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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