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The Business Studies content enables coverage of GCSE Business Studies and BTEC Business Studies for academic and vocational learners. The lessons that students can complete are:

• Adding Value
• Advertising
• An Initial Plan for a Business Idea
• Analysing a Balance Sheet
• Analysing a Profit and Loss Account
• Analysing Cash Flow Forecasts
• Analysing Data for Planning and Decision Making
• Assessing the Suitability of a Business Idea – Estimating Resources
• Be Able to Carry Out Market Research
• Benefits of Promotion to Business
• Benefits of Successful Branding
• Breakeven
• Breakeven Charts
• Breakeven Formula and Charts
• Budgeting
• Business Expenditure
• Business Formats - Limited Companies
• Business Formats - Partnerships
• Business Formats - Public Limited Companies
• Business Formats - Social Enterprise
• Business Formats - Sole Traders
• Business Ideas - Entrepreneurs
• Business Ideas - Innovative Solutions
• Business Ideas - Benefits and Features
• Business Ideas - Meeting the Needs of Customers
• Business Ideas - Researching the Market
• Business Ideas - Selecting a Product or Service and Targeting Customers
• Business Models - Components – Business Objectives
• Business Models - Components – Goods or Service, Delivery, Business Aims
• Business Models - Components – Research
• Business Models - Components – Stakeholders
• Business Models - Definition
• Business Models - Justify Why the Business Idea Will Succeed
• Calculating Profit and Loss
• Cash Flow
• Cash Flow Forecasting
• Closing a Sale
• Closing Techniques
• Communicating With Customers Using Different Types of Communication
• Complying With the Law
• Consistent and Reliable Customer Service



• Effective Brand
• Effects of Good Customer Service
• Employing and Managing Others
• Enterprise in the Business World
• Environment Trends
• Establishing Customer Requirements
• Ethical Codes
• Ethical Trends
• Exceeding Customer Expectations
• Exchange Rates and the Cost of Borrowing
• Feedback and Testing
• Finance for Business
• Financial Modelling and Forecasting
• Financial Statements
• Financial Statements – A Completed Balance Sheet
• Financial Statements – Balance Sheet
• Financial Statements – Profit and Loss Account
• Fixed and Variable Costs
• Gross Profits
• Inflows and Outflow in Cash Flow Forecasting
• Intro:  What is Branding?
• Intro: Lesson - What is Selling?
• Key Features of Selling
• Laws and Regulations
• Legislation
• Liaison With Other Departments
• Limitations of Breakeven
• Local Factors Which Impact on the Business Environment
• Maintaining Appropriate Appearance and Attitude
• Market Mix
• Market Trends and their Impact on Businesses
• Methods of Recording
• National and Local Factors Which Impact on the Business Environment
• National Factors Which Impact on the Business Environment
• Net Profits
• Operating\Running Costs
• Organisational Procedures
• Personal Selling
• Persuading and Reinforcement
• Plan an Idea for a New Business: An Initial Plan for a Business Idea - Supporting Evidence
• Plan an Idea for a New Business: Assessing the Suitability of a Business Idea – Major Barriers
• Plan an Idea for a New Business: Assessing the Suitability of a Business Idea – Resources and an Appropriate Idea
• Plan an Idea for a New Business: An Initial Plan for a Business Idea - Supporting Evidence
• Planning A Promotional Campaign
• Planning Ideas For A Brand
• Preparing for Sales Process
• Preparing Sales Area and Awareness of Personal Space
• Customer Satisfaction
• Developing Customer Care and Building Relationships
• Direct and Indirect Costs
• Direct Marketing
• Costs of Sales and Gross Profit
• Product Knowledge
• Profit and Loss
• Promotional Mix
• Public Relations
• Purpose of Organisational Procedures
• Reflective Practice
• Repeat Purchase
• Research Using Different Media Sources
• Research Using Newspapers
• Researching and Finding Information
• Revenue
• Sales
• Sales Motivation
• Sales Prepartion Skills
• Sales Process
• Sales Promotion
• Selling Techniques
• Size and Type of Business
• Skills of Sales Staff
• Social Trends – Education, Labour Market, Commuting to Work
• Social Trends – Population and Households
• Sources of Help
• Sources of Help – Research and Advice
• Start-Up Costs
• Start-Up Costs and Operating Costs
• Successful Business Ideas – How to Measure Success
• Successful Business Ideas – Identifying New Needs and Continuing to Meet Customer Needs
• Successful Business Ideas – Meeting Customer Needs
• Successful Business Ideas – The Importance of a Strong Vision
• Support and Advice for a Start-Up Business
• Support Networks – Charities and Voluntary Organisations
• Support Networks – Family and Charities
• Support Networks
• Technology Trends
• The Business Environment
• The Economy and How it Impacts on the Business Environment
• The Marketing Plan
• The Marketing Plan - Marketing Concepts Used by Business
• Total Costs
• Types of Branding
• Types of Customers
• Unsuccessful Branding
• Up-Selling
• Using the Internet for Research
• What is Business and What is a Business Objective?
• Why Businesses Promote
• Why Businesses Use Branding
• Customer Care and After-Sales Service
• Customer Enquiries and Dealing with Complaints

Please note: we are adding more content weekly for the learners.