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Activity 4:

To choose the correct statement and motivate your choice

[lo 1.3]

Imagine that you, as the leader of a particular community, have decided that the price of shoes is exorbitantly high. You promulgate a law enforcing a drastic reduction of shoe prices on all producers of shoes.

What will shoe dealers (entrepreneurs) who do not know of the law think when they see the reduced prices at the shoe factories?

≤ Consumers want more shoes.

≤ Consumers want fewer shoes.

Which of the statements that follow will be true once the law is established?

≤ More entrepreneurs will enter the shoe trade.

≤ Fewer entrepreneurs will enter the shoe trade.

≤ There won’t be any difference.

Reasons for your answer:

  • Profit

A trader cannot force a consumer to buy from him. The consumer has the choice of buying many different articles from thousands of traders. Why would he buy from any particular trader?

This is a problem that affects every businessman. How can any client be persuaded to buy from his business and not from a competitor? He therefore has to ensure that his prices are as attractive as possible, but this makes it more difficult to make a profit .

Activity 5:

To plan ahead and create interest for your product

[lo 4.1]

At market day you run a cake stall selling homemade cakes. You discover that there will be another similar stall. How can you attract clients to your stall?

What will work better:

  • Selling whole cakes?
  • Selling slices of cake?


Do you think it is wise to have a cake stall at a school market day?


It is important to sell products in which consumers have some interest.

You have to offer your services at a price that consumers are willing to pay for that service.


Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
THE ECONOMIC CYCLEThe learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the economic cycle within the context of ‘the economic problem’.
We know this when the learner:
1.1 explains needs and wants and how the differences between them impact on communities and the environment;
1.2 describes the different types of businesses and activities within the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors;
1.3 explains the concepts ‘free’ and ‘economic’ (scarce) goods, and the influence of demand and supply on market prices.
LO 4
ENTREPRENEURIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLSThe learner will be able to demonstrate entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes.
We know this when the learner:
4.1 compares essential characteristics and skills needed to be entrepreneurial from two different simple case studies of practising entrepreneurs in own community;
4.2 uses idea generation techniques to make recommendations on using community resources to generate income in a responsible way.


  • Read and discuss the newspaper report about a young entrepreneur who saw an opportunity to generate an income.
  • Study the information that has been given about self-employment in six different countries, draw conclusions and present the information graphically once the data have been converted to percentages.
  • Read and discuss the paragraph by way of an introduction to economic principles.
  • Guide the learners to realise that private property ownership leads to motivation and a pride in own “products”.
  • Here learners come to realise that (the development of) “money” as a means of payment (commodity used for barter) is indispensable and that the price of a product is determined by the demand that exists for it.
  • Here learners are guided to understand the fine balance between an attractive selling price and a good profit on products.

Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
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Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
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Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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