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Exploring Business Purpose A report on four Business organisations operating in the Sheffield area By Hussain mousa Introduction I have chosen four different types of businesses and I will write an informal report describing each one in terms of purpose, ownership, size and scale. My chosen organisations are as follow: * Tesco * Red Cross * MacDonald's * Alsultan shop Explanation of terms There are some business terms which I mentioned above and I will talk about what these mean in business. These terms are purpose, ownership, size and scale. Purpose The purpose is the object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or a goal. The business definition of this term is that what the organisation is aiming for or what is their intention of setting up the organisation e.g. Does it sell goods or services, does it aim to make a profit, does it provide its goods/services at cost or below cost. Ownership Ownership in business is who owns the organisation or in other words it is who the organisation belongs to, whether it is a sole trader, partnership, private limited company, public limited company, franchise or workers' cooperative. I will give a brief description of what each one means. A Sole trader This means that the business is only owned by one person. The sole trader bears alone full responsibility for the actions of the business and keeps all the profit. ...read more.


Scale Tesco is a multinational company and it has been expanding abroad rapidly. Tesco is the third largest world's grocery retailer and it has over 1800 stores in the UK and operates more than 800 stores abroad. Red Cross: Red Cross strives to help people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. Red Cross is a part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. Red Cross enables vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over it helps them to recover and move on with their lives. Purpose The main purpose of Red Cross is to provide a service, and this service includes helping the needy people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. Red Cross does not aim to make profit in its activity as it is a charity organisation which earns the money and operates its activities through the donations from different sources. there different sorts of help and assistance Red Cross provide people in crisis such as, buying food, water, shelter materials and medicine. Red Cross also respond to disasters and conflicts around the world. Ownership Red Cross is owned and run by the trustees of the charity. It is a charity which means that it gets the money by raising money by activities or people donate for the Red Cross through donations and Aid tax, legacies and from individuals, in addition it obtains the money from the government as well, by the fact that charities do not pay tax on any donations. ...read more.


Purpose The purpose of Alsultan shop is to sell food products. Alsultan shop is in the private sector so it is aiming to make profit to be able to survive and also to expand its activity to be including different areas of Sheffield. Ownership Alsultan shop is owned by individuals so it is classed as a sole trader. It is owned by one person and gets all the profit. Size Alsultan shop is a small business and it only has three employees. it operates its activity in Upperthorpe area in Sheffield and plans to open another branch in another area of Sheffield by the beginning of next year. The sales in Alsultan shop is estimated between �2000 and �2800 per day and it is expected that the sales will increase by 10% in the next two months after introducing the Pay Point service by the 20th of may 2007. Last year the turnover of Alsultan shop was �50,000. So compared to the surrounding competitors of Alsultan shop in Upperthorpe area, we will find that it has the highest sales and it is likely these to increase in the next few months which will make Alsultan shop able to compete in other areas of Sheffield and other cities if planned. Scale Alsultan shop is a local organisation as it is a sole trader. It is located in Upperthorpe area in Sheffield and it is well known shop in that area. Alsultan was founded in 2004 and it has the ability to expand in other areas of Sheffield. ?? ?? ?? ?? HUSSAIN MOUSA 1 ...read more.

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