Business functions grade 10


goo morning class, today we are starting with the new lesson the topic is business functions.  we will go broad on what is happening in each and everyday in businesses.  you should know that each business function influence another business function, there is no any business function that is less important.  another thing we will discuss the characteristics of each and every business function we have. 

please have a look at these notes

Business functions are the activities carried out by an enterprise; they can be divided into core functions and support functions. Core business functions are activities of an enterprise yielding income: the production of final goods or services intended for the market or for third parties.

Purchase Function:

Materials required for production of commodities should be procured on economic terms and should be utilised in efficient manner to achieve maximum productivity. In this function the finance manager plays a key role in providing finance.

Business functions are the activities carried out by an enterprise; they can be divided into core functions and support functions.

Core business functions are activities of an enterprise yielding income: the production of final goods or services intended for the market or for third parties. Usually the core business functions make up the primary activity of the enterprise, but they may also include other (secondary) activities if the enterprise considers these as part of its core functions.

Support business functions are ancillary (supporting) activities carried out by the enterprise in order to permit or to facilitate the core business functions, its production activity. The outputs (results) of support business functions are not themselves intended directly for the market or for third parties.

Support business functions can be further subdivided into:

  • distribution and logistics: transportation activities, warehousing and order processing;
  • marketing, sales and after-sales services: market research, advertising, direct marketing services (telemarketing), exhibitions, fairs and other marketing or sales services; also included are call-centre services and after-sales services such as help-desks and other customer support services;
  • information and communication technology (ICT) services: information technology (IT) services and telecommunication (IT services including hardware and software consultancy, customised software data processing and database services, maintenance and repair, web-hosting, as well as other computer-related and information services, but excluding packaged software and hardware);
  • administrative and management functions: legal services, accounting, book-keeping and auditing, business management and consultancy, human resources (HR) management (e.g. training and education, staff recruitment, provision of temporary personnel, payroll management as well as health and medical services), corporate financial and insurance services; also included are procurement functions.
  • engineering and related technical services: engineering and related technical consultancy, technical testing, analysis and certification; also included are design services;
  • research & development (R & D): research and experimental development.

teacher explains the notes clearly to the learners, explain and give each business function characteristics. Okey ! class please take into concern that the business cannot function well without the administration function. these business functions has important roles in order for the business to function well.  do not forget that these business functions are the one that helps the business to function they help each other to reach the goal of the business.





please work in pairs to answer the questions that follows in you class works books. 

- what does the term  business function means?

- how does each business function affects each other ? give your own example

- what is the importance of business function in any organisation or business?

can you please give this activity some concentration as this is the preparation of your coming test



70% of my learners got distinctions and i am more that happy

20% percent just got 50% they tried

however i have 10% percent did not make it.

i know that we will work hard with my learners to improve those marks. especially if you allow me to help  you kids, i will be more than happy


some of the learners are listening and they are doing straight what i have asked them to do, however i am still disappointed by few learners. they are just struggling on answering the question. i think i will need to take them for extra classes. 

please learners listen and read the question clearly before answering. these question were low order thinking questions that all of you should have mastered. now i am worried how are you going to cope when you are give high order thinking questions.

let me emphasize on this business functions affects each other because purchasing function can never do anything without the administration function. they have influence on each other.

please read further on the characteristics to gain more understanding.

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i have notice the enthusiasm on my learners they are really trying and  i am happy with that. 75% percent of you passed very well the previous test that was written last Friday. i would love to encourage those that did not do well to study hard so that you guys can improve your marks.. if we work like this we will go far. please continue having the positive attitude that you have.

thank you class!

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