You will write an extensive research paper on an entrepreneurship failure. As you may be aware, 80% of all small businesses fail within the first five years (50% in the first year). Your research paper must answer the following question: Why does this failure happen, and how can it be avoided? You will need to research a small business or use your entrepreneur that you interviewed to learn about failure. The paper will have three sections.
- Papers must be 6 – 8 pages in length. (There would be roughly one page per area included in the report.)
- You must follow APA formatting guidelines. Appropriate citations are required.
- Include a table of contents.
- Even though this is not a scientific-type writing assignment and is mostly creative in nature, references are still very important. You must have at least 4 scholarly references. (For more information, please view research information below.)
- All DeVry University policies are in effect including the plagiarism policy.
- Papers are due Week 7.
- Any questions about this paper may be discussed in the weekly Q & A discussion topic.
- This paper is worth 200 total points and will be graded on quality of research topic, quality of paper information, use of citations, grammar, and sentence structure.