Sole Proprietorship and Partnership

Directions: Be sure to save an electronic copy of your answer before submitting it to Ashworth College for grading. Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double-spaced pages; refer to the “Assignment Format” page located on the Course Home page for specific format requirements. Part A: Jeremy has worked for a large lawn care company for several years. This lawn care company is located in a sunny climate, providing a stable demand year-round. After receiving an Associate’s degree in Business, Jeremy decides that he would like to start his own lawn care service. He is considering if it would be best to start a sole proprietorship or a partnership. Jeremy is considering asking either his father or a co-worker at the current company he works for to be a partner in his new lawn care company. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a sole proprietorship and partnership in this scenario. Which form of organizational structure do you personally think is best for Jeremy? Justify your opinion with supporting facts. Part B: Analyze the resources that the lawn care business owner Jeremy will need to start the business. Additionally, what factors might lead to failure with this specific type of business?

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