Types of Businesses
A local business is a business that is operates in a small area and sells products to a local population. An example of a local business could be a franchise such as Swami's. Swami’s is a single store that only sells products to customers that live close to the shop in the areas rather than shipping out products around the country.
National businesses are businesses that sell to customers across a single nation/country. This may be a company that has multiple stores all over country like Barclays.
An international business is a business that operates and sells their products across multiple countries within one global area, for example ...view middle of the document...
They have to register with the charity commissions that make sure that the money made goes to the chosen charity of their choice. An example of this would be NSPCC AND RSPCA.
The purpose of businesses
Reasons for business
People make business for different reasons such as just to make a profit to earn a living, some do it to for fill a need and some to help others with their problems or troubles.
How profit is made
Profit is made when you sell a product for more than you obtained it for. The formula for this would be “Profit=Selling price(S.P)-Cost Price(C.P)” an example of this would be a company makes a product for 30p and sells each one of for 50p so they make a 20p profit for each one, if they sell 50,000, them they have made an overall profit of £10,000.00
Profit business – profit businesses aim to make more money they paid for a product. They would achieve this by buying a certain product for ‘x’ amount of money and sell it for more than they originally paid for it. Businesses would buy the products in large bulks as it lowers the price and gains them a bigger profit. They aim for profit because they are not really trying to provide a service for others, just to take their money.
Non-profit business – non-profit businesses would be a charity business. They would raise money and use it to help others in need of help. Examples of this would be the NSPCC. Other examples could also be the police, schools, fire services as they do not do it for a profit, they do it to provide a service for those in need.
How they supply their products/services
People can buy products from many places from different stores. They could be into the store and look at the products being offered and make a decision on if they want to buy it or not or they could go on their website and order it at home and get it delivered at and extra price. They offer different services such as delivery of the internet and they can offer many different products. Beauchamps provide a service of having students come into the school and learn. They also have an online web portal for all students and parents to look at for information about work, they school and many others. They would also use this to help supply there students with the right equipment for the future at the school. The offer products from pens to all clothes. McDonald’s offer many product such as the food they sell to feed their customers. McDonalds sell all their products in store and none of it online. They do have multiple stores all over the world for customers to buy from. They are fast food so customers do not have long to wait for their food however if the customers do not want to wait in store, McDonalds have a drive-thru where all products can also be bought.
Public and Private
Public businesses are run by the government and any decisions that are going to be made must be consulted with them. However a private company is owned by a single or group of people that are...