Developing a Site for Business Purposes
This project requires me to make recommendations for a local vacant
business site and how it can be developed for business purposes. To do
this, I must research into all aspects of a business, using books,
people and computer resources. I will create plans to help me do this
that I will evaluate and redesign as I proceed during the project. The
reason for doing plans is to help keep track and organise what I am
doing and it also shows points that I should cover for my business to
be successful. There are certain parts of this project that can be
decided before I create my first plan:
What type of business it is: An Internet CafÃ©.
The aim of Net Palaceâ„¢ is primarily to be able to compete with other
companies in the local area. Other aims are is to break even and make
a profit. However, my most important aim is to provide a high quality
service to the public.
I will now make a plan which I will later evaluate and I will create a
second plan using my evaluation.
My task will involve me conducting market research in order to
determine the local population requirements. The research will give me
a clear guide to where I can place my business seeing as there are two
vacant sites I can choose from (about 10 metres from each other).
There are many factors to consider when locating a new business which
all play an important part in a successful sale of a product. For some
firms only a few factors will be important. Other firms may need to
consider and balance a complex mixture of location factors. One
important factor to consider is the infrastructure of a business site:
1)The business needs very good transport systems for the site , the
most common are road, rail, river, canal and ports. 2) The business
needs good communication systems, telephone systems, fax, e-mail etc.
3) Production is important to a business so a firm needs to know
whether there are ancillary firms in the area to help deal with waste
disposal, repair machinery and to transport the finished good(s). The
cost of the site is another factor. The firm will need to find out how
long the site will be needed for, should it be rented or purchased?
Will the site need to be drained and levelled? What is the level of
rates payable to the local council? Is there room for expansion and
are there any risks with the site and will this raise insurance
premiums? Another factor is the geographical factor. A business needs
to locate near water supplies, especially paper manufacturers,
pharmaceuticals and for electricity generation. Waste disposal is also
important for the business as some firms produce a great deal of waste
during production. There are various laws which strictly control how
waste should be disposed of. Prevailing wind is very important as the
wind direction can...