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 (Luli and Mara)

  • 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 (Luz and Gon)

  • 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 (Tomy B. and Delfi)

  • 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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