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University of Leeds

Starting a Business 4: Business Processes

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

Overview

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A successful business relies on processes and information systems; it is important that an entrepreneur pays close attention to how their business works and how performance can be improved so that they are in a position to take it forward and manage growth. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course cover efficient business processes to improve productivity.

This course is the fourth in a series of six about ‘starting a business’.

This course is part of the Going to University collection which has been specifically designed for students at schools and colleges. They provide a taster of undergraduate study at the University of Leeds and help students to decide which subject to study at university.

Completion of the courses will also enhance students’ university applications.

The courses can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.

Courses in this collection are also great for people that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

Syllabus

  • Understanding processes and systems
    • Welcome
    • Operations and technologies
    • Sophie's business challenge
    • What's next?
  • Realising your vision
    • About week 2
    • Your turn
    • Your business plan
    • What next?

Taught by

Steve King

Reviews

4.4 rating, based on 9 Class Central reviews

4.4 rating at FutureLearn based on 17 ratings

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  • Anonymous
    Very concise, informative, and illustrative. I learned about the steps to carry on a business plan. Vision and opportunity, methods to bring your ideas to fruition.
  • Anonymous
    It was interesting taking some time to think how my business would expand and actually planning for that growth. I learnt the importance of documenting business processes when starting a business so that you are able to trace any irregularities or things that need to be rectified as you work to better your services especially...
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    Ayot Adhiambo
    It was interesting taking some time to think how my business would expand and actually planning for that growth. I learnt the importance of documenting business processes when starting a business so that you are able to trace any irregularities or things that need to be rectified as you work to better your services especially...
  • Anonymous
    I believe that the course could have been better as I had taken the Business 1, 2 and 3 all of which were really interesting, educational and thought provoking. Business 4 was very repetitive of the first 3.
  • James Aitken
    Very interesting and informative course.

    Great for anyone who wants to get into business.

    Highly recommend.

    Will definitely be doing more courses from University of Leeds.
  • Anonymous
    This was really useful in helping me to think more thoroughly about starting a business. It has lots of handy information.
  • Anonymous
    Excellent xourse. This is really a good course specially to someone whonis planning to start tgeir own business.
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