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Planning.If you fail to plan you planto fail
What is planning?Planning is setting out a goal and stating how you are going to achieve that goal.
What are goals? Aims Objectives Targets What   you want to achieve
Why do we plan?   1. Aims and activities are established clearly.   2. Everyone knows what they are working towards.   ...
Why do businesses plan?   1 To foresee and anticipate future trends/changes    in consumer tastes/problems.   2 It allow...
SWOT Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
Strengths and Weaknesses  Strengths       Weaknesses Are positive    Are negative Are internal    Are internal Are pr...
Opportunities and Threats  Opportunities         Threats Are positive         Are positive Are external         Are ex...
Plans should be SMARTSpecificMeasurableAgreedRealisticTimed
Swot analysis of a business   Strengths can include        (i)Location        (ii)Product/service        (iii)Staff      ...
•   Opportunities can include      (i) New markets/expansion      (ii) New products• Threats    (i) Competition    (ii) Co...
Visits out to a local businessenterprise is very beneficial asa class activity.   Describe the factors that contributed t...
Evaluation is the reviewing ofan activity with a view toassessing if it wassuccessful/analysing theinformation to see if i...
Why it is important to evaluateyour visit?1  To review if arrangements went to plan. 2 To see what changes need to be ma...
Methods that could be used toevaluate a visit out.
1 Questionnaire:•   Can be given to the organization visited as    well as to the class.Reasons:Easy to administer/collate...
2.Class Discussion:Varying opinions and discussions can betaken on board.Reasons :Easy to organizeEveryone can participate...
3 Quality of reportIf it has enoughinformation/correct type ofinformation been learned.Reasons:Easy method to use as all c...
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  1. 1. Planning.If you fail to plan you planto fail
  2. 2. What is planning?Planning is setting out a goal and stating how you are going to achieve that goal.
  3. 3. What are goals? Aims Objectives Targets What you want to achieve
  4. 4. Why do we plan? 1. Aims and activities are established clearly. 2. Everyone knows what they are working towards. 3. You can check the progress of the activity against the plan/to see if any changes are needed/make decisions. 4. It allows a time frame and deadlines which keeps everyone on track. 5. To draw up budgets/schedule of costs/be aware of financial requirements/resources needed/required when applying for a loan or a grant. 6. Carry out SWOT analysis, look at competition, identify weaknesses/anticipate problems.
  5. 5. Why do businesses plan? 1 To foresee and anticipate future trends/changes in consumer tastes/problems. 2 It allows you set realistic goals/targets which are achievable. 3 You can review existing position and see if any changes are needed/make decisions. 4 You are aware of financial requirements and a plan is needed if applying for a loan or grant. 5 You can draw up budgets and limit spending/purchase equipment in the future. 6 To keep ahead of the competition.
  6. 6. SWOT Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats
  7. 7. Strengths and Weaknesses Strengths Weaknesses Are positive  Are negative Are internal  Are internal Are present  Are present
  8. 8. Opportunities and Threats Opportunities Threats Are positive  Are positive Are external  Are external Are in the future  Are in the future
  9. 9. Plans should be SMARTSpecificMeasurableAgreedRealisticTimed
  10. 10. Swot analysis of a business Strengths can include (i)Location (ii)Product/service (iii)Staff (iv) Reputation (v)Awards won (vi)Loyal customers – Goodwill Weaknesses can include (i)Poor management (ii)In need of capital (iii)Out of date premises/equipment
  11. 11. • Opportunities can include (i) New markets/expansion (ii) New products• Threats (i) Competition (ii) Cost of finance (iii) Economic downturn.
  12. 12. Visits out to a local businessenterprise is very beneficial asa class activity. Describe the factors that contributed to the success or failure of the visit. 1 How well the visit was planned 2 Did arrangements work according to plan? 3 Participation of all the class members. 4 How welcoming/prepared the organization we visited were for us. 5 The quality of the research on the organization.
  13. 13. Evaluation is the reviewing ofan activity with a view toassessing if it wassuccessful/analysing theinformation to see if it was asuccess or failure/to alter howwe would do the activity in thefuture.
  14. 14. Why it is important to evaluateyour visit?1 To review if arrangements went to plan. 2 To see what changes need to be made for future activities. 3 To review each persons role/ teamwork of the class. 4 To see if it is worth repeating. 5 To see were the desired aims met.
  15. 15. Methods that could be used toevaluate a visit out.
  16. 16. 1 Questionnaire:• Can be given to the organization visited as well as to the class.Reasons:Easy to administer/collate results.Can be completed anonymously.Generally inexpensive.Good response rate.They are objective.
  17. 17. 2.Class Discussion:Varying opinions and discussions can betaken on board.Reasons :Easy to organizeEveryone can participate.Allows one to see how much waslearned.Good to show improvement or practicein communication skills.
  18. 18. 3 Quality of reportIf it has enoughinformation/correct type ofinformation been learned.Reasons:Easy method to use as all classmembers must produce a report.Reports can be compared easily.

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