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					                     AQA GCE Business Studies
             BUSS1- Planning & Financing a Business

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                         Accessories          Customised Cars                                         Hairdressing                       Personalised T-   Entertainer
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Enterprise and Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs                                                                 Explain a personal
                                                                              characteristic of the
                                                                              entrepreneur (3)
Motives for starting a
business
Downsides of
starting a business
Risk and reward
Opportunity cost         Define opportunity
                         cost (2)
Government and                                State two ways in
entrepreneurs                                 which the
                                              government
                                              supports
                                              entrepreneurs (2)
Generating and Protecting Business Ideas
Sources of business
ideas
What makes a good
idea?
Franchises               Evaluation of                                                                               What is meant by
                         decision to set up                                                                          the term
                         as an independent                                                                           “franchisee”? (2)
                         business rather
                         than buy a


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                      Accessories           Customised Cars                                                Hairdressing                              Personalised T-        Entertainer
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                      franchise (17)
Protecting a                                                       Explain two                             Analysis of benefits
business Idea                                                      possible benefits                       of a franchisor
                                                                   from having a                           protecting business
                                                                   patent (7)                              idea & products (10)
Transformation Resources into Goods and Services
Inputs to the
transformation
process
Outputs from the
transformation
process
Adding value          Define adding value                                                                                                           Explain how
                      (2)                                                                                                                           personalizing a
                                                                                                                                                    product can add
                                                                                                                                                    value (4)
Business Plans
Contents of a
business plan
Limitations of a
business plan
Sources of
information and
guidance
Market Research for a Start-up
Primary Research      Define primary        State an alternative                                                                                     Explanation of why     Evaluation of the
                                            method of primary                                                                                        a startup chooses to   strength of market


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                       Accessories            Customised Cars                                                  Hairdressing                                 Personalised T-        Entertainer
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                       market research (2)    research to the                                                                                               use primary market     research carried out
                                              ones used (1)                                                                                                 research (6)           (15)
                                              Analysis of the
                                              limitations of the
                                              primary research
                                              undertaken (9)
Secondary Data
Quantitative and                                                   What is meant by                                                 Explain how results
qualitative research                                               the term “qualitative                                            of qualitative market
                                                                   market research”?                                                research benefited
                                                                   (2)                                                              the business (6)
Sampling                                                                                   Define quota        Define random
                                                                                           sampling (2)        sample (2)
Understanding Markets
Defining a market      Calculate market                            Calculate the size                                               Calculate the size of   Define an electronic
                       share (3)                                   of the market (4)                                                the market (4)          market (2)
Geographical
markets
Factors affecting      Evaluation of the
demand                 factors that affect
                       demand for case
                       study products (13)
Introduction to        Explain two benefits                                                Explain an          Explain two                                  Defining what is
market segmentation    of targeting a                                                      advantage of        problems of moving                           meant by a market
Why use market         market segment (6)                                                  targeting a niche   away from a market                           segment (2)
segmentation?                                                                              market (4)          niche (6)


Demographic


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                         Accessories        Customised Cars                                               Hairdressing                           Personalised T-        Entertainer
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segmentation
Geographic
segmentation
Limitations of market
segmentation
Analysing market                                                                                          State formula for
data                                                                                                      calculating market
                                                                                                          share % (2)
Choosing a Legal Structure
Defining the different
structures
Comparing the                                                 Discussion of the     Analysis of two
different structures                                          decision to change    benefits of forming
                                                              from being a sole     a partnership (10)
                                                              trader to a private
                                                              limited company
                                                              (14)
Social enterprises
Sources of Finance for a Start-up
Internal sources
External sources         Analysing two                                                                                                           Analysis of benefits   Analysis of reasons
                         benefits of                                                                                                             of having a bank       for choosing
                         arranging a bank                                                                                                        overdraft (10)         personal sources of
                         overdraft (10)                                                                                                                                 finance rather than
                                                                                                                                                                        a bank loan (10)
Personal sources
Choosing the right                                                                  Evaluation of the



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                        Accessories   Customised Cars                                                    Hairdressing                                  Personalised T-   Entertainer
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source of finance                                                                 choice of venture
                                                                                  capital over bank
                                                                                  loan as source of
                                                                                  finance (14)
Choosing the Business Location
Factors affecting the                 Evaluation of the                           Define the term        Evaluation of the
choice of location                    choice of location for                      “infrastructure” (2)   decision to locate a
                                      the new business                                                   business in a city
                                      (17)                                                               centre (15)
Technology & home-
based start-ups
Employing People
Full-time employees
Part-time employees                   Explain two
                                      advantages of using
                                      part-time employees
                                      in the business (6)
Temporary contracts                                            Analyse the
                                                               possible reasons
                                                               for employing a
                                                               mixture of
                                                               permanent and
                                                               temporary
                                                               employees (10)
Consultants and                                                                                                                 Analyse the benefits
advisers                                                                                                                        of using a
                                                                                                                                consultant (9)
Flexible working



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                        Accessories         Customised Cars                                                     Hairdressing                           Personalised T-        Entertainer
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Calculating Costs, Revenues and Profits
Meaning & importance
of profit
Measuring sales                                                                                                 Calculation of
                                                                                                                forecast customer
                                                                                                                numbers (3)
Measuring costs                                                                                                                                                               Definition of “fixed
                                                                                                                                                                              costs” (2)
Calculation of profit                       Calculation of                                Calculation of                                               Calculation of         Calculation of
                                            expected profit in                            budgeted profit (5)                                          expected profit (3)    added value (3)
                                            the first year of
                                            trading (5)
Using Break-even Analysis in Decision-making
Contribution                                Calculation of total   Calculate the                                                                       Calculation of total
                                            contribution (4)       forecast “total                                                                     contribution (3)
                                                                   contribution” for in
                                                                   2010 (5)
Break-even level of     Calculate break-                                                                        Calculation of
output                  even quantity (5)                                                                       change in forecast
                                                                                                                break-even output
Using a table to                                                                                                (7)
calculate break-even
output
Using a formula to                                                                                                                                                            Using break-even
calculate break-even                                                                                                                                                          chart to calculate
output                                                                                                                                                                        and illustrate break-
                                                                                                                                                                              even calculations
Using a chart to                                                                          Amending a break-                                                                   (6)
calculate break-even                                                                      even chart to show



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output                                                                          impact of two
                                                                                changes (4)
Changes to break-                                                                                                               Calculate the      Analysis and
even                                                                                                                            change in break-   evaluation of
                                                                                                                                even output (6)    options to reduce
                                                                                                                                                   the break-even
                                                                                                                                                   output (15)
Strengths and
limitations of break-
even analysis
Cash Flow Forecasting
The nature of cash                      Define the term
flow                                    cash flow (2)
How to forecast cash                                      Complete the cash
flow                                                      flow forecast by
                                                          calculating missing
                                                          figures for opening
                                                          balance & net cash
                                                          flow (2)
Why cash flow                                                                                       Evaluation of the role of
forecasting is                                                                                      cash flow forecasting in
important                                                                                           determining success of
                                                                                                    the business (15)
Limitations of cash
flow forecasting
Sources of information
for cash flow forecasts
Setting Budgets




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                       Accessories   Customised Cars                                                           Hairdressing                          Personalised T-           Entertainer
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Why businesses use
budgets
Sales budget                                                                                                                  What is meant by
                                                                                                                              the term “income
                                                                                                                              budget”? (2)
Expenditure budget                                                                                                                                                             Explanation of
                                                                                                                                                                               problems with
                                                                                                                                                                               expenditure budget
                                                                                                                                                                               setting (6)
Profit budget                                                                         Calculation of profit                                                                    Calculation of
                                                                                      budget (5)                                                                               budgeted profit (3)
Methods of setting
the budgets
Limitations of                       Discussion of
budgets                              difficulties faced by
                                     the entrepreneur in
                                     setting a first budget
                                     (14)
Assessing Business Start-ups
The risks and causes                                                                                                          Evaluation of          Evaluation of
of business failure                                                                                                           whether the startup    whether the startup
                                                                                                                              will achieve its two   is likely to achieve
                                                                                                                              key objectives (16)    its main objective
                                                                                                                                                     for the first year (15)
Assessing the                                                 Evaluate whether        Evaluation of the role                  Evaluating the                                   Evaluation of
business plan                                                 the business is         of business planning                    overall strength of                              whether shortfalls
                                                              likely to achieve its   in the early success                    business planning                                against plan are
                                                              business                of the business (16)                    (16)                                             outside of
                                                                                                                                                                               entrepreneur’s


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                   Accessories       Customised Cars                                         Hairdressing                     Personalised T-   Entertainer
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                                                       objectives (17)                                                                          control (15)




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