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Business Studies: Pressure groups in Zimbabwe

By |2017-07-13T13:04:15+02:00July 13th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and influencing the business:Pressure groups in Zimbabwe

  • These are non-profit and usually voluntary organization whose members have a common cause for which they seek to influence political or corporate decision makers to achieve a declared objective
  • Pressure groups lobby on behalf of their members to ensure that their cause is held and […]

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Business Studies: Cost Benefit Analysis

By |2018-08-15T08:57:24+02:00July 13th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and Influencing the Business: Cost Benefit Analysis

  • The major objectives of businesses is to provide services profitably and to survive
  • Traditionally profit has been the overriding goal of the owners of the business
  • But often the activities of businesses have an impact on the environment
  • Environment refers to the natural world around […]

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Business Studies: Aiding and protecting the employee

By |2017-07-13T11:15:56+02:00July 13th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and influencing the business:Aiding and protecting the employee

  • Employees are quite vulnerable in a number of ways
  • This is especially true during times when unemployment is high as is the case in Zimbabwe
  • High unemployment erodes the bargaining power of employees leaving them at the mercy of employers
  • There are therefore laws […]

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Business Studies: Aiding and protecting the consumer: Introduction

By |2017-07-13T09:49:04+02:00July 13th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Persuading and protecting the consumer

  • Businesses exist to make sales to the customer/consumer
  • To do this businesses need to communicate with the customer with the aim of persuading the potential to buy the business’s products
  • This persuasion is carried out the form of marketing promotions
  • While most businesses act ethically without laws […]

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Business Studies: Government and location of businesses

By |2017-07-13T11:15:19+02:00July 12th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and influencing the business:Government and location of businesses

  • We have already looked at factors that affect where a business chooses to locate
  • One of the principal factors to consider is the government’s policies,laws and regulations
  • The government might pass laws prohibiting certain businesses from certain areas
  • For example heavy industries cannot […]

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Business Studies: Competition, Controlling Imports and Exports

By |2017-07-12T12:14:36+02:00July 12th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and influencing the businesses: Competition, Controlling Imports and Exports

  • The government has a lot of incentives to control and regulate the operation of businesses
  • Control and regulation can be achieved in a number of ways
  • In this topic we will look at economic policies of the government
  • These include:
  • Regulating competition
  • […]


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Business Studies: Monetary and Fiscal Policies

By |2017-07-12T12:14:23+02:00July 12th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Aiding and influencing the businesses: Monetary and Fiscal Policies

  • As has already been pointed out in another topic the government has several reasons to want to aid and influence the operations of businesses
  • There are a number of ways in which the local and national governments can do this
  • In this topic […]

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Business Studies: The uses and limitations/weaknesses of break even analysis

By |2017-07-11T10:55:35+02:00July 11th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Business Finance and Accounting: Break even analysis: The uses and limitations/weaknesses of break even analysis

  • Break even analysis has it’s strengths and weaknesses

Advantages/Uses/Strengths of Break even analysis

  • Break even analysis is an important investment appraisal option as it allows management to quickly asses the viability of a proposition
  • Margin of safety calculations are […]

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Business Studies: Break even analysis using calculations example

By |2017-07-08T16:08:24+02:00July 8th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Business Finance and Accounting: Break even analysis using calculations example

  • In this topic we will make Break Even related calculations using formula
  • This approach can be used in conjunction or instead of the graphical method
  • To aid the discussion we will use the example below from a past examination paper:

Shona runs a […]


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Business Studies: Break even analysis the graphical method example

By |2017-07-08T16:10:09+02:00July 8th, 2017|Notes, O Level Business Studies Notes, Ordinary Level Notes|

ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Business Finance and Accounting: Break even analysis the graphical method example

  • As has been pointed out there are two approaches to break even analysis
  • In this post we will look at the graphical method
  • To help make matters clear we will make extensive use of an example below

Shona runs a take-away pizza […]


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