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Doing Business

Trying to get some help for a new business.

1 Pre-listening

What do you need in order to set up a business? Rank the ideas below from 1 to 9 according to how important they are (“1” is the most important).

• Rent an office.☐

• Register the company.☐

• Employ an accountant.☐

• Employ a sales person.☐

• Employ a marketing manager.☐

• Buy a company car.☐

• Print some business cards.☐

• Design a company logo.☐

• Set up a company website.☐

2 Listening I

You are going to listen to Chris and Nicola. Nicola is giving Chris some business advice. Listen once. How many of the things from the Prelistening activity has Chris already got/done?

3 Listening II

Listen again and answer the questions.

1. What type of product is Chris hoping to market?

2. What sort of marketing budget has Chris got?

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