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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The purpose of this essay is to produce a portfolio based on my investigation of two contrasting businesses The requirements of this essay state that I have to research two businesses one of a major size and the other small For this reason I have chosen Sainsburys as my major and my local newsagent as my small SAINSBURYS LOCATION There are many factors to consider when locating a business which all play an important part in 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 business site 1 The business needs very good transport systems for the site the most common are road rail river canal ports 2 The business needs good communication systems telephone systems fax e-mail 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 and repair machinery Is there labour available The supply of labour is another important factor to consider The business will need to consider whether the right kind of skilled or semi skilled labour is available or grants for retraining if not What the local wage rates are like whether the housing school and leisure facilities will attract and keep labour in the area How much government local authority help is available 2 Below are ten location factors that effect a business Population Customers Transport Cost of the site Planning Permission from council The firm will need to find out How long the site will be needed Should it be rented or purchased Will the site need to be drained and leveled What is the level of rates payable to the local council Is there room for expansion Are there any risks with
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