The final project for the course will be an individual paper that will require the student to engage an insurance agent at a local agency. The student will interview, research, and synthesize the agency’s target market, product offering mix, and expected financial return in order to analyze the depth and scope of the insurance agency. The student will also offer recommendations of improvements to the agency in these areas. The body of the paper will be a minimum of 8 pages. Papers must be typed and double-spaced with no additional spacing between paragraphs. Times New Roman, Arial, or Cambria are all acceptable fonts. Do not use fonts like Courier. Please ensure the font size for paragraph text is no larger than 12 points. Use a 1” margin on all four sides of the page. Use a title block OR title page that contains: “Strategic Business Assessment Project” BMT 423 Managerial Risk Management Your name Date Facilitator’s Name Citations are the method of “giving credit where credit is due,” and must be used when quoting or paraphrasing any material which is not your own. The use of outside sources to support your argument or position on a topic demonstrates your ability to synthesize information from various sources into one cohesive product. It also demonstrates your understanding of the need to provide others with information regarding these outside sources so they may be used or reviewed by others. The William Woods University library maintains several web pages concerning proper attribution of outside resources. While William Woods University does not specifically request students to use one format over the other, it is preferred that students use APA format when citing outside references on the reference page, and for in text citations or maintain consistency in your citations throughout the paper or presentation. The second page will be a table of contents The body of the paper will be a minimum of 8 pages. Executive Summary Background of Agency and Target Market Current Product Offerings and Financial Review Analysis of Target Market Risk, Liability, and Impact on Society Recommendations to the Agency for Improvements of Product Mix or Target Market Focus Please cite at least three published sources in addition to the Agent: (trade journals, news sources (e.g. msnbc.com), and other Internet-based sources are also acceptable for this research project.