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Economic and management sciences

Grade 6

The business plan

Module 9

How will the business be run?

  • How will the business be run?

Thousands of people buy and sell products and services, but all businesses are not run in the same manner. Some sell from a mobile unit (ice-cream seller), others do their business from a stall along the street, or on the pavement, while other entrepreneurs run their businesses from their homes.

  • Where will the business be located?

It is very important to find the right location for the business. Many entrepreneurs find that their concepts seem to fail right from the start, simply because they are badly situated. An enterprise should be situated as closely as possible to the clients, but the rent of the premises should not be too high.

Answer the following questions after you have decided where to locate your business:

  • What will the address of the business be?
  • Are you sure that the local authority or inhabitants of the area will allow the business in the area?
  • Why have you decided on the particular location?
  • How will the product be stored?

This will depend on the nature of the product . Is it perishable or not? Is it large/small? A store might be required. It is also worth looking at the idea of delivering the product directly to the customer, rather than storing it.

Service , however, cannot be stored. When service is rendered to a client, time is also delivered and should be presented as attractively as possible. Once the time has passed, it cannot be bought back. To generate income from time, you have to strive to be busy doing so every moment of the day. This means that you have to concentrate on special offers during the quiet season of the year.

In the rain season the price of washing cars could, for instance, be lower because cars tend to become dirty sooner and owners might consider washing them more frequently.

Try to determine the time of year of the quiet season by experience and then make adjustments to the price of the product to compensate for this.

  • How will the product/service be distributed to customers?

What will it cost to transport the product from the production point or purchase point to the client? Will vehicles or extra staff members be required? Remember that the product has to reach the client in good condition. Speedy delivery is therefore important. You have to be able to do it better and faster than your competitors.

If the idea is to sell "vetkoek" (dampers) with minced meat fillings to scholars, it will not be prepared at the school. Break times will have to be determined and the production schedule will have to be planned in such a way that the "vetkoek" arrives at the different schools while it is fresh and warm.

In South Africa, where service is often poor, the speed and reliability of the service is an important factor and could ensure the success of your business.

  • How will after-sales service be provided?

Will any service be offered to the client after the sale of the service or product and where would this service be available? Would there be visits to the client's home or would the service be provided from the business premises? If any promises are made or guarantees are offered to the client, they should be honoured.

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
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