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Business Organizations

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michelle ashmore

on 7 October 2016

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Transcript of Business Organizations

Business Organizations
How individual businesses are arranged within a certain
market structure

Sole Proprietorship
owned and run by
one person
owned and run by
2 or more people
General partnership: when all partners are involved in day to day operations

Limited partnership: when one partner is in charge of day to day operations
owned by shareholders
(people who own a piece of stock)


run by a hired employee (CEO)
sometimes these business organizations decide to join together to make 1 bigger business.... this is called a MERGER
Vertical Merger
2 businesses involved in making different steps of a product join together

Horizontal Merger
2 businesses making the same thing join together
Can you think of a place you shop for each type of business organization?

Sole proprietorship
75% of all businesses are
sole proprietorships

90% of what you buy is
from a corporation
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limited (when owner quits,
business ends)
low start up costs
(total responsibility)

ability to make decisions:
limited govt regulation
income tax once
complete control
owner keeps profits

as long as partners continue
easy to start up
(partners totally responsible)
shared b/w partners

decision making:
less government regulation
income tax once
shared with partner(s)
could cause conflict

(CEO quits, hire new)
specialized workers
hard to start
limited (owners may
only lose money)

Decision making:
most government
double taxation
additional costs
owners have limited say in decisions
can sell ownership/shares of stock
1. If a general partnership fails, who is responsible for the debts?
a. anyone who works for the partnership
b. all of the partners
c. only the most senior general partner
d. no one

2. Which of the following is an advantage of a sole proprietorship?
a. No one is responsible if it fails.
b. It is the least-regulated form of business organization.
c. It is an easy way to make a lot of money.
d. It is easy to get financing to start one.

3. What is the major difference between a corporation and a partnership?
a. A corporation is always larger than other kinds of businesses.
b. A corporation is responsible for its debts if it fails.
c. A corporation has a separate entity apart from that of the owners and workers.
d. A partnership is the coolest form of business organization.
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