In the six months since they bought "Fresh", partners Lee and Guy have built up a successful cafe business specialising in freshly roasted coffee and fresh produce. Over the course of a day we discover what goes on behind the scenes and what it takes to create the buzz and attraction of a successful cafe. Topics covered include what it takes to get a meal to the table, health and hygiene, how a menu evolves, owners and staff relations, dealing with difficult customers and setting prices. We see a range of career options, personal attributes and occupational health and safety procedures needed to be successful in this field. This programme offers a close-up look at hospitality at the front end. Show Less
This programme focuses on the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on recording financial information and how the use of information technology has helped business owners in complying with tax laws.
In this second programme in the Dealing with Workplace Bullying series we focus on effective means of dealing with bullying behaviour at work. The first part of the programme addresses the mechanics of policy development and handling incidences and complaints. The second parts goes to the core of this critical workplace issue and looks at the process of cultural change within an organisation. Show Less
The program features an ad agency, the roles of its employees and the development of a successful advertising campaign. The programme examines how the ad agency works in the context of what it must do for both the client and the target market, the roles of the ad agency workers at Ogilvy and Mather, some early TV advertisements of the 1950s and 1960s, and how the industry has changed. In the second half of the programme, we meet the client, Monsanto, makers of the herbicide, Roundup. What follows then is an account of how Ogilvy and Mather went about creating a successful advertising campaign for Roundup, culminating in the famous Blue Heeler TV advertisement. Show Less
As in all international markets, the price of agricultural goods is determined by their supply and demand. Spotlighting wool and beef markets, this video discusses domestic and international markets, value adding and economic disruption and diversification. Featuring insight from Australian wool growers, beef farmers and academics, this is a highly relevant resource for senior secondary and tertiary students studying economics, business studies or agriculture. Show Less
The Australian Share market is dynamic. Every trading day thousands of shares are bought and sold on the Australian Stock Exchange. This programme takes you back to the basics of the share market and answers questions such as why investors buy and sell shares and how share prices are determined. Strategies for investors are provided as well as information on how to read share tables in newspapers and evaluate the success of a share portfolio. This programme includes case studies and interviews with specialists within the stock broking world. Show Less
This short yet comprehensive video introduces the balance sheet as a snapshot measure of what a business owns and owes. With visual examples of a working balance sheet and discussion of its importance and applications courtesy of industry experts, senior secondary and TAFE students of Accounting and Business will find it to be a valuable resource. Show Less
Presenting clear and consise definitions of a balance sheet's key components by industry experts, this short video will aid students in senior secondary and TAFE Accounting and Business courses to understand the difference between current and non-current assets and liabilities, and what significance the monetary values placed on these items have on a business's financial position. Show Less
Balancing the books is an essential part of business. Accounting methods help businesses collect, record and analyse financial data. Follow trainee accountant Calvin Clegg, a contestant on the quiz show "Who Wants to Make a Million" as he is quizzed with accounting questions that take him back to his accounting traineeship. His supervisor Dianne teaches him how to balance the books and how to evaluate business performance using financial records. Areas covered include accounting information and tools, the balance sheet, calculating profit and loss, cash control, and assessing financial performance. With Dianne's help, Calvin is poised to "make a million". Show Less
This programme provides students with a vibrant example of a successful franchise model. The founder and controlling shareholder of Boost Juice explains how Boost Juice operates and what its priorities are.
This programme teaches students about the pros and cons of borrowing money, different borrowing options, and factors to consider when borrowing. Students will learn about loans and credit cards, interest rates, and credit ratings. The programme discusses the positives and negatives of different loan types, as well as the value of Parmesan cheese and the need to wear shoes instead of pizza boxes. Show Less
Failing to plan in business equates to planning to fail. Any business, regardless of size, structure or sector, must have a strong business strategy. Whether an enterprise is in the establishment phase or has been operating for decades, a business strategy is essential to ensure a sound purpose and focus for that enterprise. This programme explores various aspects of business strategy through street and expert interviews, features a range of individuals experienced in developing and implementing business strategies. Topics discussed include mission statements, aims and objectives, business culture, measuring success, and growth. This programme is an excellent resource for all business students. Show Less
Carroll’s Corporate Social Responsibility Pyramid has long been used as the framework through which to think about a business’ economic, social and environmental responsibilities. In this comprehensive video, students will be guided through the four layers of Carroll’s Pyramid, introduced to its strengths, and shown the ambiguities and omissions that limit its usage. Show Less
Led by three prominent businesses in Australia, Bendigo Bank, Oakley and Salesforce, this programme not only discusses how cultures can differ, but also demonstrates how each different style remains fundamentally important to each business.
This programme looks at the fundamental issues of cash flow including the difference between cash and profit, cash vs. credit, measuring cash flow and improving cash flow.
In business planning and operations there are many ways to measure the success and viability of an enterprise. But regardless of how well a business stacks up on paper, without effective cash flow, it can be crippled, which can very quickly lead to its demise. This film examines cash flow – what it is, why it is important and a range of aspects that need to be considered in maintaining it at appropriate levels. Featuring a presenter and Jonathan Pike from Westminster University, it explores the components of cash flow, liquidity and the importance of cash flow and the cash flow forecast. It is an ideal programme for any student of business and business management at senior secondary and FE level. Show Less
Cash flow is integral to any business and ensuring that more cash flows in than flows out is the fundamental rule of successful operations. An ideal resource for senior secondary and TAFE students of Accounting and Business, this video explores the difference between cash and profit and looks at what should be included in the different areas of a cash flow statement. Show Less
Without positive cash flow, businesses can find themselves in a dire financial situation: a cash flow crisis. This video looks at the cash flow forecast as a way for a business to predict its expenses and revenue and put effective measures in place to manage them for an improved financial position. Accounting and Business students in senior secondary and TAFE courses will find this to be a practical and informative resource. Show Less
Large organisations only survive in today’s highly competitive environment if they have the ability to effectively deal with change. External changes such as changes to the smoking laws in several states have forced change upon hotels and other venues. This programme looks at how Club Med and other hospitality establishments effectively managed this change process in response to the new legislation. Show Less
Set in the production office of fictional current affairs programme "Sighted," this 26 minute programme provides a dramatic perspective on the place of conflict in workplace communications and explores strategies for dealing with everyday conflict situations. The programme deals with the more ordinary communications that go wrong, the personal and workplace costs of these and the possibilities of avoiding such situations and/or dealing constructively with them when they occur. The programme offers insights into the following key elements of conflict and conflict management and summarises them in the following chapters: - What is conflict? - Role of conflict in the workplace - Conflict spiral - Conflict management strategies - Constructive conflict management. Show Less
We can all relate to the delight when finding a special item for sale or hunting down a bargain. Shopping fulfils a host of primal urges, from the necessity to feed and clothe ourselves to the need for social approval and love. It's no wonder that shopping or consumerism is such powerful force in our psyches and in our society. This Australian-made, curriculum fit programme examines the lures and pitfalls of shopping. We talk to an expert on consumer choice and offer some tips and tricks to improve your financial literacy, helping you to shop as a clever consumer. Show Less
This video explores the use of public domain and licensed copyright materials as inputs to commercial innovation. Interviews with successful UK media firms reveal how the availability of certain expressions, such as open source software and out of copyright artistic works, can be combined with new artistic inputs to generate commercial products. Show Less
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a unique form of workplace change: one that impacted every person on the planet at the same time. This video discusses the effect of coronavirus on the types of work we do and the ways in which we work. Featuring expert interviews, this video is ideal for students thinking about career choices and future work pathways. Show Less
What are the critical issues which decide the success or failure of a business? An ideal resource for senior secondary viewers, this programme reveals the inner-workings of organisations and the factors which influence their operations. Business experts from a range of industries discuss the importance of the business plan, financing and budgeting, management of staff, SWOT and trend analysis, investment in technology, and how to identify competitive advantage in the market. More than just an introduction to business concepts, the programme details ‘real world’ scenarios and the way in which modern organisations strive to succeed. Show Less
With Marks & Spencer providing an invaluable case study of how corporate social responsibility is applied in a real, multi-national context, this video explores the sometimes complex relationship between stakeholders and CSR. Students will gain insight into how CSR can have a positive impact on the opinions and experiences of staff, employees and shareholders, and the tensions that can arise when stakeholder interests and CSR operations don’t align. Show Less