By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:
Competency 1: Compare and contrast different types of entrepreneurial ventures.
Analyze the strategies used by entrepreneurs to attain success.
Analyze types of organizational ventures.
Compare and contrast qualities, characteristics, behaviors, and leadership styles of successful entrepreneurs.
Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.
Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.
Write a 4–5 page research paper comparing and contrasting the entrepreneurial features of two well known, successful individuals who fit your definition of an entrepreneur. Your paper should follow a logical structure and be evidence based. Use the MEAL Plan structure (see Resources) to help guide the organization of your paper.
Main ideas: Present the main points or ideas that you are making in this paper.
Evidence: Give us a reason to believe you. Support your reasons with evidence. Acknowledge other view points and respond to them (Booth, Colombo, & Williams, 2009).
Analysis: Identify the component parts of the articles cited. Identify patterns or themes in the articles reviewed. Use data and information from others to support your main points and ideas.
Link: Synthesize what you have learned. Integrate and combine ideas from your source articles into a new whole containing your own ideas.
Conduct independent research for resources and references to support your paper. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in APA format. You may use your course materials as supporting resources.
Booth, W. C., Colombo, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2009). Craft of research (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Assignment Formatting Guidelines
Format your paper as follows:
References: Support your paper with at least 3 academic resources from the Capella library. You must use proper SPA (6th edition) style to list your references. Refer to the Capella Online Writing Center’s SPA Style and Formatting module for more information.
Length of paper: The body of the paper must be 4-5 full pages, not including the references list, appendices, or the title page.
Written communication: Develop accurate written communication and thoughts that convey the overall goals of the project and do not detract from the overall message. Your paper should demonstrate graduate-level writing skills and should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
Formatting: Use SPA (6th edition) formatting, including correct in-text citations, proper punctuation, double-spacing throughout, proper headings and subheadings, no skipped lines before headings and subheadings, proper paragraph and block indentation, no boding, one-inch margins all around, and no bullets. Refer to the SPA Style and Formatting module for more information.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Conduct independent research for resources and references to support your paper. Provide a reference list and in-text citations for all of your resources, in SPA format. You may use your course materials as supporting resources. Use the link to the Supplemental Resources to view additional readings recommended for this activity.