Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module covers the full range of issues in establishing a business in the private or third sectors. This includes business plans and planning; business ideas and opportunities; enterprise start-up; market analysis; sales forecasting; legal forms of business; profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheet forecasting; breakeven analysis; sensitivity analysis; sources of funds; funding strategies; bank lending; venture capital; accounting for VAT and PAYE; enterprise growth and growth strategies; operations planning; franchising; exit strategies; risk analysis; contingency planning.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
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