Week 3 Due Diligence Report Goal:  Develop a Entrepreneurship Due Diligence Report on Impossible Food’s meatless evolution. The Impossible Burger: Inside

Week 3 Due Diligence Report Goal:  Develop a Entrepreneurship Due Diligence Report on Impossible Food’s meatless evolution.

The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Science of the Fake Meat That ‘Bleeds’ | WIRED (Links to an external site.)
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-impossible-foods-m-a-exclusive/exclusive-impossible-foods-in-talks-to-list-on-the-stock-market-sources-idUSKBN2BV2SF (Links to an external site.)
https://impossiblefoods.com/ (Links to an external site.)

Consider the following questions. Note that because this is a general outline, not all questions may apply to this specific business.

External Environment:

· How is the economic environment where the business is located?

· How is the social environment where the business is located?

· How is the technological environment where the business is located?

· How is the political/legal environment where the business is located?

Industry Environment:

· What is the state of the industry in which the business operates? Is the industry in growth mode, or is it mature or in decline?

· How does this business compare to competitors in its industry?

· What is the business’ reputation in the industry and the community?

· How many competitors are there? What are their strengths and weaknesses?

Business Environment:

· What is the state of the business’ target market? Is its target market growing or shrinking?

· Are its target customers undergoing demographic changes, such as aging, loss of disposable income, or other transitions that could put the business at risk?

· Is the business’s customer base growing? Is the business adequately diversified, or is it overly dependent on one or two big customers?

· What kind of staff does the business have? Do employees have skills that are difficult to find elsewhere? Are their wages average, above average, or below average for the industry?

· Are employees being treated fairly? Is there a lot of turnover at the business?

Finances:

· Are the business’ sales increasing?

· What is the business’ profit margin?

· Does the business have adequate funding?

· How much debt does the business have?

Conclusion:

· Is this a business worthy of consideration for investment?

· What are the reasons for your decision?

Adapted from https://www.allbusiness.com/questions-to-ask-when-buying-a-business-567-1.html (Links to an external site.)

Submission Instructions:

The detailed summary should be 500 words in length that uses current APA style and format

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