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AQA Business - Understanding the Role and Importance of Stakeholders
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AQA Business - Understanding the Role and Importance of Stakeholders

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of understanding the role and importance of stakeholders . It examines the role of stakeholders within a business and how a firm can use stakeholder mapping methods to identify the different levels of power and interest held by particular stakeholder groups in relation to specific business decisions. It evaluates the importance of stakeholder engagement and how firms can best manage their stakeholder relationships before assessing the different internal and external stakeholder groups with a vested interest in the activities of a business. Each pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA A Level Business UNIT 1 - What is Business?
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AQA A Level Business UNIT 1 - What is Business?

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A 3 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 1 of the AS Business course. PowerPoints include: Understanding the nature and purpose of business Understanding different business forms Understanding that businesses operate within an external environment Each presentation contains extensive, detailed notes that are specific to the exam requirements of the AQA. These resources are designed to be engaging and accessible and all contain the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay practice (all with suggested solutions). In addition, each presentation is accompanied with a FREE student revision notes handout to assist with the delivery of the material.
Financial Ratio Analysis Revision Pack
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Financial Ratio Analysis Revision Pack

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Another revision pack in the new series aimed at supplementing a student's understanding of common mathematical concepts seen in most A Level Business courses. This focus of this pack is that of financial ratio analysis. It considers profitability, gearing, financial efficiency and liquidity and provides students with a detailed series of questions that build their core knowledge skills. Detailed answer sheets are included, along with a mind map revision activity sheet and a set of revision notes about financial ratio analysis.
Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack
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Investment Appraisal Revision and Activity Pack

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A series of questions that assess a variety of assessment objective skills about the three main investment appraisal techniques of payback, ARR and net present value. This pack includes knowledge, application and analysis style tasks and also contains a mind map activity and answers to the questions. I have also thrown in a copy of my investment appraisal revision notes and my brand new PowerPoint lesson about Investment Appraisal alongside a PDF hand out of the notes. This represents excellent value.
AQA Business - Managing Strategic Implementation
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AQA Business - Managing Strategic Implementation

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of managing strategic implementation by businesses and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers how to implement strategy effectively and the value of leadership in its implementation. It then looks at the value of communication before examining the importance of organisational structure with a look at functional, regional, product-based and matrix structures and their impact on implementing strategy. The pack concludes with an assessment of network analysis. This includes an understanding and interpretation of network diagrams, amending network diagrams and identifying the critical path and calculation of total float. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a variety of practice calculation activities, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Ethical, Legal and Environmental Factors: Environmental
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Ethical, Legal and Environmental Factors: Environmental

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Three topic of business and the environment. They explore the various aspects of the environment that business activity have an impact upon and consider different forms of government intervention, the role of pressure groups and the impact of changing business activity as a result of a more informed and education consumer. Specifically the slides focus upon air, water and noise pollution, waste management, the destruction of the environment, climate change and congestion before examining forms of intervention including Green Taxes such as the Congestion Charge, Land Fill Tax and the promotion of alternative sources of energy, before concluding with an evaluation of how the environment has impacted upon business behaviour. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a FREE set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix
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AQA Business - Using the Marketing Mix

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of using the marketing mix. The presentation considers the elements of the marketing mix (7Ps), the influences on elements of the 7Ps, the differences between consumer and industrial markets, convenience, speciality and shopping goods, the implications of the product life cycle and the Boston Matrix in marketing decisions, the influences on pricing decisions, analysing the promotional mix, branding, distribution decisions, analysis of people, process and the physical environment, the importance of an integrated marketing mix and finally the value of digital marketing and e-commerce. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Research and Development
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Research and Development

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification (but are suitable for all boards). These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of research and development. They analyse and explain the main differences between quality control and quality assurance. They also consider the work of Deming with regard to total quality management (TQM) and then examine the issues of quality circles, benchmarking, monitoring, quality chains and quality’s important role in the satisfaction of customers. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
AQA Business - Mission, Objectives & Strategy
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AQA Business - Mission, Objectives & Strategy

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of mission statements, corporate objectives and strategy. The presentation considers the basic purpose of mission statements before examining how the statement feeds into the creation of corporate objectives and the influences that act upon them. It then examines the concepts of strategic and functional decisions and contrasts these with tactics before concluding with a detailed look at SWOT analysis. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
Improving Organisational Design and Human Resource Flow
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Improving Organisational Design and Human Resource Flow

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Another in the modified revision sheets aimed at supporting the study of A Level Business and specifically the AQA specification. This comprehensive series of notes focuses upon the concepts of human resource planning and organisational design. It specifically examines job design; job enlargement; job rotation; job enrichment; empowerment; Hackman and Oldham’s job characteristics theory; influences upon job design; hierarchial structures; spans of control; delegation; authority; centralisation and decentralisation; influences on organisational structures; workforce planning; training; recruitment and selection; redeployment and finally redundancy.
Demand and Supply
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Demand and Supply

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of demand and supply diagrams. They analyse and explain the concepts of supply and demand, the influences acting upon each, what is meant by the equilibrium, the importance of supply and demand in the market, how a change in demand and supply can impact on price and quantity demanded and how to construct and interpret supply and demand diagrams. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (both with solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity
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AQA Business - Increasing Efficiency & Productivity

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of increasing efficiency and productivity. The presentation considers importance of capacity, efficiency and labour productivity to a business and then examines both the methods and difficulties of improving efficiency and labour productivity. The benefits of lean production are analysed, including an assessment of Just in Time methods. The lesson proceeds to then explain how to choose the optimal mix of resources (including capital and labour intensive processes), before concluding with a look at how technology is used to improve operational efficiency. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
What is All About Series (Complete Collection) GCSE Business
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What is All About Series (Complete Collection) GCSE Business

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An opportunity to purchase the entire 'What is....all about?' series at a significantly reduced price compared to the purchase of individual units. This includes worksheets on profit; profit loss accounts; balance sheets; cash flow; supply and demand; sources of finance; price elasticity; break even analysis; franchises; entrepreneurs; Ltds and Plcs; costs and revenues; ratio analysis and sole traders and partnerships; market research; market analysis and the latest set of notes about e-commerce. Please leave a review as this will help me as I consider launching a new range of resources as the specifications change.
Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance
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Decision Making to Improve Human Resource Performance

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An excellent value bundle offering access to five revision resources that focus upon the core topic area of human resource management. Specifically, the pack examines setting human resource objectives; analysing human resource performance; improving organisational design and human resource flow; improving motivation and employee engagement; and finally improving employer-employee relations.
AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation
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AQA Business - Assessing Internationalisation

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A new range of materials aimed at supporting teachers of the AQA A Level in Business. This presentation is designed to cover the topic of assessing internationalisation and has been adapted to meet the specific requirements of the AQA specification. The presentation considers the basic purpose of international trade. It then examines the various strategies that firms can use to access foreign markets before assessing the impact of multinational corporations upon global markets and examines the use of Bartlett & Ghosal’s international strategy matrix. The pack contains the Quick Fire Five knowledge questions, a practice calculation question, a short objective test and an essay question all complete with suggested answers. This pack also includes a FREE copy of the student revision notes for this section of the course.
AQA Business - UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies
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AQA Business - UNIT 9 Strategic Methods: How to Pursue Strategies

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This bundle of four PowerPoint and revision note topics, provides students with an indepth understanding of core areas relating to the AQA A Level Business specification. The pack contains notes abouts assessing a change in scale, innovation, internationalisation and the growth of digital technologies. Specific topic areas include: Economies and diseconomies of scale Economies of scope Experience curve Synergy and overtrading Organic and external growth Retrenchment Franchising Integration and growth Innovation Kaizen Research and development Intrapreneurship Benchmarking Intellectual property and its protection Exporting Licensing Alliances Direct Investment Off-shoring and re-shoring Multinational corporations Bartlett and Ghosall’s international model ERP Big Data and Data Mining E-Commerce Given the inclusion of student revision notes, this pack represents excellent value for money and saves teachers hours of time in preparing notes.
Strategic Analysis: SWOT, Porter's Five Forces and The Ansoff Matrix
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Strategic Analysis: SWOT, Porter's Five Forces and The Ansoff Matrix

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The latest in the new series of PowerPoint resources aimed at assisting teachers with the delivery of the WJEC/Eduqas A-level Business specification but is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component Two topic of strategic analysis with a focus upon corporate plans, SWOT analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Model and the Ansoff Matrix. They explain the relationship between objectives and strategy and assess corporate strategy, strategic direction, divisional and functional strategies. They then assess the relationship between strategy and tactics before explain the purpose of corporate plans. There follows an assessment of SWOT analysis and it is applied to Cadbury, before there is analysis of Porter’s Five Forces Model. Finally the material examines the nature and purpose of the Ansoff Matrix and evaluates its usefulness to a business. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions and also a practice essay (all with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook
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Enterprise and Business Plans Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise and business plans. This is of particular relevance to the OCR, WJEC/Eduqas and Excel examination boards that all still cover these areas. The work provides a variety of case studies, tasks, presentations and assignments for students to complete and finishes with a self-assessment and review of progress. Positive feedback on how to improve and develop these workbooks are welcome and I also acknowledge that some of these resources have been amalgamated from other authors whose hard work is much appreciated.
Data and Market Analysis and Sales Forecasting Workbook
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Data and Market Analysis and Sales Forecasting Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of data analysis, market analysis and sales forecasting. The work provides a variety of case studies, tasks, presentations and assignments for students to complete and finishes with a self-assessment and review of progress. It is particularly useful for students following the WJEC/EDUQAS board but also Edexcel and OCR who have retained these techniques. It is meant as a workbook that teachers and students can use to support their study of these key areas and which can be dipped in and out of rather than following all the way through.