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Advantages and disadvantages of small office

len Alfred Ajibola - 30th January, 2023 @ 07:33 AM

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Academic Questions in Business Studies

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A one-man business is termed _____.

  • A. Proprietorship

  • B. Sole Proprietorship

  • C. Individual Entrepreneurship

  • D. Sole Trader

  • E. All of the Above

  • F. None of the Above

Which of the following is not a function of the wholesaler?

  • A. They distribute goods

  • B. They store goods

  • C. Specialization of goods

  • D. They bring about price variability in goods

  • E. They act as shock absorbers during the movement of goods

  • F. Packaging of goods

A person employed by an organization to carry out the everyday duties of a typical office, and at the same time perform a couple of other functions for their company which may vary from one company to another, is termed a _____.

  • A. Secretary

  • B. Personal Assistant (P.A)

  • C. Secretary General

  • D. Clerical Staff

  • E. Supervisor

  • F. Bookkeeper

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The above image best describes the _____.

  • A. Ledger system

  • B. Journal system

  • C. Double entry system

  • D. Balance sheet system

  • E. Principles of accounting system

  • F. Balanced accounting system

An accounting system focused primarily on a balanced debit and credit side is termed _____.

  • A. Ledger system

  • B. Journal system

  • C. Double entry system

  • D. Balance sheet system

  • E. Principle of accounting system

  • F. Balanced accounting system

With regards to money, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  • A. Money is crucial for the survival of every human being

  • B. Money is completely advantageous

  • C. Money is defined as anything that is generally accepted as a medium of exchange

  • D. Monopoly is said to exist when money and wealth exists in the hands of a few

  • E. Excess money in an economy can lead to inflation

  • F. When a person receives money that isn't commensurate with the job he or she had done, then that's underemployment

Which of the following statement is wrong with regards to business?

  • A. Business involves the exchange of something for another thing or money

  • B. Business is an economic activity

  • C. In business, profit goes beyond money

  • D. Businesses do not have social responsibilities to their customers

  • E. The exchange of services is an aspect of business

  • F. Businesses can be affected by government policies

Consumer _____ are the laws and methods put in place by various agencies so that consumers can enjoy maximum satisfaction on the goods they buy and services rendered to them.

  • A. Protection
  • B. Policy
  • C. Rights
  • D. Defence
  • E. Guide
  • F. Safety

Advantages of Small Office

  1. Small offices are cheaper and easier to start.

  2. One who runs a small office home office (SOHO) can dedicate enough time to their family.
    Please read the concept of a small office and its characteristics here.

  3. The processes and activities in a small office are simplier and easier to manage.

  4. Communication is a vital part of business. This is better achieved in a small office.
    Please read on the characteristics of business here.

  5. Cost of running a small office is cheaper since each worker may perform more than one function.

  6. Within a short period of time, workers in small offices can easily learn the skills required in running the business.
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  7. The workers enjoy a close relationship with one another and the customers.

  8. Salary increase can be easily discussed with the boss since small offices often lack a payment structure.
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  9. In a small office, promotion may be achieved over a short period of time.

  10. Those who work in small offices are likely to spend less time commuting to work.
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  11. For those working from home, stress and distractions are often avoided.

  12. Small offices provides more privacy, especially the SOHO (Small Office Home Office).

  13. A sole proprietor owing a small office is typically his/her own boss. As a result, they report to no one.
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  14. Small office owners may enjoy better health since they can always accord quality time to themselves.

  15. General office skills are easily learnt in small offices. This is true because a worker may carry out different functions, roles, duties and responsibilities.

Please read the introduction to an office and qualities of a good office layout here.


Disadvantages of Small Office

  1. A small office cannot accommodate large number of customers in its physical location.

  2. The workers have slim chances of furthering their career through professional trainings and refreshers courses.
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  3. The workers may become unspecialized in their job since small offices lack division of labour.
    Please read on the factors necessary for division of labour here.

  4. The workers may earn little in comparison to their work output.

  5. The office tools utilized in small offices may be limited. This is due to the small size of the office.
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  6. Favorable working policies may not be put in place in small offices.

  7. Since small offices are often one-man business, it can become somewhat difficult expressing one's grievances against the business owner.
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  8. People who worked in small offices may gain little experience for a bigger job in a large office.

  9. Workers may not enjoy the privileges of an office leave.

  10. Job security and pension schemes are often lacking in small offices.
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  11. Appointment letters may not be given in a small office. Therefore, job details and office responsibilities are not specified.

  12. A small office may suffer when a worker is sick, as there may be no one to cover for the sick person.
    Please read on the advantages and disadvantages of large office here.

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Consumer protection refers to the ways or methods through which consumers enjoy maximum satisfaction from the goods they buy and services rendered to them.

The agencies of consumer protection assists in protecting the consumer rights. These agencies may also be referred to as the organs of consumer protection. Basically, we have three of them, they are:

  1. Government Agencies

  2. Independent Agencies

  3. Legislation

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One of the responsibilities of the government of every nation is to set up agencies or organizations that will protect the interest of the consumers and invariably, the people.

Below are some of the government agencies of consumer protection:

  • National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
  • National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
  • Consumer Protection Council (CPC)
  • Rent Tribunal
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Commerce
  • Ministry of Transportation
  • Ministry of Environment
  • National Wages and Salaries Commission

Please read on the government agencies of consumer protection here