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    Evaluate the strategies that a business can adopt during a recession

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    Thus it is more crucial than ever for a business to ensure its best cash flow during a recession. Rickmers said it is only giving out about 14 per cent of its distributable cash flow because it is continuing its cash conservation efforts amid unresolved financing issues. Its charter revenue rose 29 per cent to US $38 million in the quarter. The constraints of this strategy are plentiful. If the business must take tight control of its cash flow then it will be rigid and less able to respond to sudden one-off increases in demand, and so miss possible greater profit (the opportunity cost).

    • Word count: 1902
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    Marketing Management - Swisher Mower and Machine Company.

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    With manufacturing plant in Warrensburg, Missouri, SMC owned an annual capacity of 10,000 riding mower units on a single 40-hour-per-week shift with distribution mainly in non-metropolitan areas. About 75% of sales of SMC were made in non-metropolitan areas. SMC sold 30% through wholesalers, 25% through direct-to-dealer, 40% as private-label, and the rest 5% as exports. It sold the Ride King through wholesalers, who located throughout the country, focusing on farm dealers situated in the south central and southeastern US. SMC remained a profitable company since its founding with a net profit return on sales of 10 percent or more annually.

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    Describe how political, legal and social factors are impacting upon the business activities of Tescos in the UK and China.

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    Spending on infrastructure is another political factor that can affect a business. The government uses money they receive from taxes to improve the road, rail and communication infrastructure. The government has improved the roads service enabling Tesco to locate in various areas and have their products distributed with ease. With Tesco having the ability to locate anywhere and still being able to supply an extensive range of products, this could increase the business Tesco attracts. By enhancing the skills of population the government has established and education framework in order to ensure that the population is well trained and the country has the ability to compete internationally.

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    I am going to write about the different stakeholders who influence the purpose of the two contrasting businesses, Cadburys and the Association of Organics Recycling .

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    The more products that they buy the higher Cadburys profits and sales will become. The sales revenue will be increased therefore the aims and objectives of Cadburys will be met. * Shareholders - They have part ownership of the business and they influence the purpose of Cadbury because they are giving capital into the business from buying shares on the stock exchange. By doing this they help out financially and therefore Cadbury can operate more smoothly, giving a better service.

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    Marks and Spencer aims and objectives

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    "Continue to invest in and grow our core UK retail business, by introducing new goods and services" Marks and Spencer are currently providing their customers with food and clothing service. Marks and Spencer are aiming to continue investing in and grow with providing service to their retail businesses. Marks and Spencer update their products they do this by introducing new good and services. They have currently succeeded in introducing new products like clothes wear for all ages and gender. By doing this will help them to meet their long term objective of growing and investing within UK retails.

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    Sainsbury's Stakeholders and their Job Roles

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    This would lead to share prices raising therefore, the link between customers and shareholders, in that good relations with one, leads to good relations with the other. There is evidence of this link on the Sainsbury website, which shows that when money was spend reducing prices, share prices fell, but as more customers were attracted, due to the lower prices, the share price increased due to a larger market share, which lead to increased profits. This is where Sainsbury have to decide, which stakeholder to satisfy or try to satisfy both, since they can retain profit for development or pay it out as dividends.

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    ASDA's Ownership

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    As well as a PLC and Partnership, there are also other types of businesses. There are: * Franchises * Private Limited Companies * Co Operatives * Sole Traders Franchise A Franchise is a business, but it doesn't involve the normal risks of starting of as a sole trader. To sum a franchise up, it is a little business that gradually expands. It's like a growing child. It starts of as a baby (the start of the business) and grows into a man (the end of the business growing). Typical examples of a franchise are, The Body Shop, BSM and Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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    easyJet favours an informal company culture with a very flat management structure, which it believes eliminates unnecessary and wasteful layers of management. easyJet has a casual dress policy for all office based employees and bans ties with the exception of pilots. The airline is based at Hangar 89, a bright orange building adjacent to the main taxiway at Luton Airport. In an industry where corporate HQs are generally considered to be the ultimate status symbol, it underlines the low cost approach of easyJet.

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  • To what extent does profit motivate the owners of small shops?

    "After doing my primary research on the 4 small shops, and doing secondary researches on book, I come to the conclusion of that profit is the key motivation for owners of small shops. The rest of the factor, are a subsidiary, without profit the rest of the factors cannot be achieved, such as reputation, growth., personal satisfaction... However, once a shop is well stabled, reputation becomes a major factor for motivation, as important as profit. High profits and prestige, motivates the owner of small shops, because they feel they are carrying out well their job. In conclusion, Profit and reputation are the major motivation factors for small shop owners, without them, they cannot achieve other objectives such as growth, survival, personal satisfaction, income, personal wealth... 1 See Appendix 1"

  • To what extent is profit a good indicator of the success of an organisation

    "In conclusion, defining appropriate success measurements of an organization is not a simple affair. It involves a focus on what stakeholders want rather than what the organisation is achieving. Often determining success measurements requires a long-term view. Though profit is a good indicator, it can not reveal how an organisation runs. In some cases, like in the not-for-profit organisation, profit is not an indicator of success of an organisation at all. So there is no exact answer to respond what extent is profit a good indicator of success of an organisation. But reader should recognize that we can solve this problem by analysing profit that organisation achieve with a lot of other external complications."

  • Discuss the likely impact on the success of UK businesses of UK membership of the eurozone (adopting the Euro currency). (40 marks)

    "In conclusion, the adoption of euro will encourage trade which will benefit the every business as they might have more revenue gained, also could have boost some profit to the business and lead to a greater success. But the adoption could also lead to a great danger, it is because if the UK joins the eurozone, UK will be also affected by the crisis in Greece and lead to depreciation in euro, and businesses will be suffered a lot and some may even lose out in the market. Also at present there are still no plans for the UK to join the euro, so now businesses can suffer less, and also as UK expectation growing, business might reach success soon."

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