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In order for you to start this mission, you are expected to do the following before you start the course and hand in during your first week of lessons (or before if you would like feedback)
1. You need to collect THREE business news articles over the summer. State the date and paper they are taken from and summarise the main points for each.
2. Think of THREE different businesses and explain how each of them has reacted to the pandemic. Think about how they have been affected, how they have treated their staff and how stable their position in the future is.
3. Over the last few weeks, how have mortgage rates and interest rates been affected?
The official BTEC Business Book is:
“Pearson BTEC National Business” for the 2016 specification ISBN 978-1-292-12624-1
Apart from the main textbook, there is a huge number of interesting books you can read as an up and coming Entrepreneur! Some of these are listed below.
The Entrepreneur’s Book of Checklists: 1000 Tips to Help You Start and Grow Your Business (Robert Ashton) This is the kind of book you want to return to it again and again. It is a book that has experienced entrepreneurs nodding their heads and making mental notes of the ideas and tricks they have missed. Highly recommended.
How I Made It: 40 Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal All (Rachel Bridge) This book provides easy to read insights into the stories of 40 successful start-up entrepreneurs. Great to dip into for good examples.
My Big Idea (Rachel Bridge) In this book, Rachel Bridge takes a step back to consider what is behind the good business ideas that are converted into successful businesses. Easy reading with strong, relevant points and insights.
From Acorns (Caspian Woods) Eminently readable! Written by a man who has “been there” (to coin a phrase) but has retained that sense of passion about the challenges of setting up a successful business. Clearly written for the budding but committed entrepreneur, you can pick up some practical insights from this book.
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