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This is what our calculation will look like:

Sales: 100 hot dogs @ R6,00 each = R600,00

Cost of products: 100 hot dogs @ R2,75 each, and sauce @ R25,00 = R300,00

Gross profit as first indicator (sales less cost of product) = R300,00

Operating costs: Stall @ R50,00 and 20 posters @ R8,00 each = R210,00

Operational profit = R 90,00

It seems, therefore, that the enterprise will be profitable. The selling price, as provisionally determined by taking the market indicators into account, can thus remain unchanged. If the calculation did not show a profit, we could have considered adjusting the selling price upwards.

There are important tests that have to be done to ensure that the project is truly viable: we have to determine where the breakeven point is in case we are not able to reach the goal of selling 100 hot dogs.


Determine the financial viability of your business idea by carrying out the above-mentioned steps, using your data.


Learning Outcomes (LOs)
LO 4
Business, Consumer and Financial Knowledge and Skills The learner is able to apply, in a responsible manner, a range of business, consumer and financial skills.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this if the learner:
4.1 generates, through SWOT analysis, possible business ideas to meet the need for manufactured goods or services;
4.2 develops a business plan (including a budget) for a manufacturing, service or tourism concern based on the best business opportunity from the ideas generated;
4.3 engages in the business activity planned and discusses the reasons for choosing a particular form of ownership;
4.4 conducts a marketing campaign to promote a product and discusses the self-selected advertising media;
4.5 researches the role of small, medium and micro enterprises in wealth and job processes.



  1. Seek and utilise new opportunities



Takes chances (moved from Jhb to Cape Town)


  1. Job creation

Improvement of quality of life


  • The aim of the research assignment is to make the learners realise that support opportunities do exist and that one does not necessarily have to fall back on one’s own resources. Learners must also realise that the government regards successful small business initiatives as important, and supports such initiatives.

The purpose of the class discussions is to make the learners

realise that opportunities exist where one does not expect to find them or that there are opportunities one might not have thought of before;

become accustomed to lateral thinking;

understand that ideas should be tested properly right from the start; that one cannot embark on something, and spend time and money on an enterprise just to realise later that it isn’t working.

A further aim is to generate work of a high quality in the classroom. Otherwise learners could easily keep themselves occupied with ideas that are not suitable for exercises later in the module.


  • This activity has been set out in such a way that the learners can work through it on their own with some support from you. You do not need additional guidelines.
  • A major part of the activity is the same as the work covered in Grade 8. However, it must be done again, seeing that it is the preamble to the following activity.
  • The comments to the Grade 8 teacher are repeated here as they are very important:
  • Testing the viability of the business idea allows the learner to deal with important concepts in the field of financial business management and you must make sure that they fully understand the concepts. The difference between product costs and operational costs and the meaning of gross profit must be fully understood. If the product cost is too high in relation to the selling price, the gross profit will be too low to be able to afford essential operational necessities such as salaries and marketing.
  • The examples in the module can be used to check whether the learners’ calculations are correct.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
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
how can I make nanorobot?
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.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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