Business Studies BBS101

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Understand the key aspects of business. Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you 'the basics', this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise. Learn to be a good manager by understanding business fundamentals

You will learn to evaluate performance and implement appropriate responses, whether the business activity is small or large.

Course Structure There are 8 lessons:
  1. Establishment Procedures : aims to teach the student how to select appropriate procedures for the establishm…

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Understand the key aspects of business. Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you 'the basics', this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise. Learn to be a good manager by understanding business fundamentals

You will learn to evaluate performance and implement appropriate responses, whether the business activity is small or large.

Course Structure There are 8 lessons:
  1. Establishment Procedures : aims to teach the student how to select appropriate procedures for the establishment of a small business
  2. Management Procedures : teaches the student how to select appropriate procedures for the management of a small business
  3. Communication in Business : how to develop procedures for communicating with suppliers and customers of a small business
  4. Problem Solving : how to develop procedures for addressing problems in a small business
  5. Staff Management : looks at how to plan the management of staff in a small business
  6. Productivity : learn how to develop strategies for managing production in a small business or department within a larger organisation.
  7. Financial Management : how to carry out different financial management tasks used in small business or department within a larger organisation
  8. Marketing Techniques : Evaluation of marketing techniques used in business

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims
  • Select appropriate procedures for the establishment of a small business.
  • Select appropriate procedures for the management of a small business.
  • Develop procedures for communicating with suppliers and customers of a small business.
  • Develop procedures for addressing problems in a small business.
  • Plan the management of staff in a small business.
  • Develop strategies for managing production in a small business or department within a larger organisation.
  • Perform different financial management tasks used in small business or department within a larger organisation.
  • Evaluate marketing techniques used in business.
What the course covers Here are just some of the things you will be doing:
  • Find out what pay & conditions must be supplied for a list jobs.
  • Find out about how to register a business name in your state, including procedures and costs.
  • Find out the procedure for establishing a company.
  • List the legal requirements for the establishment of one of a list of businesses.
  • What are the legal rights and obligations of both the customer and the supplier in a legal contract?
  • Visit an office in a workplace, and observe the layout of that office, and the way in which the layout affects work performance.
  • Draw a sketch plan of an office, showing the arrangement of people, furniture and equipment.
  • Contact either (or both) the Standards Association in your country and/or an appropriate government department to find out more about Quality Assurance.
  • Compile a resource collection of information on office equipment.
  • Interview someone who works in a business involved in selling.
  • Investigate three different workplaces, in order to evaluate problems in small businesses.
  • Investigate two different small business workplaces, making observations and speaking with some staff,
  • Investigate the role of unions within a workplace.
  • Contact at least one workplace where enterprise bargaining has been used to establish working conditions for staff.
  • Investigate productivity in two different small business workplaces, from the same industry, and which provide the same or similar services or products.
  • Investigate changing conditions in the business environment that may affect production or objectives of business.
  • Investigate and prepare a management report on a business.
  • Investigate investment opportunities with an investment counsellor.
  • Investigate an established business. Consider how a product is marketed by this business in three different ways.
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