Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Learning Module F

Learning Module F Legal Forms of Organizations   When starting a business, one has to decide on form of business to establish. The business’s form determines which income tax return must be filed. The most common forms of business are the sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, a limited liability company.  Legal and tax considerations affect the…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Learning Module E

Learning Module E Risk Management & Financing the New Venture Links   Risk Management Risk is an inherent characteristic of organisations, roles and everyday life. Managing risks can be far more profound than just improving financial performance-some risks can disrupt not only a single company, but entire industries, forcing those that want to remain successful…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Learning Module D

Intellectual Property There are three types of property that can be owned by a person or business. One is real estate property, such as land and building structures that are part of the land.  Another is personal property, which consist of tangible items like automobiles, jewelry, furniture, bonds, and stocks. The third type of property…
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Dec
03

Entreprenurial Growth Learning Module C

QuickBooks Scott Cook and Tom Proulx founded Intuit in 1983.  They started with a program called Quicken.  With the success of Quicken, Intuit began creating more tools for business owners. QuickBooks is accounting software that was developed by Intuit.  Intuit has developed QuickBooks over the years to include web-based features, remote access capabilities, remote payroll…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Learning Module B

Sales Management and Customer/Client Relationships   Sales Planning A sales plan, as defined by The Business Dictionary, is a plan containing an assessment of current sales for a product in a given region or market, a statement of sales objectives, strategies for achieving the stated sales objectives, and resources available for achieving this goal. A…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Learning Module A

Understanding Leadership Process – Casey Peter Drucker expressed his thoughts on leadership when he said “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Bill Gates suggests that “as we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” Leadership, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is defined as…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic VIII

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic VIII Self Examination Question: Do entrepreneurs have a social responsibility?   What some may view as social responsibility others could view as positive investment.  Taking care of your customers and their need can go way beyond the individual’s specific experience of being in a shop,…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Blog Topic VII

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic VII Self Examination Question:  How are your conflict resolution skills?   Balancing your personal needs with the needs of those in your groups is important in maintaining healthy productivity from the team.  By helping others achieve their goals, you set yourself up for success when…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic VI

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic VI Self Examination Idea:  “The best way to be happy, is to make other people happy.”   Section III of Steven Schussler’s book It’s A Jungle Out There begins with the importance in being persistent.  Entrepreneurs will get told no and it is important to…
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Dec
03

Entrepreneurial Growth Blog Topic V

William Casey Asbill-Beck ENT 630: Entrepreneurial Growth   Blog Topic V  Self Examination:  “Imitation is the best form of flattery.”   All business enterprises budget finances.  Small businesses are inherently a more financially risky endeavor.  Therefore mature financial management and budgeting is necessary for start-up and small businesses.  Schussler explains that the best way to…
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