MGT 315 Colorado State Univer


For this assignment you were to design a contract for a family owned business regarding employee’s tuition assistance. You must have the following in your paper/contract:

1.Distinguish the type of contract (e.g., bilateral, unilateral) and include the four (4) elements of contract formation.

2.Develop the factors of time, tasks, goals, potential clauses, assignments, and restrictions into the contract.

3.Use and define legal concepts by incorporating the legal terminology from your textbook where appropriate and relevant.

4.Identify any ethical issues that exist in this alleged contract and result.

5.Use academic or legitimate news sources, such as The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

6. I didn’t see an adequate discussion on elements of contract formation.

7. Develop the factors of time, tasks, goals, potential clauses, assignments, and restrictions into the contract. You have completed this. 

8. Here you needed to identify any ethical issues that exist in this alleged contract and result. –I didn’t see a discussion of this.

9. Make sure your comments have depth and examples and demonstrate what you learned from the content.Please review the comments and use them for improvement on you final portfolio project.One of the elements on your final portfolio will be to create a contract. So remember what is needed for the elements of a contract.

Textbook for the course:

Miller, R. L. (2017). Business law today: The essentials: Text and summarized cases (11th ed.). Cengage Learning.

ISBN: 9781305574793

Option #1: Domestic Business Plan

As an entrepreneur, you want to start a business. You know that the first step is to consider drafting a business plan to organize all of your ideas. For this assignment, you will be submitting a business plan for your imaginary business. For research purposes, you can choose any state for the location of your business. Your business plan should include the following:

  • Introduction of the proposed business/executive summary
    • The executive summary is often considered the most important section of a business plan. This section briefly tells your reader where your company is, where you want to take it, and why your business idea will be successful. If you are seeking financing, the executive summary is also your first opportunity to attract a potential investor’s interest.
    • The executive summary should highlight the strengths of your overall plan and therefore be the last section you write. However, it appears first in your business plan.
  • Identify and describe the type of business entity that is best for your business.
    • Examples may include: partnership, limited liability company, or corporation, for example. (For purposes of this assignment, you should NOT choose a sole proprietorship for your business entity.)
    • Defend your choice of business entity (this may include advantages/disadvantages of the selected type of business entity based on your business concept).
  • Describe the specific legal steps needed to be followed to successfully start the business.
  • Recommend and describe an appropriate written agreement for the particular type of entity chosen.
    • Examples: Articles of incorporation, articles of organization or partnership agreement.
  • A draft of a valid contract with a vendor, supplier, or customer, for example, that illustrates all elements of a contract and takes into consideration some of the topics discussed in Modules 6 and 7
    • As a reminder, you are to draft your contract. Do not use templates found on the internet or elsewhere. The use of these templates will dramatically impact your similarity index score and more importantly, it does not fulfill the requirements of the assignments nor demonstrate your knowledge of the material.
  • Explain potential ethical considerations for your business, including any social responsibility plans or attitudes that your business will embrace.
  • Describe a possible disagreement that could be encountered among the partners or investors and shareholders. Recommend potential resolutions (referring back to the formal documents, such as the articles of incorporation or the partnership agreement).
    • Examples could include the introduction of a new product line, borrowing money for expansion, or an advertising campaign.
  • Determine how the business would be terminated if the disagreement between the board of directors, shareholders, or partners could not be resolved.