Discussion 1 Week 4

What is a current liability?  From the perspective of a user of financial statements, why do you believe current liabilities are separated from long-term liabilities?  Based on your current experience as well as any additional research you may have done, provide two examples of situations where businesses collect monies from customers and employees and report these amounts as a current liability. 

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Guided Response: Review several of your peers’ posts and identify the core components of a current liability.  Respond to at least two of your peers and provide recommendations to extend their thinking.  Challenge your peers by asking a question that may cause them to reevaluate if their example is a current liability.

Discussion 2

A client comes to you thinking about starting a consulting business.  Your client is specifically interested in what type of entity should be created for this new business.  Based on your readings, or any additional research you may have done, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the following: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation.  Based on these advantages and disadvantages, provide a clear recommendation to your client. 

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Guided Response: Let at least two of your peers know if an alternative choice of entity would be possible.  What would be the benefits of this new entity choice?  Would there be any disadvantages associated with this new entity selection?

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