Licensed to: iChapters U serEXERCISE 7"When in Bogota

Please read the attached article and answer the following questions: ,,1.What differences does Jim notice between life in the United States and life in Colombia? ,,2.What differences does Jim notice between doing business in the United States and doing business in Colombia? How might these factors differ in other countries? ,,3.What advice would you give Jim for closing his deals? Why? ,,

a. Prepare a table of entities and activities. b. Draw a

a. Prepare a table of entities and activities. ,b. Draw a context diagram. ,c. Draw a physical data flow diagram (DFD)., d. Prepare an annotated table of entities and activites. Indicate on this table the groupings, bubble numbers, and bubble titles to be used in preparing a level 0 logical DFD.,e. Draw a level 0 logical DFD.,For:,Fred’s Electrical, Inc. sells electrical parts to electrical contractors in the northwestern United States. Fred’s customers mail their payments–attached to the stub (i.e., remittance advice [RA]) from their monthly statement–to Fred’s accounts receivable (AR) office. An AR clerk confirms that the check amount agrees with the amount on the RA and sends the checks to the cashier. The AR clerk prepares batch totals of the customer numbers, invoice numbers, and amount paid. The AR clerk then enters the batch totals and RAs into the customer, where the AR master data is updated to record the payment. The computer reconciles the batch totals, confirms job completion, and reports discrepancies, if any, to the AR clerk.

In no less than 200 words, provide an answer to the following.

In no less than 200 words, provide an answer to the following. Alberta Alpha makes out a promissory note payable to Bob Bravura. Bob endorses the note “without recourse, Bob Bravura,” and transfers it for value to Cathy Charles. Cathy, in need of cash, negotiates the note to Dan Delta by endorsing it “pay to Dan Delta, Cathy Charles.” On the due date, Dan presents the note to Alberta, only to find out that Alberta has filed for bankruptcy and that she will have all of her debts (including the note) discharged. Can Dan hold Alberta, Bob and/or Cathy liable on the note? Explain your answer by using and comparing principals from the UCC, ULB and BEA. Make a substantive response to at least two of your classmates’ postings.

Information: Marketing and Store Characteristics When you

Information: Marketing and Store Characteristics, When you examine the company’s store locations and distribution network, you find that that there are 16 stores in Massachusetts, 12 in Connecticut, 10 in Maine, 10 in Vermont, 10 in New York (four of those in Western New York), eight in Pennsylvania (six of those in Western Pennsylvania), four in New Hampshire, four in Rhode Island, three in West Virginia, two in western Maryland, and one in New Brunswick, Canada. , Your marketing people have described their strategy as a push strategy with heavy advertising to create customer demand. Seventy-five percent of your sales occur during the summer vacation months (June through August) and the Christmas holiday season (late November and December). Advertising consists of 50% local television spots and 25% sponsorship of local events, such as concerts, which attract a significant number of tourists. The remaining 25% of marketing cost relates to discount coupons placed in motels, restaurants, and other locations such as nearby ski resorts. Due to deteriorating financial conditions, normal store maintenance has been significantly reduced. The company has recently developed an on-line store which accounts for 0.05% of sales. ,Each store currently operates from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Stores are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas day, and New Year’s Day. Store managers receive salaries of $35,000 including benefits. Your eight home office employees average $70,000 per year including benefits. Your salary is $150,000 per year including benefits. The previous president made $200,000. Annual salaries are for a base of 2,000 hours worked. The warehouses operate less than five days per week. Each store is staffed at 6,500 hours per year including store managers’ base work-load. No overtime is paid to salaried employees. Part-time workers are heavily relied upon, most making the minimum wage.,,,Question: ,,Prepare an additional operating analysis which outlines the planned employee load schedule for a store. Provide this in table form and clearly explain your calculations. For example, you might state that all Saturdays throughout the year should be staffed by two employees. Your analysis should reflect the number of hours available per store. How might sale forecasts be important for making these logistical and operating decisions? What might be some financial implications for the company?,