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Every year new start-up businesses begin trading, but only two-thirds will survive into their third year of trading and just half will remain after five years. For most businesses, it is not a lack of customers or poor-quality products or services that are responsible for their failure but simply a lack of cash and business acumen. It is important to have a basic knowledge of managing a business and an overall understanding of the services offered to customers in order to survive.

This course will give students a practical understanding of the key aspects of running a small business or social enterprise. Students will learn about the activities involved in running a small business, including developing good relationships with customers, planning and allocating operational resources, forecasting and budgeting, interpreting financial statements, being an employer, dealing with legislation and regulation, and how to put a business plan together.

Students will develop an understanding of how all the different aspects of running a business interrelate so as to achieve success and develop an appreciation of the benefits and importance of organisation and planning.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Explore how a small business or social enterprise plans and allocates resources to achieve objectives.
  2. Evaluate the customer relationship management process for a small business or social enterprise.
  3. Develop a cash flow forecast and break-even analysis for a small business or social enterprise.
  4. Discuss the financial statements, regulation and legislation that apply to a small business or social enterprise.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

                  Registration process:

                  • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application (online) and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course.
                  • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
                  • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

                  Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

                  The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

                  When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

                  The Course is available as an individual course or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Business. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because Awarding Body applies higher fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Business or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

                  Courses awarded by Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

                  * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

                  Course Curriculum

                  Section One
                  Section Two
                  Section Three
                  Section Four
                  Final Assignments

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