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Bannatyne Case Study

This video tells the story of how successful entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne funded the various businesses he started. Following the video there is a quiz which tests your knowledge of the …

Reggie the Handyman

You are about to watch a video that describes how a sole trader business and partnership operate. The video gives the example of a small DIY business and how it …

Million Dollar Homepage

Have you ever thought to yourself, “How could I make a lot of money really quickly without investing much?”. Well, that’s exactly what Alex Tew did. Let’s have a look …

Modes of International Expansion

If a business wants to expand internationally, it needs to consider various modes of expansion. Watch this video on the modes of international expansion. As you watch, try to think …

SWOT in Practice

Now that we have learnt about what a SWOT analysis is, let us look at a real example of a typical SWOT analysis. The example below shows how the SWOT …

Sources of Finance

Funding is essential for all businesses. Without funding, a business can not pay for overheads, purchase stock or even set itself up. Therefore, no business can be carried without funding. …

Tesco Case Study

The video you are about to see applies the PESTEL analysis tool to the UK supermarket chain, TESCO. After watching the video, you will be required to explore the threats …

Introduction

Welcome to week 2 of the course. Last week, we looked at business planning and how ideas are formed. By now, you should all have developed some ideas for a …

The SWOT Analysis

An important aspect of understanding any business is to understand where a business has a source of competitive advantage over others, where a business is vulnerable and how it can …

How did your Reflection Go?

Once you have received feedback on your business ideas from your peers, it is important to consider whether the idea is now something that is worth pursuing. Read through all …

Week in Review

Congratulations for completing week 1 of course 1. During this week, you learned about the characteristics of successful business, were introduced to business planning, and began to create your own …

Where do Business Ideas Come From?

Business ideas can come from a number of places. They could come from something as simple as a customer becoming frustrated with an existing product or service and developing an …

How to Plan for a Successful Business?

A business plan is a document that explains to the reader how a business idea will be put into practice. It helps to clarify the idea for the business and …

Case Study: New Business Scenario

A small and growing business selling freshly baked desserts online is looking for someone to run the business and help it expand. All of the products are vegan, but the …

Private Limited and Public Limited Companies

Now that we have learnt about unlimited liability, we will discuss business with limited liability. A business with limited liability does not require owners to use their personal belongings to …