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1 Objective: Understand the six activities/functions that are critical to operating a business.

2   Accounting—recording and reporting financial activity and transactions  Examples:  Paying bills  Collecting money from customers  Paying taxes  Preparing employee payroll checks  Reconciling bank statements  Investing cash  Purchasing inventory Functions of Business

3   Management  Makes sure that the entire organization meets its goals and obligations  Effectively works with people in the organization  Uses available resources to accomplish the organizations’ goals Functions of Business

4   Marketing  Satisfies the needs and wants of consumers through exchange  Based on four “P’s”  Product  Price (establishing the price of the product)  Placement (placing the product in attractive and convenient sales locations)  Promotion (advertising) Functions of Business

5   Information Technology  Uses technology to share knowledge, facts, and data with others (co-workers, customers, and suppliers)  Examples:  Maintains accounts  Maintains software applications  Maintains processing systems  Maintains hardware for all technology used Functions of Business

6   Operations  Considered the “back office”  Involves behind the scenes paperwork required to complete all transactions  Found in both the service and the manufacturing sector Functions of Business

7   Human Resources  Manages “people” relations within the company  Helps workers develop the skills and knowledge needed to be successful on the job  Responsible for hiring and firing of employees  Selects employee benefits and enrolls all employees in the benefits (insurance, retirement, etc.)  Helps employees pursue educational opportunities Functions of Business


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