I let my tutor know that I will do the business units at the end of the modules.
I see you have questions about writing an Executive Summary for your first business assignment. I have included two links to helpful websites that provide tips and examples for writing an Executive Summary. You can adapt the examples to fit your specific business needs. Since these units are optional and early in the course, we understand that you may not have all the information at the moment. This assignment is more of a well thought out first draft intended to get you thinking towards the future Provide as much information as you can but understand that you will likely want to edit it or add information later for your final copy for your own business purposes!
Also, the business units will need to be submitted with the rest of the assignments from the corresponding unit. Since our tutors are professionals working in the industry, we accommodate their schedules by having them mark assignments in blocks!
http://articles.bplans.com/writing-a-bu ... ummary/207
http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/busine ... ummary.htm
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I appreciate your explanation Krysta. It's not how to write one that I had a problem with it's that you can't write one without having the fundamentals of your business set out first, which I don't.
It's understandable that the tutors only have so much time to give as such they need the units submitted as a whole. It makes sense. I guess I will skip this optional section then.
When I completed this section I completed it in a hypothetical manner. Basically, what do I want my future business to look like i.e. what's my goal statement, what services will I provide, etc. I did an overview market research which I will complete with more detail when I am getting closer to starting the business. It's meant to get you thinking about the business you wish to create at the end of the course so you will have a foundation to build on as the course goes on and you learn more on the business side of things.
I'm at the final project now and have completed the business portion of all the units. Having no business sense before this course I highly recommend completing the business units. I have so much background work done now to start my business and it no longer seems as daunting!
Hope that helps and best of luck!