The Value of Capital

Jessica Heuer

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Whenever a big company begins strategizing ways to re-vamp their business plan, no doubt capital makes it into some part of their discussion. Capital in the business sense is defined as “the amount of funds that represent an ownership stake in a business or new venture that can be used to create wealth–the accumulated wealth such as cash, stocks and other investments” (www.yourdictionary.com).

After meeting with my group’s non-profit this past week, I found that there are many correlations between running a successful business and running a non-profit.  The type of wealth that each group wants to accumulate however is where things begin to diverge.

In contrast with non-profits, large corporations/businesses are concerned with having the most profit while maintaining the highest level of distribution of product as possible.  Non-profits on the other hand are more concerned with developing and maintaining a network that allows them to spread…

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