Explain the link between business finance and the legal structure of a business.

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Assignment Brief – Proposal to a Client for Obtaining Finance (Word Count 1000 – 1500 words)

As a trainee financial adviser you have been asked by a client to review possible finance methods for the proposed expansion of their sole trader restaurant business.

You are required to produce a business report that:

• Explains all technical terms used in the document (LO 1)
• Explains why there are different sources of finance available to businesses depending on their legal structure. (LO 1)
• Identifies and explains possible internal and external sources of finance. (LO 2)
• Assesses the factors that the business should consider when deciding on the most appropriate source of finance for the proposed expansion. (LO 2)
• Recommends to your client a suitable source of finance. (LO 2)

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria Achieved
Y / N
The student should be able to: The student has achieved this outcome because s/he can:
1 Identify key terms and concepts relevant to the study of business finance 1.1 Explain key business finance terms
Revenue ,Capital, Working Capital
1.2 Explain the link between business finance and the legal structure of a business
2 Demonstrate an understanding of the key features which influence the type of finance used by different organisations 2.1 Identify and explain internal sources of finance
2.2 Identify and explain external sources of finance
2.3 Assess the factors a business will look at when deciding on a suitable source of finance

Grading the assignment
Once the learning outcomes for this assignment are achieved, the student is eligible for grading against specific grade descriptors (these are identified on the following pages)

There are no descriptor components for Pass. Students achieve a Pass by meeting the requirements of all the assessment criteria of a unit

1 Understanding of the subject Only the components that are ticked apply to this assignment
Merit Distinction
The student, student’s work or performance: The student, student’s work or performance
a demonstrates a very good grasp of the relevant knowledge base a demonstrates an excellent grasp of the relevant knowledge base
b is generally informed by the major conventions and practices of the area of study √ b is consistently informed by the major conventions and practices of the area of study √
c demonstrates very good understanding of the different perspectives or approaches associated with the area of study. √ c demonstrates excellent understanding of the different perspectives or approaches associated with the area of study. √

4 Use of information Only the components that are ticked apply to this assignment
Merit Distinction
The student, student’s work or performance: The student, student’s work or performance:
a identifies new information from sources which are generally appropriate √ a identifies new information from sources which are consistently appropriate √
b makes some use of new information √ b makes extensive use of new information √
c generally appraises the relevance and value of new information accurately √ c consistently appraises the relevance and value of new information accurately √
d shows a very good grasp of the meaning and significance of new information √ d shows an excellent grasp of the meaning and significance of new information √
e generally combines or synthesises information with outcomes that are accurate and appropriate √ e consistently combines or synthesises information with outcomes that are accurate, appropriate and
 succinct
 innovative
 creative √
In practice-based/practical work: In practice-based/practical work:
f is informed by research that draws on a range of sources and resources that goes beyond the minimum required for the work. f is informed by research that draws on an extensive range of sources and resources

5 Communication and presentation Only the components that are ticked apply to this assignment
Merit Distinction
The student, student’s work or performance shows very good command of: The student, student’s work or performance shows excellent command of:
 format √  format √
 structure √  structure √
 use of images  use of images
 language (including technical or specialist language) √  language (including technical or specialist language) √
 syntax √  syntax √
 register √  register √
 spelling √  spelling √
 punctuation √  punctuation √
 referencing √  referencing √

7 Quality This grade descriptor applies to all units
Merit Distinction
The student, student’s work or performance: The student, student’s work or performance:
a is structured in a way that is generally logical and fluent √ a is structured in a way that is consistently logical and fluent √
b puts forward arguments or ideas which are
generally unambiguous but which are in a
minor way limited or incomplete √ b puts forward arguments or ideas which
are consistently unambiguous and
cogent √
c taken as a whole, demonstrates a very good response to the demands of the brief/assignment √ c taken as a whole, demonstrates an excellent response to the demands of the brief/assignment √

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Tick if applicable to this assignment Tutor comments Performance against descriptor
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1 Understanding of the subject
4 Use of information
5 Communication and presentation
7 Quality
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