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AQA BUSS2 Revision Presentations

AQA BUSS2 Revision Presentations | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
We have a series of streamed revision presentations on tutor2u to help students preparing for AQA BUSS2.
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Presentations to cover the Buss2 specification
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Apple Posts Revised Samsung Apology on UK Website, Hides It Below the Fold

Apple Posts Revised Samsung Apology on UK Website, Hides It Below the Fold | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, we've been following the situation with a court case in the United Kingdom in which Apple was ordered to post an...
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Apple forced to admit that Samsung did not infringe its protected iPad design with their Galaxy Tab devices.  What's more the courts forced them to publish their acknowledgement of this fact, although on their website they still made it difficult for people to read.

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Intellectual Property Office - Copyright

Copyright protects written theatrical musical and artistic works as well as film book layouts sound recordings and broadcasts.
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Intellectual Property Office - Patents

Patents protect the methods and processes that make things work. We can help you decide if a patent is the right type of protection for your invention.
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BBC - Dragons' Den - Entrepreneurs - Sharon Wright

BBC - Dragons' Den - Entrepreneurs - Sharon Wright | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Sharon Wright pitches Magnamole to the Dragons. Watch and read about how she got on and let us know what you think.
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AQA AS Business (BUSS2) - Revision Quizzes

AQA AS Business (BUSS2) - Revision Quizzes | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Set our below are links to each of our revision quizzes for students preparing for AQA AS BUSS2 (“Managing a Business”). Students can also improve their preparation for BUSS2 by getting hold of our AQA BUSS2 Revision Guide.
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Morrisons losses force restructuring

Morrisons losses force restructuring | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
“ Supermarket Morrisons reports a £176m loss in what it calls a "disappointing year", down from a profit of £879m the year before.”
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Morrisons decide to take on the likes of Lidl and Aldi with a strategy moving towards lower prices
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Marketing Strategies: PS4 is a Loss Leader in the new Console War

Marketing Strategies: PS4 is a Loss Leader in the new Console War | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
The launch of Sony's PS4 alongside Microsoft's XBox One signals the beginning of a highly intense competitive battle in the games console market. With both the new consoles being launched in time for the crucial Christmas sales period, pricing strategy is crucial in order to gain maximum market share. In.
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An interesting decision by Sony to undercut Microsoft in the latest version of this 'war'. What might businesses be trying to achieve when they choose the price of a new/revamped product?

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Xbox One price cut to match PS4

Xbox One price cut to match PS4 | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
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Bringing PS1/PS2 mentioned in class today (26/2/14) right up to date. This 'games console war' between two major brands is long running and will continue into the foreseeable future. Article touches on Price & Product as elements of the marketing mix used by Microsoft and Sony. Very interesting to see a price cut on Xbox one so early into its life cycle.

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Mr Jones's curator insight, February 26, 2014 7:39 AM

"They're skating to where the puck was, not where the puck will be," he said.


Lovely (Ice Hockey) quote at the end of this article that fits neatly with the problems of market analysis touched on in class today (26/2/14). Is Microsoft's plans for a single device to 'dominate' the living room based on an analysis of the market that has become out of date? 

Price reductions so early in the life cycle of a high product is certainly unusual and despite their claims that Xbox One is helping them to catch up with Sony (PS4), you have to wonder if they put too much emphasis on the value of the Kinect hardware to their new console.


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so amaze

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No sign of our thirst for bottled water being quenched with sales 'to rise to £2billion a year in the UK by 2016'

No sign of our thirst for bottled water being quenched with sales 'to rise to £2billion a year in the UK by 2016' | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
It would appear Britons' thirst for bottled water has yet to be quenched as a report reveals sales are to increase by a massive 28 per cent - and flavoured water is driving demand, experts say.
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Mintel report from a year or so back.  Comments at bottom of the page will give insight from certain consumers.....Are their views typical?

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Ovenclean hits the hot spot for Robbie Freeman

Ovenclean hits the hot spot for Robbie Freeman | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
When 26 year old Robbie Freeman spotted the Ovenclean franchise, it appealed to him instantly.

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franchises uk - Google Search

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One easy way to research real franchise opportunities

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Intellectual Property Office - Trade marks

Trade marks are symbols that distinguish goods and services in the marketplace (like brand names and logos).
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Intellectual Property Office - Designs

Designs protect the physical appearance and visual appeal of products from the shape of a take-away cup to the body of a jet
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Intellectual Property Office - Patents

Patents protect the methods and processes that make things work. We can help you decide if a patent is the right type of protection for your invention.
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AQA BUSS2 Revision Presentations

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We have a series of streamed revision presentations on tutor2u to help students preparing for AQA BUSS2.
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Big companies’ revenue and profit

Big companies’ revenue and profit | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Amazon is a retailing juggernaut, but its revenues are still a fraction of those of Walmart, whose tills ring up about $900,000 a minute. The bricks-and-mortar...

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Geoff Riley's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:03 AM

This is a superb chart to use when discussing revenues and profits as part of the A2 business economics course

Marist Economics's curator insight, February 17, 2014 11:03 AM

Evidence here of Amazon's Sales maximisation objective. Watch the shocking Panorama programme to show how they are also ruthlessly pursuing productivity at the expense of human workers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03k5kzp/Panorama_Amazon_The_Truth_Behind_the_Click/

 

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Why are the net profit margins so different

1) between different business sectors?

2) within a particular sector?

What does this tell us about competitive advantage and the ability of firms to sustain their profit making long term?

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Poundland to float on stock exchange

Poundland to float on stock exchange | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
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Successful 'low' price approach.  Will this strategy continue to be successful into the future?

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Around the World in 80 Trades Episode 1 Part 1 5 - YouTube

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A world with loads of enterprise and entrepreneurial activity but almost no Promotional activity at all.  Watch this clip to get to the heart of 'adding value'.  The basic nature of this business activity should help you to realise what modern UK businesses are trying to do with their enormous promotion budgets.

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The Apprentice series 5 episode 3 pt1 - YouTube

Task: To create an original piece of portable home fitness equipment, promote it by creating a poster campaign and pitch it to retailers.
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Cup tie off after team refuse to play

Cup tie off after team refuse to play | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Racing Santander force the abandonment of their Copa del Rey quarter-final against Real Sociedad by refusing to play because they had not been paid.
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What can happen when you don't pay your workers.

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Problems with motivation? Payment methods?
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Nintendo Shares Slide As Wii U Sales Collapse

Nintendo Shares Slide As Wii U Sales Collapse | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
Gamers desert the creator of Super Mario and Donkey Kong for Sony and Microsoft's next generation consoles.
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Nintendo under pressure as Wii failures to perform as well as the company's Sony and Microsoft competitors. Notice how the use of sales forecasts play a crucial role in the story.

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Sole trader or limited company: the best choice for freelances

Sole trader or limited company: the best choice for freelances | year 12 OCR business studies | Scoop.it
When should a sole trader become a limited company? Our guide shows you how such a move will affect your tax, legal and financial responsibilities

Via Laura Simes
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Good illustration of the extra problems faced when converting to a limited company.  Issues of whether or not to continue with the risks associated with unlimited liability

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Laura Simes's curator insight, January 22, 2014 2:00 PM

this helped with the homework :)