also - Published in the Announcements!!!
      Week#5 – Rubric Implementation Plans
      COMPANY in DIRE Straits -
      Criteria Individual Assessment -
      1. Evaluation of the company’s current financial plan and recommendations for improvement - 30% of total grade = 30 points
      2. Strategies for achieving sustainable competitive advantage -30% of total grade = 30 points
      3. Plan to implement the selected strategies - 30% of total grade = 30 points
      4. Mechanics & grammar - 5% of total grade = 5 points (Syntax)
      5. Information literacy - 5% of total grade (References) = 5 points (reference sources)
      TOTAL POINTS = 100 points TOTAL POINTS   /100 points

       
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