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A shop aimed at providing student focussed revision resources and engaging lesson materials.
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.
Market Research
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Market Research

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This is the latest in the series of simplified marketing notes aimed at Learning Support students of GCSE Business Studies. The notes cover the topics of primary and secondary research, sampling techniques, SWOT Analysis and USP Analysis in an easy to understand manner. There are various tasks for students to complete as they progress through the worksheet.
Trading, Profit and Loss Account (Income Statement)
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Trading, Profit and Loss Account (Income Statement)

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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 One topic of trading, profit and loss accounts (income statements) plus the calculation and interpretation of gross and net profit margins. They explain the main components of a trading, profit and loss account (income statement) and the way that it is constructed. It then shows the calculation of gross and net profit and considers ways in which profit could be improved, before evaluating the calculations of profitability ratios to assess the performance of a business. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation 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.
BRAND NEW COMPLETE AS AQA Business Revision Pack
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BRAND NEW COMPLETE AS AQA Business Revision Pack

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The complete pack of revised and updated AS Business notes designed to support teachers and students in their revision of the course material. This pack represents excellent value and contains all 24 chapters. Specifically it contains revision sheets about what is business?; managers, leadership and decision making; decision making to improve marketing performance; decision making to improve operational performance; decision making to improve financial performance and finally decision making to improve human resource performance.
Motivation
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Motivation

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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 motivation. They explain the benefits of a motivated workforce and then examine the motivational theories of FW Taylor (Scientific Managament), Elton Mayo (Human Relations), Abraham Maslow(Hierarchy of Needs), Frederick Herzberg(Two Factor Theory), Victor Vroom and finish with Porter and Lawler (Expectancy Theory). Financial methods of motivation are then considered with a focus upon piece rate, commission, bonus, salary, profit sharing, share ownership and performance related pay. Finally it examines non-financial means of motivation with a look at consultation, job design, job enlargement, job rotation, job enrichment, empowerment, team working and flexible working. It concludes with an evaluation of the impact of a motivated workforce upon a business. 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.
Sales Forecasting and Correlation Analysis
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Sales Forecasting and Correlation Analysis

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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 One topic of the marketing mix and price. These notes analyse all aspects of sales forecasting and correlation analysis. They consider the use and calculation of 3 period moving averages; the influences acting upon sales forecasts; extrapolation; correlation analysis techniques; scatter graphs; an evaluation of time-series analysis methods; the line of best fit; qualitative forecasting methods (Delphi Technique; Brainstorming and Intuition) and an evaluation of qualitative forecasting. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculation 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.
PEST Factors : Political
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PEST Factors : Political

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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 PEST Analysis. They explain the main political factors that affect business activity and the role of government in providing a stable framework for businesses to operate within. The slides examine taxation and subsidies, fiscal and monetary policy, government regulation and deregulation of markets, the role of government as a purchaser of goods and services from the private sector and considers other relevant issues such as patent law and competitive tendering. 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.
PEST Analysis: Economic
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PEST Analysis: Economic

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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 PEST Analysis. They explain the main economic factors that affect business activity and the impact of economic policy upon stakeholders. They examine the meaning and measurement of economic growth (GDP), the different phases of the business cycle, the measurement, causes and effects of inflation (cost-push and demand-pull), the impact of interest rates and the role of the Bank of England, exchange rates and their link with interest rates and finally the different types, measurements and impacts of unemployment (structural, frictional, cyclical and seasonal). 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.
Workforce Performance
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Workforce Performance

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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 workforce performance. They explain what is meant by labour productivity, absenteeism and labour turnover before showing how each of them is calculated and used in the assessment of workforce performance. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, practice calculations and also a practice essay (all with solutions). The pack also contains a free set of student revision notes.
Markets
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Markets

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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 One topic of markets. They explain what is meant by markets and competition before identifying the features of some of the main types of market e.g. local, national, global, B2B, mass, niche, product, service and seasonal. The slides then analyse and interpret the impact of market data, market share and market size. Next they consider the role, methods and purpose of market segmentation before they conclude with a detailed assessment of markets and degrees of competition found within them. This includes analysis of the full spectrum of competition ranging from perfectly competitive markets to pure monopoly. 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.
Understanding the Role and Importance of Stakeholders
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Understanding the Role and Importance of Stakeholders

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NEW AQA Business Spec 2015 This revision hand out examines the impact that stakeholders have upon a modern business. It starts by analysing what is a stakeholder and their divergent needs before assessing their conflicting and overlapping interests. It then considers the importance of stakeholder mapping in analysing the power and interest of stakeholder groups, before concluding with an assessment of how stakeholder engagement enables a firm to manage their stakeholder relationships more effectively.
Enterprise
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Enterprise

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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 this material is suitable for all boards. These slides and hand out are designed to support the delivery of the Component One topic of enterprise. They explain the meaning of enterprise and SMEs and show how entrepreneurs can spot opportunities in the market. They explain the role of the entrepreneur in creating, setting up, running and developing a business, and their financial and non-financial motives for becoming an entrepreneur. It then assesses the importance of entrepreneurs and SMEs to the economy and the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, before concluding with a summary of why new businesses often fail and a brief evaluation of the various stakeholders who are affected by a business. The slides contain the Quick Fire Five questions, and also a practice essay (with suggested solutions). In addition to the main PowerPoint a PDF copy of the notes has been provided to assist with pupil hand outs.
Aims and Objectives
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Aims and Objectives

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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 aims and objectives. They explain the role of vision statements and their relationship to a business’s aims. They also explain how objectives are used by a business in order to achieve their aims and make use of SMART objectives and mission statements in doing so. They conclude by evaluating the value of value statements, objectives and mission statements and their impact on a business and its stakeholders. 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.
Economies of Scale
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Economies of Scale

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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 economies of scale. They explain what is meant by economies and diseconomies of scale, providing detail about the different types of internal and external economies that a business can face. They then explain the problems caused by diseconomies and analyse some of the reasons as to why small firms survive. 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 A Level Business Unit 2 - Managers, Leadership and Decision Making
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AQA A Level Business Unit 2 - Managers, Leadership and Decision Making

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A 3 part resource that includes detailed teacher PowerPoint resources covering Unit 2 of the AS Business course. PowerPoints include: Understanding management, leadership and decision making Understanding management decision making Understanding the role and importance of stakeholders 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 or calculation questions 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.
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.
Market Research & Business Enterprise Workbook
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Market Research & Business Enterprise Workbook

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A new workbook aimed at developing A Level Business students' understanding of enterprise, market research and sampling methods. Primarily written to support teachers and students following the WJEC/Eduqas specification it is relevant to all boards. 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 starts with an enterprise element that builds upon booklet 1 (Business Enterprise and Business Plans) and this is to help incorporate an element of practical business into the course. I tend to use the Tycoon in Schools programme by Peter Jones for this. It also examines sampling in more detail than is strictly required but this is meant as a resource from which teachers can pick and choose.