Topics and Resources for Teams 9, 10 and 11

Hello!!! I share these resources with you to help you in your investigation. However, do not hesitate to surf the web looking for more case studies and definitions!

GROUP 9 – CASH FLOW FORCASTING

  • The nature of cash flow • how to forecast cash flow • the structure of a cash flow forecast • why businesses forecast cash flow.

Students should understand the sources of information for cash flow forecasts and understand the significance of the forecasts.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.l1=1073858790&r.l2=1073858944&r.s=m&topicId=1084596842

https://www.freeagent.com/guides/cash-flow-forecast/

https://www.nab.com.au/business/small-business/cashflow-planning-and-tax/how-to-use-cash-flow-forecasts

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/blog/why-is-the-cash-flow-forecast-so-important

https://www.finanscapes.com/Blog/2015/1/21/what-is-the-importance-of-having-a-cash-flow-forecast.html

http://smallbusinessbc.ca/article/avoiding-business-failure-improving-cash-flow/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgarrett/2013/08/22/traditional-forecasting-leads-to-traditional-results-failure/#5a81f77cbebc

 

GROUP 10 – BUDGETS

  • Income, expenditure and profit budgets • the process of setting budgets • problems in setting budgets.

Students should be aware of the reasons for setting budgets and the problems in so doing.

http://www.communitywalthamforest.org/sites/default/files/images/An%20Introduction%20to%20Budgets_0.pdf

http://www.investopedia.com/university/budgeting/

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/budgets-limitations-and-potential-problems

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/using-budgets

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244990

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/budget-startup-business-1351.html

 

GROUP 11 – ASSESSING BUSINESS START-UPS

  • Objectives of business start-ups • strengths and weaknesses of a business idea and/or plan • why start-ups can be risky • why start-up businesses may fail.

Students should be aware that objectives for start-ups may vary and that determinants of success and failure depend upon the circumstances. Causes of failure should include: unexpected changes in demand or costs, unavailability of supplies and delays.

http://info.leanbusinessplatform.com/do-you-set-the-right-objectives-for-your-startup

http://yoursmallbusinessgrowth.com/is-your-startup-focused-on-the-right-objectives/

http://www.iamwire.com/2016/02/investing-startups-risky-business/132290

http://www.clearfacts.ca/why-investing-in-startups-and-ipos-can-be-risky/

http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/041315/risk-and-rewards-investing-startups.asp

http://www.businessinsider.com/myth-startups-are-risky-2011-4

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanfurr/2011/09/02/1-cause-of-startup-death-premature-scaling/#6aad26f31fc9

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Topics and Resources for Teams 5, 6, 7 and 8

These are some of the resources you can use to investigate. Don’t be afraid of looking for more!!

GROUP 5 – LOCATING THE BUSINESS

Factors influencing start-up location decisions. The factors should include: technology, costs, infrastructure, the market and qualitative factors.

Students should understand that their relative importance may vary according to the type of business.

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/business-location-introduction

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244866

http://businesscasestudies.co.uk/enterprise-rent-a-car/locating-a-business-to-enhance-the-customer-experience/factors-affecting-the-location-of-a-business.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinzwilling/2013/12/06/startup-location-is-still-a-critical-success-factor/#b8f8d2f3f5cf

http://www.mytopbusinessideas.com/choosing-a-business-location/

http://tweakyourbiz.com/marketing/2012/12/18/10-reasons-why-small-businesses-fail/

 

GROUP 6 – EMPLOYING PEOPLE

  • Types of employees used in small businesses • using consultants and advisors. The types of employees should include: temporary, permanent, fulltime and part-time.

Students should be aware of the reasons, drawbacks and difficulties of employing people and/or using consultants and advisors.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.l1=1073858805&r.s=tl&topicId=1073859176

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/employing-staff/types-of-employment

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/employing-staff/employee-or-contractor

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/employing-staff/recruiting-and-managing-staff

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/employing-staff/ending-employment

https://www.gov.uk/browse/employing-people

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/4610-business-consultant.html

http://www.passionforbusiness.com/articles/be-a-small-business-consultant.htm

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/differences-between-consulting-advising-42301.html

https://es.slideshare.net/awalsh8174/business-advisors-consultants-and-coaches-whats-the-difference

https://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/consultants-and-advisors

 

GROUP 7 – COSTS, REVENUES AND PROFITS

  • Fixed, variable and total costs • price, total revenue and profit.

Students should understand the relationships between cost, price, revenue and profits. Costs and revenues

http://www.smallbusinessadvice.org.uk/busplan/bpdownloads.asp

http://www.smallbusinessadvice.org.uk/busplan/suplan.asp

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.l1=1073858790&r.s=tl&topicId=1073858944

http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/fixed-costs/

http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/variable-costs/

http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/cost-revenue/

http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/direct-cost/

http://www.investopedia.com/video/play/production-cost/

http://study.com/academy/lesson/total-revenue-in-economics-definition-formula.html

http://www.economicsonline.co.uk/Business_economics/Revenue_theory.html

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/r/revenue.asp

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/operating-revenue.asp

https://www.quora.com/How-do-businesses-make-profit

 

GROUP 8 – RAISING FINANCE

  • Sources of finance available to start businesses. Sources of finance should include: ordinary share capital, loan capital (bank loans, overdrafts), venture capital and personal sources.

Students should be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of these in specific contexts.

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/sources-of-finance-for-a-startup-or-small-business

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/sources-of-finance-bank-overdrafts-and-bank-loans

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/sources-of-finance-hire-purchase-and-leasing

https://www.tutor2u.net/business/reference/sources-of-finance-trade-creditors

https://www.reference.com/business-finance/ordinary-share-capital-e70f42a13ead5cf0

http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/043015/what-difference-between-preference-and-ordinary-shares.asp

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_capital

https://www.quora.com/What-is-a-good-resource-for-VC-practice-case-studies

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/230526

https://hbr.org/1998/11/how-venture-capital-works

https://guykawasaki.com/how_to_get_the_/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venture_capital_financing

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Topics and Resources for Teams 1, 2, 3 and 4

I share with you some of the resources you can use in order to investigate and prepare your presentations. You can add other resources you find useful.

GROUP 1 – ENTERPRISE

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurs • The importance of risk and rewards such as profit • The notion of opportunity cost • Motives for becoming an entrepreneur • Government support for enterprise and entrepreneurs.

Students should consider the role, importance and characteristics of an entrepreneur in establishing a new business.

https://www.thebalance.com/10-reasons-it-s-never-too-late-to-start-a-small-business-4083127

https://www.thebalance.com/why-business-partnerships-fail-4107045

https://www.thebalance.com/starting-a-small-business-101-the-essential-steps-2951446

https://www.thebalance.com/starting-a-small-business-101-the-essential-steps-2951446

https://www.thebalance.com/unique-business-ideas-2947949

http://startups.co.uk/13-things-successful-entrepreneurs-can-tell-business/

http://startups.co.uk/entrepreneurs-born-made-takes/

http://startups.co.uk/how-they-grew/

https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support-finder/search

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/opportunitycost.asp

http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/micro1.pdf

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.s=tl&topicId=1073858805

T.V Series

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0071b63

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4nhgBmsXHWDjRqC704jPLyD/about-dragons-den

 

GROUP 2 – GENERATING AND PROTECTING BUSINESS IDEAS

  • Sources of ideas, identifying niches, franchises, copyright, patents and trademarks.

Students should be familiar with the formation and operation of franchises and understand the benefits and pitfalls to franchisors or franchisees of operating a franchise as opposed to starting a new business.

http://law.freeadvice.com/intellectual_property/copyright_law/qualify_copyright_protection.htm

http://law.freeadvice.com/intellectual_property/copyright_law/1102/

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/protecting-business/ip-kit/browse-ip-topics/copyright-works-such-as-text,-images,-art-works,-music,-sounds,-or-movies/requirements

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/protecting-business/ip-kit/browse-ip-topics/copyright-works-such-as-text,-images,-art-works,-music,-sounds,-or-movies/duration

https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/protecting-business/ip-kit/browse-ip-topics/copyright-works-such-as-text,-images,-art-works,-music,-sounds,-or-movies/holder-rights

https://es.99designs.com/blog/tips/5-famous-copyright-infringement-cases/

https://secureyourtrademark.com/blog/71-notorious-patent-trademark-and-copyright-infringement-cases/

https://es.slideshare.net/djpatahern/copyright-patents-and-trademarks

http://simplicable.com/new/niche

https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2016/06/22/12-things-to-do-before-you-buy-a-franchise/#406f34f73fe7

http://franchiseexpo.co.uk/

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.s=tl&topicId=1073858805

 

GROUP 3 – DEVELOPING BUSINESS PLANS

  • The purpose and contents of business plans • Sources of information and guidance.

Students should be aware of the benefits and problems of plans/planning for small businesses. The planning process involves decisions based on the resources to be used and factors providing competitive advantage. The sources of information should include: small business advisors, accountants, bank managers and government agencies. All the major banks provide a variety of materials on business plans.

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-purpose-business-plan-760.html

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/83818

https://www.thebalance.com/why-write-a-business-plan-2948013

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222547

http://www.businessinsider.com/33-startups-that-died-reveal-why-they-failed-2013-6

http://www.businessballs.com/freebusinessplansandmarketingtemplates.htm

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/types-information-resources-business-usually-need-4753.html

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120823131012/http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/layer?r.s=tl&topicId=1073858805

 

GROUP 4 – CHOOSING THE RIGHT LEGAL STRUCTURE

  • Sole traders, partnerships, private limited companies and public limited companies • not-for-profit businesses.

Students should be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of legal structures and understand plc’s as a means of comparison.

http://www.idealist.org/info/Nonprofits/Basics1

https://www.thebalance.com/how-is-a-nonprofit-different-from-for-profit-business-2502472

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/advice-services/sector/social-enterprises

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/advice-services/sector/public-bodies

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/advice-services/sector/the-private-sector

http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/advice-services/sector/charities

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/business-structures

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/sole-trader

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/partnership

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/company

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/trust

https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/business-advice/business-structure/co-operative

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/38822

http://articles.bplans.com/the-complete-guide-to-choosing-your-business-structure/

http://startups.co.uk/choosing-the-right-business-structure/

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8163-choose-legal-business-structure.html

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Senior 5 – Ejercitación Diciembre 2017

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Senior 4 – Ejercitación Diciembre 2017

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Senior 3 – Ejercitación Diciembre 2017 –

Here I attach the compulsory activities for each term!!

TERM 1

TERM 2

TERM 3

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Senior 5 – Plan de Trabajo y Esquema de Contenidos Nodales 2017

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Senior 4 – Esquema de Contenidos Nodales y Plan de Trabajo 2017

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Senior 3 – Plan de Trabajo y Esquema de Contenidos nodales – Diciembre 2017

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Budgets

Here I share the presentation we saw in class about budgets. It may be useful for the team work activities we will work with today!

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