When talking about business opportunities, investors almost always focus on “rate of return”. The return has to be large enough to reward the investor for assuming the high level of risk.
The same evaluation process must be employed by the entrepreneur. Unless the risk of starting a new venture can be shown to be offset by the potential rewards of a successful outcome, there is no reason for the either the entrepreneur or an investor to proceed. Knowing that in advance, prevents the loss of time and resources for both investor and entrepreneur.
Is BUS 234 a good investment? The risk does appear high, especially at the start of the course. Over time, I am confident that you will find your rate of return on the hours invested in this class will exceed your expectations.
The payoff for you will begin immediately at the end of the semester. But, the best time to measure the value of BUS 234 is after you have graduated and worked a couple of years. At that point, you will have been able to apply the skills, concepts, and knowledge of the course to improve your success at work. I hope you will keep me informed about your achievements.
Businesses want employees who can work in a group, are able to solve problems and have strong communications skills. I firmly believe that your hard work in this class will payoff in terms of future business success. I sincerely hope that you reach your goals and dreams, and look forward to continuing to serve you as a business resource and mentor in the years to come.