The Paralegal job title is also known as a legal assistant or as legal aides. These terms are interchangeable and entail the same job description and job title. Paralegals can be employed in many different areas in the legal community. They can be independent paralegals, which mean they work for and are supervised by a lawyer. Freelance, or Contract, Paralegals are independent contractors who are also supervised by whatever lawyer they work for at the time.
Costco is providing items in bulk and at low prices; consumers gravitate toward discounting hoping to get the most out of their money. Sam’s is decreasing product costs by buying from low cost labor countries like China and Mexico. BJ’s is focusing on retail shoppers offering more grocery items and smaller quantities of packaged goods. Does one rival have a better strategy than the others? I think Costco has the best strategy due to the cost efficient distribution through the use of the cross dock distribution.
The Job Description of a Paralegal Abstract Paralegals assist lawyers in almost all aspects of their work. They research legal precedent, investigating facts, and preparing legal documents. They also research to support legal proceedings to prepare a defense, or to initiate legal actions. There are many types of paralegals and specializing in a specific field will help you secure higher pay. Like most professions the job description of a paralegal can go from general to broad.
Despite scouting for smaller opportunities, a first round of $250 million funding may not be sufficient for Brazos to invest in any more than a few firms which gives them limited scope for diversification. This places greater pressure on a first time fund and in particular, Brazos’ motivation to add value by simply promoting organic growth in cash flow and operational efficiency in the hope of enhancing industry scale. Additionally, the existence of dependable cash flow and management make it easier to acquire debt financing and increase leverage which suits a first time fund. Furthermore, Brazos’ previous relationships and experience in the market allowed it to mitigate aspects of first fund bias which inhibit the entry of many prospective VC firms into the industry. Brazos’ GTT method is one of its points of differentiation which appear limited in its application to a variety of firms outside the ‘family-owned business’ model.
Krystofir Weaver SB 330 Week 6 - Chapter Discussions What are the relationships between R&D spending, patents and economic performance? In the fast changing, and competitive business environment that firms of today operate in, it’s important for firms to be coming up with new products and better value and to stay ahead of the competition. Also, the product life cycles are short and consumer preferences change all the time, which means it’s necessary to have new products with a healthy pipeline that would be launched as recently launched products get close to the end of their life. In such a scenario, it’s crucial that a firm has the required setup and organizational environment where new product development is given its due importance, there are sufficient resources allocated to research and development to enable the same. Studies in this area across different sectors show a positive relationship between spending on R&D and the sales of the company and also have a significant positive effect on value additions and the number of new product announcements made (Bessant, J. R., and Joseph Tidd, 2011).
EVC analysis (Appendix A) shows that the new pad’s EVC is ~$4,500 and CMI must now decide on how to price the new product as to distribute the value between themselves and the customers. Chosen Alternative - A few alternatives for pricing the pads have been considered including high and low customer inducement and cost plus. The chosen alternative was the low customer inducement keeping most of the value at CMI which should generate more profit. Implementation Plan - The market plan created for the product’s penetration places an emphasis on targeting long lasting customer relations such as large construction companies and positioning the product as a high end technologically superior product. Contingency Plan - We try to map two scenarios that might cause us to re-evaluate our marketing plan such as unanticipated reaction from the customers or the competition.
Bargaining power of suppliers- This is a very important aspect of the business, customers want quality products at the best price possible. It is imperative that the manager or person in charge of inventory is knowledgeable in his/her field and has good communication with suppliers to insure better prices. 3. Threat of entry of new competitors- The threat of new competitors is medium. The cost to open new business is high and not everyone can afford it but it is also important to take into account that this is a commercial area near a college campus; therefore it attracts more business than other areas.
The return on assets and return on equity ratios are also better for Hershey’s because the company is making more money on less investment then Nestlé. External Analysis The first of Porter’s five forces is the threat of new entrants. “Identifying new entrants [to an industry] is important because they can threaten the market share of existing competitors” (Strategic Management). Fortunately for The Hershey Company,
Combining a demographic base units with a geographical one reduce our target market and allows us to put our emphasis in very specific segments. This has the advantage to allow us to put in the market a product that to have answers to consumer needs and wants. Choosing the aged people as one our focus target will enable us to reach a group with a strong economic power and help them gain independency and be more autonomous. This group is growing each year and could give to our product a brighter future. The U.S. economy is in a growth path and the many people are overwhelmed by their work, choosing this group of people allows us to benefit of their buying power and also to give the opportunity to spend their precious time with their love ones.
With today’s economy everyone is looking for a good deal. This strategy would allow promotional deals and bring in more revenue. Vitez (2014), “Many businesses develop pricing strategies to maintain a competitive advantage. These include penetration, economy, skimming, bundle and promotional strategies. Penetration pricing uses low initial prices to gain market share and slowly increases the price to its normal level.