2Content Types of Organizations Profit, non-profit and non-governmental Sole Trader/ProprietorsPartnershipsCompanies/Corporations
3Classifications of Business Private and Public sectorsProfit-based and non-profit basedPrivate Sector First
4The Private Sector of the Economy The Private Sector comprises businesses owned and controlled by individuals or groups of individuals. In every country, most business activity is in the private sector.Identify the private sector companies:
5The Public Sector of the Economy The Public Sector comprises Organizations accountable to and controlled by central or local government. These usually include:Health and education servicesIdentify the Public Sector companies:
6The Private Sector Outline Types of Private SectorBusinessesCooperativesSoleTraderLimitedCompaniesPartnershipPublicplcPrivateLtd
7The Sole Trader/Proprietor This is the most common form of business organization. One person provides the finances and in return, has full control of the business and is able to keep all the profits.Identify some of the advantages…………
8The Sole Trader/Proprietor Advantages Easy to set up-no legal formalities.Owner has complete control –not answerable to anybody else.Owner keeps all profits.Able to choose times and patternsof working.Able to establish close personalrelationships with staff(if any are employed) and customers.The business can be based on theinterest and skills of the owner –rather than working as an employeefor a larger business.
9The Sole Trader/Proprietor Identify some of the disadvantages…………
10The Sole Trader/Proprietor Disadvantages Unlimited liability – all of the owner’s a assets are potentially at risk.Often faces intense competition from bigger firms, for example, food retailing.Owner is unable to specialize in areas of the business that are most interesting – it is responsible for all aspects of management.Difficult to raise additional capital.Long hours often necessary tomake business pay.Lack of continuity- as thebusiness does not have separatelegal status, when the owner dies,the business ends too.
11Partnership Partnerships are agreements between two or more people carry on a business together,usually with a view of making a profit.The Deed of Partnership establishes the rights and privileges of the partners. This document includes issues such as voting rights, distribution of profits, The management role of each partner and who has the authority to sign contracts.
13Partnership Advantages Partners may specialize in different areas of business management.Shared decision making.Additional capital injected by each partner.Business losses shared between the partners.Greater privacy and fewer legal formalities that corporate Organizations (companies)
14Partnership.Identify disadvantages of a partnership
15Partnership Disadvantages Unlimited Liability for all partners.Profits are shared.There is, as with sole traders, no continuity and the partnership will have to be reformed in the event of the death of one partner.Al partners are bound by the decision of any one of them.Not possible to raise capital from selling shares.A sole trader, taking on partners will loose independence of decision making.
16Limited Company3 Differences between limited companies and sole traders and partnershipsLimited companies have:1. Limited Liability2. Legal Personality3. Continuity
17What is limited liability? Financial protection in the event that the company fails. The financial liability is limited.Sole Traders and Partnerships are financially responsible for all claims against the company.
18What is legal personality? A company is its own entity having an identify separate of that of its owners.“It is its own person” so to speak in the eyes of the law.
19What is continuity?The company will continue to exist in the event of the death of its owners.A sole trader or partnership is automatically dissolved.
20Who owns a limited company? Shareholders The company issues shares. Each share is a small ownership in the company.Shareholders own shares in a limited company.
21What is a Private Limited Company? (Ltd.) It is a company – has issued shares.Its shares are not available for sale to the public.
22Private Limited Companies Tend to be relatively small companies.Their business name ends in Limited or Ltd.IE: JP Solutions Ltd.Shares can only be transferred privately and all shareholders must agree to the transfer.Private Limited Companies are often family businesses owned by members of the family or close friends.The directors of these companies tend to be shareholders and are involved in the running of the business.Many manufacturing firms are Private Limited Companies rather than Sole Traders or Partnerships
23Private Limited Companies Advantages Shareholders have limited liability.More capital can be raised as there are no limits on the number of shareholders.Control of companies cannot be lost to outsiders.The business will continue even if one of the owners dies.
24Private Limited Companies Disadvantages Profits have to be shared out amongst a much larger number of members.There is a legal procedure to set up the business. This takes time and costs money.Firms are not allowed to sell shares to the public This restricts the amount of capital that can be raised.Financial information filed with theRegistrar can be inspected by anymember of the public.Competitors could use this to theiradvantage.
25What is a Public Limited Company? (Plc.) It is a company – has issued shares.Its shares are available for sale to the general public. Its share price is quoted on the stock exchange.A board of directors control the management of the company appointed at an annual meeting.Stockholders have voting rights at the annual meeting.
26Advantages of a Corporations Can raise money by issuing shares of stock.Offers owners limited liability Owners are liable only up to the amount of their investments.People can easily enter or leave the business by buying or selling their shares of stock.The business can hire experts to professionally manage each aspect of the business.
27Disadvantages of a Corporations Start-up is costly – legal assistance is required as well as business consultants and financial advisors.Corporations are subject to more government regulations than partnerships or sole proprietorshipsShare prices fluctuate; risk of takeoverIncome is taxed twiceShort-term profit objectives of major shareholders
28Public Limited Companies DisadvantagesSetting up costs can be very expensive.Since anyone can buy shares, its possible for an outside interest to take control of the company.All company accounts can be inspected by member of the public.Because of their size they cannot deal with customers at a personal level.The way they operate is controlled by various company acts which aims to protect shareholders.There is divorce of ownership and control which might lead to the interest of owners being ignored to some extent.Plcs inflexible due to their size.AdvantagesHuge amounts of money can be raised from the sale of shares to the public.Production costs may be lower as firms gain economies scale.Because of their size, plc can often dominate the market.It becomes easier to raise finance as financial institutions are more willing l to lend to plcs.Questions: What are the limitations of being a limited company in a highly competitive market?
29Public Sector Organizations Now the Public Sector
30Public Sector Organisations The Public Sector is made up or organizations which are owned and controlled by central or local government or public corporations. They are funded by government and in some cases from their own trading ‘surplus’ or profit.Public Sector businesses still have important roles to play in certain areas of business activity.
31Public CorporationsPublic corporations are owned and controlled by the government.Profit is not their main goal.They are meant to serve or meet the needs of citizens.Examples:PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)United States Postal Service
32Public Corporations Advantages Disadvantages Managed with social objectives rather than profitLoss-making services might be kept operating if the social benefit is greatFinance raised mainly from the governmentDisadvantagesTendency towards inefficiency because no profit targetsSubsidies from government can encourage inefficienciesGovernment may interfere in business decisions for political reasons
34Charity Profit is not the objective Money raised is used to support or bring attention to cause
35Pressure Group Citizens Business Governments Pressure groups are charitiesTheir goal is to change behaviors in:CitizensBusinessGovernments
36Social EnterpriseA company with an objective to reinvest or use profits to benefit society.Triple bottom line:Economic: Make a profit to reinvestSocial: Provide job support for communityEnvironmental: Manage business in a sustainable way