Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. This free course, looks at some of the different types of business on the basis of size, industry sectors, and ownership structures and legal forms. It is helpful to think about a number of different types of business because they have different characteristics and behave differently.

A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with operations in many different countries. This free course introduces different types of business, depending on industry sector, size and type of ownership and discusses some of the ways in which businesses differ from each other.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe different types businesses
  • explain different ways of classifying businesses: by size, industry sector and ownership type
  • apply these ideas to a real business through a video case study.

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Categorising a business FREE 00:01:00
Classifying businesses by size FREE 00:02:00
Classifying businesses by industry sector FREE 00:02:00
Section 2: Owing a Business
Ownership structures and legal forms 00:02:00
Examples of different businesses 00:02:00
Section 3: Practical Business
Case study: Schaefer Kalk 00:03:00
Conclusion FREE 00:01:00
Quiz 00:10:00

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