Business Enterprise Standards

BD1 Check the likely success of a business idea
BD10 Get support for a creative business idea
BD11 Monitor the social performance of a social enterprise
BD2 Define the product or service of your business
BD3 Plan where your business is going
BD4 Carry out a review of your business
BD5 Carry out the plans for your business
BD6 Make changes to improve your business
BD7 Improve the quality of products or services
BD8 Plan the exit strategy from your business
BD9 Evaluate an existing business opportunity
BI1 Create the infrastructure your business needs
BI2 Undertake freelance work
BL1 Decide on a business location
BL2 Choose a business premises
BL3 Contract for a business premises
BS1 Identify needs and suppliers for your business
BS2 Monitor the quality and use of supplies and equipment in your business
EE1 Achieve the goals for your business
EE2 Win and keep customers
EE3 Make deals to take your business forward
EE4 Find innovative ways to improve your business
EE5 Build relationships to build your business
LG1 Choose a legal format that suits your business
LG2 Keep up to date with current legislation affecting your business
LG3 Develop procedures to control risks to health and safety
LG4 Conduct an assessment of risks in the workplace
LG5 Assess the environmental impact of your business
MN1 Decide on the financial needs of your business
MN10 Prepare wages
MN11 VAT registration and returns
MN2 Set and monitor financial targets for your business
MN3 Keep financial records for your business
MN4 Manage cash flow in your business
MN5 Get customers to pay on time
MN6 Invest capital in your business
MN7 Get finance for your business
MN8 Monitor borrowing for your business
MN9 Carry out the banking for your business
OP1 Review the skills your business needs
OP10 Improve relationships with stakeholders in a social enterprise
OP11 Work with a board in a social enterprise
OP2 Plan what people your business needs
OP3 Recruit people for your business
OP4 Sub-contract work for your business
OP5 Make sure people in your business can do their work
OP6 Develop people’s skills for your business
OP7 Deal with workplace problems or disputes
OP8 Change job roles and handle redundancy
OP9 Set up a stakeholder pension scheme
WB1 Check what customers need from your business
WB10 Make presentations about your business
WB11 Decide how you will treat your business customers
WB12 Deliver a good service to customers
WB2 Plan how to let your customers know about your products or services
WB3 Plan how you will sell your products or services
WB4 Advertise your products or services
WB5 Sell your products or services
WB6 Explore overseas markets for your business
WB7 Sell your products or services on the Internet
WB8 Develop a website for your business
WB9 Bid for work for your business
YS1 Explore your own business motives
YS2 Check your ability to run your business
YS3 Improve your business skills
YS4 Seek advice and help for your business
YS5 Manage time in your business
YS6 Delegate work to others in your business