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Week 4 – Training and Development in Small Businesses 


Training and Development in Small Businesses


Select a small business with which you  are familiar. Imagine that you have been called into that business to  provide a consultation on training. Create a comprehensive training  proposal for the business. 


Write a 6–8 page paper in which you: 

  1. Analyze key elements of training and development geared toward  improving the performance of the specific small business for which you  are consulting.
  2. Predict 3–5 potential challenges that the managers or owners of  the business could face in addressing organizational performance.
  3. Justify the effects of detecting organizational gaps in small business, providing examples to explain the rationale.
  4. Propose a competitive training strategy that will improve the  position of the business in the market. The strategy should include, at a  minimum, an agenda of training activities, rationale for instructional  strategies used, and the return on investment (ROI) that will be gained  from the strategy you have developed.
  5. Go to Basic Search: Strayer University Online Library  to find at least three quality academic resources in this assignment.  Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic  resources. The reference page is not included in the required page  length.

This course requires the use of Strayer  Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the  Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.  Check with your professor for any additional instructions. The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is: 

  • Develop a training and development proposal for a small business  that includes strategies to improve organizational performance and the  position of the business in the market.