John, Paul, George, and Ringo began discussing the possibility of going into business together.
John is a creative baker and has long dreamed of opening his own bakery. He even has a name picked out – BakeEm Fresh Daily. Unfortunately, he is a single parent raising two small children and does not feel he can afford to invest any of his approximately $4,500 in savings into such a business. His friends, however, think that they may be able to help.
Paul won $200,000 in the lottery. He does not want anything to do with the day-to-day running of a business. He would be willing to invest up to $100,000 in the business.
George inherited a small two-story building, worth $76,000, in the downtown area that could easily house a bakery. He would be too busy to help run the business, but he would be willing to let the others use his building to house the bakery.
Finally, Ringo feels that he is a born salesperson and manager. He doesn’t have much money to contribute, but he wants to work as the bakery salesperson and manager.
Based on all the different types of business organizations we have covered; you need to discuss each parties’ concerns and interests to determine which type of business organization each of these people (as individuals) would prefer.