New Business Forecasting Case study APA, Excel, business & finance homework help

Access the “Entrepreneurship and the U.S. Economy” page of the Bureau of Labor Statistics website (https://www.bls.gov/bdm/entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship.htm) and complete this forecasting assignment according to the directions provided in the “Forecasting Case Study: New Business Planning” resource.

Use an Excel spreadsheet file for the calculations and explanations. Cells should contain the formulas (if a formula was used to calculate the entry in that cell). Students are highly encouraged to use the Excel resource, “Forecasting Template,” to complete this assignment.

Mac users can use StatPlus:mac LE, free of charge, from AnalystSoft.

Prepare the assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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Forecasting Case Study: New Business Planning

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Less than Satisfactory
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Satisfactory
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Good
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100.0 %Content
15.0 %Two-Period Moving Average Two-period moving average is not included. Two-period moving average is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete. Two-period moving average is present. Two-period moving average is clearly provided and well developed. Two-period moving average is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with details.
15.0 %Three-Period Moving Average Three-period moving average is not included. Three-period moving average is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete. Three-period moving average is present. Three-period moving average is clearly provided and well developed. Three-period moving average is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with details.
15.0 %Exponential Smoothing Exponential smoothing is not included. Exponential smoothing is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete. Exponential smoothing is present. Exponential smoothing is clearly provided and well developed. Exponential smoothing is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with details.
15.0 %Trend-Adjusted Exponential Smoothing Trend-adjusted exponential smoothing is not included. Trend-adjusted exponential smoothing is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete. Trend-adjusted exponential smoothing is present. Trend-adjusted exponential smoothing is clearly provided and well developed. Trend-adjusted exponential smoothing is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with details.
20.0 %Summary Page, Including Review of Error, Recommendations on the Best Forecasting Model to Use, and Analysis of the Business Trend Data for New Business Startup in the United States Summary page, including review of error, recommendations on the best forecasting model to use, and analysis of the business trend data for new business startup in the United States is not included. Summary page, including review of error, recommendations on the best forecasting model to use, and analysis of the business trend data for new business startup in the United States is present, but it lacks detail or is incomplete. Summary page, including review of error, recommendations on the best forecasting model to use, and analysis of the business trend data for new business startup in the United States is present. Summary page, including review of error, recommendations on the best forecasting model to use, and analysis of the business trend data for new business startup in the United States is clearly provided and well developed. Summary page, including review of error, recommendations on the best forecasting model to use, and analysis of the business trend data for new business startup in the United States is comprehensive and thoroughly developed with details.
10.0 %Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
10.0 %Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
100 %Total Weightage

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