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1.1 - Objectives

The BBC GCSE Bitesize website has some fantastic revision notes on business objectives:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/aims/partnershiprev1.shtml

Or if you prefer, watch the video:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/aims/partnershipsvid.shtml

There is also an online multiple choice quiz from the BBC GCSE Bitesize:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine?quiz=aims;templateStyle=business

Follow this link for some very cool interactive quizzes and games on business objectives:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/GcseBusiness/Activities/activitymenu.htm

Teachers can also register free of charge on the TES website for some fantastic resources, such as this one
created by Tutor2u:
https://account.tes.co.uk/LogOn?rtn=teaching-resource/Quiz-on-Mission-Statements-3001210/

Here's a great interactive Blockbusters game on business objectives:
http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/quiz-busters/quiz-busters-game.aspx?game_id=7274

For more on SMART objectives, look at the tutor2u website:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-what-are-smartobjectives/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tutor2u-BusinessBlog+(tutor2u+Business+Studies+Blog)#When:15:21:00Z

Or visit the Learn Marketing website to get examples of SMART objectives:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/aims/partnershipsvid.shtml

1.2 - Types of organisation

Follow this link for some very cool interactive business organisation quizzes and games:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/GcseBusiness/Activities/activitymenu.htm

Have a go at this 'Who wants to be a millionaire' fun interactive game – you only get 10 seconds per question though(!)
http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/bus/gcse/millionairegame.swf

This is an entertaining 2-minute video from the BBC about how businesses in the games console industry
are competing for customers:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12082510

Teachers (and students) should be able to make good use of this revision worksheet from tutor2u:
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/worksheets/Stakeholders.pdf

To read more about why stakeholder objectives might conflict, read this:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-why-might-the-objectives-of-stakeholders-be-in-conflict/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tutor2u-BusinessBlog+(tutor2u+Business+Studies+Blog)#When:14:27:01Z

For those interested in reading more about the influence stakeholders can have on a business, read this:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-what-power-do-stakeholders-have-over-what-a-business-does/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Tutor2u-BusinessBlog+(tutor2u+Business+Studies+Blog)#When:14:11:00Z

1.3 - Factors of Production

Follow this link to find explanations and examples of the factors of production used in a business:
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/theory/theory--factors-production--135.php

Go to this website to find explanations and examples of job specialisation and the division of labour:
http://school.jslocombe.com/canterbury/s3/unit1/specialisation.html

Follow this website and try out the interactive tasks to help you understand the nature of enterprise and what makes a successful entrepreneur:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/busactivity/activity/enterprise11.htm

Go to this website to find an explanation of enterprise and the skills required to be a successful entrepreneur:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/aims/publicsectorrev1.shtml

Test your knowledge of enterprise by following this link to a multiple choice quiz:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine? quiz=enterprise;templateStyle=business

Here is a brief overview, with definitions of the factors of production:

Go to this link to find an overview of the factors of production:
http://tutor2u.net/economics/gcse/revision_notes/basics_factors_of_production.htm

Here is an explanation and examples of the types of factors of production used in a real-life company:
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/theory/theory--factors-production--135.php

1.4 - Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Activity

Follow this link for a fun drag and drop game in which you are required to identify which sector of industry a business belongs:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

Here is another drag and drop game which requires you to drag items to the correct box to complete the chain of production:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

Go to tutor2u for a revision worksheet plus answers on how to classify businesses:
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/worksheets/Classification-of-Business.pdf

Follow this link to find an example of the interdependence of the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of industry:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/busactivity/activity/production12.htm

Follow this link for brief notes and images of businesses in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of industry:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/aims/aimsandactivitiesrev3.shtml

Follow this link for a mind map showing the nature of production and examples of businesses in each sector of industry:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/busactivity/presentation/production1_map.htm

1.5 - Business Location

Try this quiz on business location from Business Studies Online:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

Read these revision notes on BBC Bitesize:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/environment/alocalcommunityrev1.shtml

Have a go at this quiz from BBC Bitesize to test your knowledge:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine?quiz=location;templateStyle=business

Some more revision notes from The Times.
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/theory/theory--business-location--249.php

Revision notes from Dinesh Bakshi are available at:
http://www.dineshbakshi.com/Production/Revision-Notes/location-decisions.html

Here's a video case study and worksheet from tutor2u.com highlighting the cost implications of the location decision.:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/video-case-study-flexible-storage-is-a-boom-business/

The Apprentice UK series 4 episode 1 shows how crucial the location decision can be for business success. Watch the episode on YouTube here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7BBV2y0ipQ&feature=related

1.6 - Government influences on business activity and objectives

Follow this link to find information and interactive tasks to help you to improve your understanding of the economic environment within which businesses exist:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/external/lesson/context1.htm

Follow this link to a series of resources and interactive activities on economic influences on businesses:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/external/lesson/influence1.htm

Follow this link to information and interactive activities to help you to understand how exchange rates impact upon business:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/international/lesson/business2.htm

Follow this link for some notes on the impact of unemployment on businesses:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-how-are-businesses-affected-by-unemployment/#extended

Follow this link for some notes on the impact of changing interest rates on businesses:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-how-are-businesses-affected-by-changes-in-interest-rates/#extended

Here are some notes which summarise the costs and benefits of inflation:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/qa-outline-the-main-costs-and-benefits-of-inflation/#extended

Follow this link to watch a short video from the BBC on the meaning of GDP:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/a-beginners-guide-to-gdp/#extended

Go to the National Grid for Learning (NGFL), for a free downloadable PowerPoint on economic conditions, with teachers' notes and additional student notes:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/14/default.html

For an excellent PowerPoint explaining the impact of interest rates on small businesses go to:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=33

For a short PowerPoint explaining the impact of business cycles on small businesses go to:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=33

Play a fun concentration and memory game to review the meaning of different employment laws:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

A recession can sometimes bring opportunities for some businesses. Click on this YouTube link to watch a video about a business that has taken advantage of such opportunities:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elneiLx4eXs

For a PowerPoint on consumer law, with additional teachers notes and student notes please go to:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/13/people_in_business.html

Follow this link to find a discussion of the impact of the USA selling chickens at very low prices in China:
http://l.wbx.me/l/?p=1&instId=2f21b067-0e0e-4eaa-b86d-b4f4ead5f181&token=869c016103c486148046bf5c7ae8073672f762af0000012e448a2b66&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tutor2u.net%2Fblog%2Findex.php%2Fgcse-economics%2F

Follow this link to find some brief revision notes on quotas and tariffs:
http://tutor2u.net/economics/gcse/revision_notes/international_trade_protectionism_trade_barriers_and_free_trade.htm

Here is a cool video produced by the BBC on exchange rates:
http://l.wbx.me/l/?p=1&instId=2f21b067-0e0e-4eaa-b86d-b4f4ead5f181&token=869c016103c486148046bf5c7ae8073672f762af0000012e448a2b66&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tutor2u.net%2Fblog%2Findex.php%2Fgcse-economics%2F


1.7 - External Influences

Follow this link to a series of resources and interactive activities on the political, social and technological influences on business:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/external/lesson/influence2.htm

Go to the National Grid for Learning for a free downloadable PowerPoint on environmental issues, with teachers' notes:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/14/default.html

Follow this link for some revision notes on how society influences businesses to act ethically:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/environment/acompetitivemarketrev1.shtml

Take a multiple choice quiz on the impact of businesses acting ethically:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine?quiz=ethics;templateStyle=business

Follow this link to an article by the BBC discussing how technology may revolutionise recruitment in the future:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12194581

Here are 3 video clips which show some of the ethical issues surrounding the production of clothes by fashion retailers in less developed countries:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/csr-lesson-video-clips-from-blood-sweat-and-t-shirts/#extended

Here is another video clip which shows some of the issues surrounding the use of child labour in the production of clothing:
http://www.tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/business-studies/comments/csr-lesson-video-child-labour-in-bangladesh/

Follow this link to read a newspaper article which reports how a pressure group manages to make a tea producing company stop testing their product on animals:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/pg-tips-maker-agrees-to-halt-animal-tests-on-its-tea-2202615.html

Here is a link to a presentation on business and the environment (please note that some of the content goes beyond the scope of the specification):
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/presentations/external/environmental/player.html


Here is a page of revision notes outlining the costs and benefits of e-commerce (e-business):
http://tutor2u.net/business/gcse/marketing_ecommerce.htm

Here is a short page of notes on the impact of e-commerce (e-business) on businesses:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/ict/implications/2workpatternsrev4.shtml


Here is a mind map which summarises the external influences on business:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/16-19/business/external/presentation/influences_map.htm


1.8 - Judging Success

Some notes from the Times on how to judge business success:
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/theory/theory--criteria-for-judging-success--147.php

Here is an interesting article on the criteria for judging business success:
http://www.thinkinglike.com/Essays/Measuring-Success-In-Small-Business.html

A good summary of the topic can be found here:
http://www.surepayroll.com/articles/small-business/how-to-measure-success-of-small-business.asp

A news story showing a very successful year for British Gas in terms of profits:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/british-gas-profits-soar-to-record-high-of-163742m- 2225085.html

Jaguar Land Rover has created a lot of jobs in the UK due to the continuing popularity of their products. Read about it here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-12198972

Home Depot is paying large dividends to shareholders as a result of its continued success. Read about it here:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/254346-home-depot-promises-yearly-dividend-increases-and-targets-40- payout-ratio

Here is an interesting blog from Tutor2u.com on Apple increasing its share of the computer market, yet another example of Apple's ongoing success story:
http://tutor2u.net/blog/index.php/economics/comments/competition-in-action-apple-gains-market-share- in-the-us-computer-market/