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In order for businesses to adapt and stay competitive, they must continuously develop their strategy for the ever-changing environment. This course introduces learners to tools for business development such as PESTLE, SWOT analyses root cause analyses and PDCA cycles. It additionally explores lean production and Kaisen as a means to streamline businesses to facilitate their improvement. 


This section contains information on choosing, purchasing and running franchise businesses.

Business Development Tools
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Organisational SWOT Analysis
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This section contains marketing and advertising information, tips and techniques which, when utilised correctly, can drive sales exponentially.

Introduction to Continuous Improvement
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Lean Production
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Kaizen
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Root Cause Analysis
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Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)
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What are sales and marketing?



This section will provide learners with an idea of building a company from the ground up and the challenges involved. You will be taught all the information and tips required to buy and develop a franchise business, and lessons from other business start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Forum: Business Development
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Test Your Knowledge of Business Improvement
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CPD: 26 min