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Assignment Brief:

BTEC HND IN BUSINESS


Unit 33: Small Business Enterprise
Centre Name:

East End College of Business &

Centre No:

10562

Computing

Credit :

15

Level :

Learners Name:
Assessors Name:

Mr Namees Ibrahim

Assessors Signature:

Date:

Date Issued:

First
Date:

Submission Final Submission


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Learner Declaration
I declare that all the work submitted for this assignment is my own work or, in the case of group
work, the work myself and other members of the group in which I worked, and that no part of it
has been copied from any source.
I understand that if any part of the work submitted for this assignment is found to be plagiarised,
none of the work submitted will be allowed to count towards the assessment of the assignment.
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Assessment Feedback Sheet


Assessment Criteria (AC)

Achieved

Comments

Y/N
1.1 produce a profile of a
selected small business
identifying its strengths and
weaknesses

1.2 carry out an analysis of the


business using comparative
measures of performance
2.1 recommend with
justification, appropriate actions
to overcome the identified
weaknesses in the business
2.2 analyse ways in which
existing performance could be
maintained and strengthened

2.3 recommend with


justification, new areas in which
the business could be expanded
3.1 produce an assessment of
existing business objectives and
plans
3.2 revise business plans to
incorporate appropriate
changes
3.3 prepare an action plan to
implement the changes

4.1 report on the impact of the


proposed changes on the
business and its personnel

4.2 plan how the changes will be


managed in the business

4.3 monitor improvements in


the performance of the business
over a given timescale.
M1
The students work shows that
effective judgement regarding
the
recommendations
for
actions to improve the business
has been made
M2
The students work shows that
relevant
theories
and
techniques have been applied to
justify expansion into new areas
of business.
M3
Student
used
appropriate
structure and approach to
present his/her work
D1
The students shows that
conclusions have been arrived at
through synthesis of ideas and
have been justified.

D2
The students work shows that
autonomy/independence
has
been demonstrated
D3
The students shows that self
evaluation has taken place

General Comments:

Overall Grade

Pass /Merit/ Distinction/ Referral

Assessors Signature

Date

Candidate Signature

Date

Aim

The aim of this unit is to give learners the opportunity to focus on the processes involved, through
change management, of reviewing and improving the performance of a small business enterprise.

Unit abstract

This unit is designed primarily for learners who are interested in small business enterprises and
looks at the development and expansion of these businesses. The unit will be particularly
appropriate for learners currently working in a small business enterprise. The unit is also
appropriate for learners who have had work placements or work experience in small businesses
and for learners who wish to pursue careers in the small business sector of the economy.

The governments vision is for more people in the UK to have the opportunity, aspiration and
motivation to use their talent and initiative to be enterprising, and to have an increased
proportion of people starting a business. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is
responsible for small business and enterprise policy. Statistics from the Federation of Small
Businesses website show that there are almost 5 million small businesses in the UK, almost 14
million people are employed in small- and medium-sized enterprises and over half a million
people start up their own businesses every year. The small business sector provides employment
and career opportunities which may appeal to many learners not attracted to a career in large
organisations.

The unit draws together many of the topics covered in other units and allows learners to practise
the business skills needed in reviewing and managing the performance of a small enterprise.

Task 1:
For this task, please select a company and answer the following questions through a well panned
PowerPoint slide presentation and a supporting report in its context:
Q1.1 Produce a profile of a selected small business identifying its strengths and weaknesses
(AC1.1)
Q1.2 Carry out an analysis of the business using comparative measures of performance (AC 1.2)

Task 2:

For this task you may continue with the same company you have selected for Task1.

Q2.1 Recommend with justification, appropriate actions to overcome the identified weaknesses in
the business (AC 2.1)
Q2.2 Analyse ways in which existing performance could be maintained and strengthened (AC 2.2)
Q2.3 Recommend with justification, new areas in which the business could be expanded (AC 2.3)
Task 3:
For this task, you may continue with same company you have used for the previous task.

3.1 Produce an assessment of existing business objectives and plans (AC 3.1)
3.2 Revise business plans to incorporate appropriate changes (AC 3.2)
3.3 Prepare an action plan to implement the changes (AC 3.3)
Task 4:
You may use the same organisation as for Task3 to answer the following questions:
4.1 Report on the impact of the proposed changes on the business and its personnel (AC 4.1)

4.2 Plan how the changes will be managed in the business (AC 4.2)
4.3 Monitor improvements in the performance of the business over a given timescale (AC 4.3)

Plagiarism/Collusion
Any act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the regulations.
In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting somebody elses work as your own, It includes copying information
directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework
as an individual effort; copying another students coursework; stealing coursework from
another student and submitting it as your own work.

Collusion is working collaboratively with another learner to produce work that is submitted as
the individual learners work.

Suspected acts of plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will
be dealt with according to the college procedure.

Guideline

Ensure that all work had been proof-read and checked prior to submission.
Ensure that the layout of your documents is in a professional format.
Ensure that all references are quoted at the end of any question/document
submitted (preferred: Harvard referencing).
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Ensure that you back-up your work regularly and apply version control to your
documents.
Ensure that there is an accompanying front cover sheet with your details, the
unit details and your lecturers name.
The college will retain your assessment copy so it is advisable for you to keep a
copy for your own record.

Student Instructions:
Need to submit all assignments on time.
Need to have a turnitin report attached to the assignment
Its advisable that students get feedback for each section of the assignment in the
class itself (formative feedback)
Presentation skills though not assessedare very important for the delivery of
section-1, a poor presentation may lead to re-submission.
Plagiarism and Collusion will not be tolerated

1.13 Feedback and Assessment:


Students are given regular feedback on their summative and formative assignments.
Dates: Formative Feedback 5th, 6th, 9th 11th and 12th Week
Summative Feedback - TBA

1.14 Academic Malpractice:


Plagiarism and Collusion are treated as a serious academic offence and college has zero
tolerance policy. You will find details of this policy in programme hand book or in student
hand book. East End Computing and Business College will follow Buckinghamshire New
University policy as and where applicable.

1.15 Referencing and Citation:


Harvard Referencing is compulsory for all the assignments/course works at level-4/5
1.16 Acknowledgements:

Cass Business School Module Hand Book sample


Middlesex University Module Hand Book sample
Pearson Edexcel Unit specifications
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