J&G Garden Center

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1) The first thing which Mr. Weed is forgetting is that every business involves some kind of risk. He has been taking all the precautions he can to protect his customers and community. Business cannot be held responsible for all other general things or natural accidents. Also, this division has been making as much profit as all other divisions combined. They can use a portion of this profit for some kind of pesticides awareness campaign to educate their customers before and after the treatment of lawn to protect them. Mr. Weed should also realize that he is helping the community by giving jobs to all those people who work for the division. Also, if people start doing all these things at home without proper training they might end up getting hurt, so Mr. Weed is just helping them by protecting them from getting hurt.
2) If Mr. Weed thinks that he is doing something wrong then he should definitely close the division because it’s just going to give him stress and tension. This might give him health related issues and nothing can be more important than one’s health. He might even have sleepless nights which might affect his other divisions in turn because he won’t be able to focus on his work. They might also have more court cases in the future which might cost them more than what their profit is so it’s better to close the division before it incurs a loss. It can also have a negative effect on the reputation for other divisions. To improve the overall company profits they can come up with some new organic approach to lawn care which doesn’t harms animals or other supplies. They can also increase their prices a little bit and advertise their brand more.
3) Technically the business owner only bears the responsibility of law. On a personal level all the owners are much more responsible than this. Also being responsible towards customer, employees, suppliers etc. makes…...

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