Take a moment to actually imagine yourself on the stage at the moment when you r

Take a moment to actually imagine yourself on the stage at the moment when you receive your own diploma. Think about what you will have learned, the new opportunities that will be available to you, and how your life will change.
Write one short paragraph (a few sentences) describing the positive future you have reached after graduating. Be as specific as possible to make this future realistic.
Write one short paragraph (a few sentences) describing the negative future you have avoided by graduating. Be as specific as possible to make this future realistic.
Activity #2
Next, take the perspective of this future “you” and write a short letter that provides some advice to your current self at Purdue Global. This letter will be from the “you” that is graduating in the future to the “you” right now. In your letter, make sure to do the following:
Tell your present self about how you got to this future. Write about the challenges that you encountered as you worked through your studies, how you overcame them, and what you did to stay focused during challenging times.
Tell your current self-specific things you could be doing now to help reach graduation successfully. For example, you might write about topics like:
Making a schedule with specific times to do schoolwork
Balancing school and home/family responsibilities
Prioritizing school over other less important things
Using a system to keep track of deadlines
Your letter should be at least two paragraphs in length.

Markups and Markdowns: How is your business going to price its goods? As a busin

Markups and Markdowns:
How is your business going to price its goods? As a business owner, you must decide how you will markup items that you sell. If that does not work out, you may need to make the tough decision to markdown your goods.
Post 1: Initial Response
Your business is off to a good start and you are ready to sell some goods. You must decide on your pricing strategy. Choose an item your business will sell and find the selling price of that item online from a competitor’s website. Describe the item and include the URL to the item you are selling in your post. Use an internet search engine to find the average markup percentage on this type of item. For example, search the average markup on lawn mowers. State what percentage you found. Use that markup percentage to calculate the cost and dollar markup of the item. Show all calculations.
How satisfied are you with your markup? Using several sentences discuss what markup strategy you intend to use. Will you stick with the average industry markup or go with something else? Will you calculate all your markups by hand or use a different strategy to calculate?