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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.
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.
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.