Learn Unit 2 1.1 Expanding a Business

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1. State 3 methods a business could use to expand...
1. Merge with another business 2. Acquire (takeover) another business 3. They could grow organically
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2. State 4 advantages of merging your business with another business...
1. Fever competitors 2. Grow quickly 3. If you merge with your supplier, costs could be reduced 4. You could merge with a business who could sell your product
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3. State 3 disadvantages of merging your business with another business...
1. The two different businesses may have different brands e.g. the Body Shop & L'Oreal 2. Loss of jobs due to duplicate roles at the two different businesses 3. Different working practices may make it difficult for staff to work together
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4. State 3 stakeholders and explain how the growth of a business can impact them...
1. Suppliers- they could have pressure put on them to reduce their prices as the business grows (OR they could be given bigger orders) 2. Employees- They may lose their jobs (OR they may get promoted) 3. Customers- There will be less choice for them
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5. State 4 ways a stakeholder can protect their own interests...
1. Strike 2. Lobby government 3. Boycott product 4. Complain
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6. What is meant by growing organically?
This is where a business grows slowly by gradually opening more stores or gradually selling more products. John Lewis has grown organically, for example.
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7. State 3 advantages of growing organically...
1. Easy to manage 2. You don't have to try and merge two different hierarchies 3. Don't have to worry about staff not working well together
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8. What is meant by a merger?
This is where two businesses merge together.
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9. What is meant by an acquisition or takeover?
This is where one business takes over another business.
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10. State 4 benefits of growth...
1. Lower unit cost due to economies of scale 2. Can demand a discount from your suppliers 3. You can afford excellent managers who can make your business run efficiently 4. Customers are more aware of a larger business
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11. State 4 downsides of growth...
1. Media attention which can be bad 2. Poor communication as there are so many staff 3. Staff not motivated as they feel like just a number in such a large business 4. Business is slow to react so could miss out on good opportunities
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12. What are the advantages of growing your business using the franchise method?
•The franchise puts up the money to start the franchise •The franchisee runs the franchise on a day-to-day basis •You can grow the business fast
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13. What are the downsides of growing your business using the franchise method?
•One bad franchise affects the reputation of them all •You have to share the profit •Difficult to manage a lot of franchisees
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