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follow the guidelines and to be only UK small business enterprises.

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Learning Outcomes and assessment requirements


Learning
Outcomes

LO1 Be able to
investigate the
performance of a
selected small
business enterprise
LO2 Be able to
propose changes to
improve
management and
business
performance
LO3 Be able to
revise business
objectives and plans
to incorporate

Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate
the ability to:
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

proposed changes

3.3 prepare an action plan to implement the changes

LO4 Be able to
examine the impact
of change
management on the
operations of the
business.

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.

In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and
DISTINCTION grades

Grade Descriptor

M1 Identify and apply strategies to


find appropriate solutions

M2 Select / design and apply


appropriate methods / techniques

M3 Present and communicate


appropriate findings

Indicative characteristic/s

Effective judgements have been made

Relevant theories and techniques have been


applied and a range of sources of information has
been used to synthesise and process complex
information/data

Contextualisation

To achieve M1, you will identify and use


effective judgment in analysing the business
performance using appropriate
theories/models - SWOT, Porters five and
PESTLE.
To achieve M2, you will need to use
appropriate range, sources and relevant
models /theories to support business analysis
and proposing changes to the business

To achieve M3, you will need to use


appropriate technical language and follow a
An appropriate structure and approach has been
logically structured approached that focuses
used which includes the use of technical language,
on the processes involved in change
a coherent and logical development of
management, reviewing and improving the
principles/concepts for the intended audience
performance of the named small business
enterprise

D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate


own work and justify valid
conclusions

Conclusions have been arrived at through


synthesis of ideas and have been justified and a
realistic improvement strategy have been
proposed against defined characteristics for
success

D2 Take responsibility for managing


and organising activities

Autonomy/independence has been demonstrated


and substantial activities, projects or
investigations have been planned, managed and
organised recognizing the importance of
interdependence

To achieve D2 you will have demonstrated an


effective approach to independent research
and study and will have met the deadline to
submit the tasks and achieve the unit
assessment criteria.

Ideas have been generated and decisions taken


with an evidence of self-evaluation, convergent
and lateral thinking, and the application of
innovation and creative thought

To achieve D3 you will produce excellent


analysis aided by incredibly innovative
relevant pictorial presentation of and
accurate identification of relevant business
models. Thoughtful conclusions supported by
very good theoretical framework.

D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral /


creative thinking

To achieve D1, you will have used critical but


correct business models to reviewing and
improving the performance of the named
small business enterprise.

Assignment title

Performance of Small Business Enterprise.

Purpose of this assignment: Small businesses are vital to the success of any economy. Not
only as they provide the success stories of the future, but also because they meet local needs,
serves as backbone of creativity and production, stimulates economic growth and serve the
requirements of larger businesses. However, small businesses are confronted with a wide
range of internally and externally based problems on a daily basis which makes it mandatory
for small business managers to understand how to apply effective turnaround strategies to put
their firms back to profitability. This module and its corresponding assignment is meant 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.
Scenario
The scenario is individualistic. Students are expected to approach a small business enterprise
that is familiar and accessible to them and from which they can obtain relevant information
that will enable them to carry out the tasks.

Task 1: Business Performance of a selected small business enterprise Approach


a small business enterprise that is familiar and accessible to you and from which you can
obtain relevant information that will enable carry out the following tasks:
1a Produce a profile of the selected small business enterprise (SBE), which among
many other things should include the inherent weaknesses of the SBE and areas
where it demonstrates unique strengths in comaparism to its competitors (AC 1.1)

1b Using Porters Five Forces model, carry out an analysis of the nature of

competition which your selected SBE is exposed to, and show by way of a
comparative analysis, its performance in comparison to similar SBEs in the same
industry (AC 1.2)
1. To achieve M1, you will identify and use effective judgment in analysing the business
performance of your SBE using appropriate theories/models - SWOT, Porters five and
PESTLE.
2. To achieve D1, you will have used critical but correct business models to reviewing and
improving the performance of the named small business enterprise.
Task 2: Propose Changes to Improve Management and Business Performance
Based on the information obtained from scenario 1 above, undertake the following tasks
2a Recommend with justification, appropriate actions that managers of your
selected SBE might undertake in order to overcome the identified weaknesses of the
business (AC 2.1)

2b Assuming your selected SBE is currently performing well, analyse ways in which
its existing performance could be maintained and strengthened (AC 2.2)

2c Recommend with justification, new areas in which the business could be


expanded with concrete justifications. (AC 2.3)

3. To achieve M2, you will need to use appropriate range, sources and relevant

models /theories to support business analysis and proposing changes to the


business
4. To achieve D2 you will have received very little support and demonstrated an

effective approach to independent research and study and will have met the
deadline to submit the tasks and achieve the unit assessment criteria. but
Task 3: Assessment of the business objectives and plans to incorporate proposed
changes
Using your selected business enterprise, assess the following
3a Produce an assessment of existing business objectives and plans of your selected
SBE and determine its viability and profitability (AC 3.1)

3b Assuming in your opinion, the viability and profitability of the existing business
plans of your selected SBE is in doubts, revise business plans to incorporate
appropriate changes that will make the business to be viable and profitable. (AC 3.2)

3c Prepare a feasible action plan to implement these suggested changes (AC 3.3)

5. To achieve M3, you will need to use appropriate technical language and follow a

logically structured approached that focuses on the processes involved in


change management, reviewing and improving the performance of the named
small business enterprise
6. To achieve D3 you will produce excellent analysis aided by incredibly innovative
relevant pictorial presentation of and accurate identification of relevant business
models. Thoughtful conclusions supported by very good theoretical framework.
Task 4: assessment of impact of change management and plausible solutions
4a Provide a comprehensive report on the impact of the proposed changes on the
business and its personnel (AC 4.1)

4b Provide a plan that demonstrates how the changes will be managed in the SBE.

(AC 4.2)

4c Prepare a time scale to monitor the improvement in the performance of the SBE
over a given timescale. (AC 4.3)

Evidence
checklist
Task 1
Task 2
Task 3
Task 4

Summary of evidence required by student


Write a report that shows the performance of a selected small business enterprise
highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the enterprise
Propose changes that will bring improvements to the existing management of the
enter[prise which will ultimately lead to business performance
Write a report that revises the existing business objectives and plans,
incorporating new changes to the enterprise for better performance
Write a report on the impact of the proposed change management on the
operations of the business.

Please note that task 1, 2, 3, and 4 should all be in one report

Achievement Summary
Qualification
Unit Number and
title

Criteria
Refere
nce
LO 1
1.1
1.2
LO 2
2.1
2.2
2.3
LO 3
3.1
3.2
3.3
LO 4
4.1
4.2
4.3

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND


Diploma in Business
Unit No. 33: Small Business
Enterprise

Assessor
name
Student name

To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the


student is able to:

Achieved?
(tick)

Be able to investigate the performance of a selected small


business enterprise
Produce a profile of a selected small business identifying its
strengths and weaknesses
Carry out an analysis of the business using comparative
measures of performance
Be able to propose changes to improve management and
business performance
Recommend with justification, appropriate actions to overcome
the identified weaknesses in the business
Analyse ways in which existing performance could be
maintained and strengthened
Recommend with justification, new areas in which the business
could be expanded
Be able to revise business objectives and plans to incorporate
proposed changes
Produce an assessment of existing business objectives and
plans
Revise business plans to incorporate appropriate changes
Prepare an action plan to implement the changes
Be able to examine the impact of change management on the
operations of the business.
Report on the impact of the proposed changes on the business
and its personnel
Plan how the changes will be managed in the business
Monitor improvements in the performance of the business over
a given timescale.

Higher Grade achievements (where applicable)


Grade descriptor

M1:

Achieved
?
(tick)

Grade descriptor

D1:
D2:

M2:
D3:
M3:

Achieve
d?
(tick)

Assignment Feedback
Formative Feedback: Assessor to Student

Action Plan

Summative feedback

Assessor
Signature

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