PILLAR FOUR: THE LAW
My involvement in property is not simply the challenge of constructing buildings on time and on budget, but to understand the multitude of laws that relate to tax, subdivisions, resource and building consents, contractual issues, and the list goes on and on.
Laws that govern companies, property, insurance, insolvency, bankruptcy, maritime (the law of the sea), intellectual property-copy rights, trademarks, patents, artists.
Chapter 22 Contracts, Tax and other Good Stuff!
Chapter 23 What Legal structure shall I Create?
Chapter 24 What dose the Law say about Tax?
Chapter 25 How do I protect my business idea?
Chapter 26 Do all of my staff need contracts?
PILLAR Five: THE MONEY
On entering or thinking about the enterprise universe we need to ask ourselves the big philosophical question, is the bottom line of business to make money? Are our innovations all about making a large profit?
Innovation, when it comes to a new or existing enterprise it is all about making the customer wealthy in some department of their lives. Wealth, broadly defined touches on a number of areas in a persons life - social wealth, intellectual wealth, cultural wealth, spiritual wealth, and material wealth.
Chapter 27 Whats the bottom-line?
Chapter 28 How do I do the accounting?
Chapter 29 Whats some practical tax advice?
Chapter 30 The Seven Deadly Sins!
PILLAR six: THE MANAGER
Today, a lot is written about leadership and entrepreneurship, and the subject of management is often neglected. The old model of management, Covey points out, is based on the military model, and is not working for a new generation of young employees. Great entrepreneurs are not always great managers, and often especially weak at administration. Management is the ability to coordinate people in oder to achieve the goals and objectives of the owner, utilizing available recourses efficiently and effectively.
Chapter 31Clock Builders?
Chapter 32 Whats makes a Great Manager?
Chapter 33 Whats is the Best way to Structure my Enterprise?
Chapter 34 What Operational Systems do I need in place?
PILLAR SEVEN: THE INNOVATOR!
Innovation is best defined by Ian Hunter in his book, Imagine, as the process of generating wealth from new ideas - taking what resides in your imagination and converting it into reality, into profit.
Most enterprise startup’s come out of an existing job or another business. In fact in my country of New Zealand around half of all entrepreneurs will start their business in the same industry as their present job.
Chapter 35 Why?
Chapter 36 How do I write a business plan?
Chapter 37 Where do I find investors?
Chapter 38 How do I go about buying an existing business?
Chapter 39 How I kick off?
Chapter 40 Summary
Chapter 41 Wisdom
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