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1 The Motive of Business Why do businesses supply goods and services? Why do people start their own business?

2 The Main Idea Businesses seek profit by providing goods and services in exchange for money. Companies thrive on competition, the contest between businesses to win customers. Competition and profit motivate businesses to continually strive to find new ways to satisfy customers.

3 Key Terms business profit any commercial activity that seeks profit by providing good and services in exchange for money the money left over after a business has paid the cost of providing its goods and services

4 Key Terms competition market research the contest between businesses to win customers the act of gathering and analyzing information about the wants, needs, and preferences of consumers in a certain market

5 Key Terms consumer a person who uses goods or services

6 How to Define Business Your wants and needs are usually satisfied by a business. Businesses provide consumers with necessities, such as food, clothing, housing, medical care, and transportation.

7 How to Define Business Businesses also provide goods and services that make life easier and better. Businesses seek to make a profit.

8 The Motive of Business: To Make a Profit Without a profit, a company cannot survive. The wealth created by businesses benefits the entire community because businesses pay taxes and provide jobs.

9 The Significance of Competition Competition happens when businesses continually try to improve their products and services and do better than one another. competition the contest between businesses to win customers

10 The Significance of Competition What are some different ways businesses can compete? Superior customer service, fastest service, demonstrate concern for community, employees, or environment. What are two ways that companies can compete on the basis of concern for the environment? Conserve and recycle, cause minimal damage to the environment

11 Activities of a Business The success of a business depends on how well key activities are coordinated, managed, and performed. Identifying opportunities for products and/or services Evaluating the demand for products and/or services Managing the production of goods and/or services Marketing the goods and/or services Keeping records to satisfy government requirements and improve processes

12 Business Activities Some business activities should be supported by market research. market research the act of gathering and analyzing information about the wants, needs, and preferences of consumers in a certain market

13 Identifying opportunities for products and/or services Evaluating the demand for products and/or services Managing the production of goods and/or services Marketing the goods and/or services Keeping records to satisfy government requirements and improve processes Paying Taxes Creating a TV commercial Market Research Creating a product Market Research Activity

14 Target Market A target market is a group of people identified as those most likely to become customers. Develop a list of shoe stores in your area and the likely target market for each.

15 Business and You Businesses make many decisions that impact you, the consumer. consumer a person who uses goods and services

16 Graphic Organizer Businesses Affect Consumers Businesses decide what goods and services to produce. Businesses affect the consumer when a product is discontinued. Business affects you as a wage earner because they provide jobs.

17 Graphic Organizer Consumers Also Affect Businesses Consumers decide what kind of goods and services they want. Consumers decide where they will buy the goods and services they want. The decisions of consumers can determine the success or failure of a business.

18 1.Define business Business is any activity involving the exchange of money for goods and services.

19 2.List the activities that every business undertakes when developing new products and services. identify opportunities, evaluate demand, obtain money, manage production, market products, keep records

20 3.Describe why it is important to understand how business impacts you and how you impact business. Answer pending.


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