Paper: Business Formation
Shania Jackson is a mature Christian thinking of opening a Christian coffeehouse near Detroit, Michigan. Her husband, Marvin, is open to making a contribution of capital to the business, but he has no interest in participating in its day-to-day operations or management.
Shania’s sister, Kelsey, is a new Christian who has told Shania that she’s been looking for an excuse to get out of the house and would love to be a part of the business. Kelsey’s husband, a non-Christian, opposes his wife’s involvement and has told her that he wants her to remain a stay-at-home mom to their 2 children.
Shania’s neighbor, Carlos, is a non-Christian who has also expressed an interest in participating in the business as a way to earn extra income. Carlos thinks the “Christian thing” has potential with all the big churches in the area, including a Mormon temple and a large Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Shania has considered organizing her business as a sole proprietorship, a partnership of some sort, a small corporation, or an LLC.
Advise Shania on the following decisions:
1. Which of the business entities under consideration best accomplishes her business goals?Thoroughly explain the reasons for your recommendations.
2. Which of the interested persons she should include in her business, in what role(s), and why? Your analysis must include Biblical perspectives, such as Biblical considerations of marriage, and business relationships with non-believers. Thoroughly explain the reasons for your recommendations.
Support your analysis with at least 3 scholarly sources other than the course materials, cited in-text and in a reference list. You must also integrate Biblical worldview analysis.
This paper must contain at least 800 words and follow current APA format but does not require an abstract. The title page, abstract (if you include one), and reference list do not count towards the length requirement. Submit your paper as a Word document.
Submit your paper by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of Module/Week 7.