Corporate Strategy The way a company’s managers should manage a company should largely be down to the business plan. However there are often external factors limiting a companies business, they may choose to solely benefit shareholders, but practically and legally they must provide some benefit to their employees and their customers to remain socially responsible and have a strong positive public relationship to remain profitable. An umbrella corporation may often have to make strategic decisions to combat potential problems well in the future. In the show Silicon Valley (external) the senior venture capitalist spends a lot of his time studying… Continue reading Aspects a business should consider in corporate strategy
Businesses work on a complex demand and supply based method of producing products and services. Supply is the quantity of a good or service that a producer is offering to supply into the market Demand is the quantity that the customers are willing to buy at a given price over a given period of time External factors, such as income or environmental or ethical change may mean that a product is no longer viable, smoking for example is no longer as profitable as it was as people no longer smoke as much as they used to. Influences may be out… Continue reading Influences for Supply and Demand
Marketing is Anticipating, and satisfying, customers wants and needs, efficiency and profitability, Marketing includes Market Research The Marketing Mix What is the purpose of Marketing? To make profit, essentially by improving sales To remind the customer of your product through promotion To see what the customer wants by offering their product To link the product to the brand and create a brand association To communicate and offer competition to other businesses (to compete) There are two types of business orientations, Business to Business where businesses sell products to other businesses, such as tools, office equipment and building supplies. Business to Customer… Continue reading What actually is Marketing?
Within any business there are multiple factors that a customer can imprint on to recognise a brand and associate with quality. Businesses can use the customers intuition to their advantage, targeting on the key aspects of a quality product in order to maximise return. Here is a list of the common points a business can tailor in order to maximise their revenue; Profitability, Businesses must decide how much profit each product or service should undertake, whether it be a large return or a small one. Customers may be willing to buy a product purely on its premium price point.… Continue reading How Customers Associate Quality with a Brand
In Business, production generally has two techniques; Labour Intensive Production aims to use a large workforce to complete work by hand, this usually employs a lot of people to create a product. Some products may be seen to have more value if they were manufactured by hand. Capital Intensive Production aims to create a product using as little people as possible, the process could be entirely or partially automated and can sometimes be used to assist individuals in manufacture, such as a custom robotic factory worker that moves parts of a product to assembly, or a robot that screws in… Continue reading Advantages and Disadvantages of Capital and Labour Intensive Production