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  • 1. The Business Environments In this presentation three forms of ownerships in depth. Thapelo Muneri
  • 2. Overview  Introduction to business ownership  Sole proprietorship  Partnership  Corporations
  • 3. Choosing a Form of Ownership  There is no one “best” form of ownership.  The best form of ownership depends on an entrepreneur’s particular situation.  Key: Understanding the characteristics of each form of ownership and how well they match an entrepreneur’s business and personal circumstances
  • 4. Factors affecting the choice  Tax considerations  Liability exposure  Start-up and future capital requirements  Control  Managerial ability  Business goals  Management succession plans  Cost of formation
  • 5. Major forms of ownership  Sole Proprietorship  Partnership  Corporation  Limited Liability Company
  • 6. Entrepreneurship  Entrepreneur: A person who forms and operates a new business either by himself or herself or with others  Sole proprietorship: A form of business in which the owner is actually the business  The business is not a separate legal entity  Sole proprietor: The owner of a sole proprietorship
  • 7. Advantages of Sole Proprietorship  Simple to create  Least costly form to begin  Profit incentive  Total decision making authority  No special legal restrictions  Easy to discontinue
  • 8. Disadvantages of Sole Proprietorship  Unlimited personal liability  Limited skills and capabilities  Feelings of isolation  Limited access to capital  Lack of continuity of the business
  • 9. Liability Features of the Basic Forms of Ownership Sole Proprietorship Claims of Sole Proprietor’s Creditors Sole Proprietor’s Personal Assets 5-9
  • 10. Partnership  An association of two or more people who co-own a business for the purpose of making a profit.  Always wise to create a partnership agreement.  The best partnerships are built on trust and respect
  • 11. Advantages of Partnerships  Easy to establish  Complementary skills of partners  Division of profits  Larger pool of capital  Ability to attract limited partners
  • 12. Types of Partners  General partners  Take an active role in managing a business.  Have unlimited liability for the partnership’s debts.  Every partnership must have at least one general partner.  Limited partners  Cannot participate in the day-to-day management of a company.  Have limited liability for the partnership’s debts.
  • 13. Disadvantages of Partnership  Unlimited liability of at least one partner  Capital accumulation  Difficulty in disposing of partnership interest without dissolving the partnership  Lack of continuity  Potential for personality and authority conflicts  Partners bound by law of agency
  • 14. Liability Features of the Basic Forms of Ownership Partnership Claims of Partnership’s Creditors General Partner’s General Partnership’s Partner’s Assets Personal Personal Assets Assets 5 - 14
  • 15. Corporation Types of corporations:  Publicly held – a corporation that has a large number of shareholders and whose stock usually is traded on one of the large stock exchanges.  Closely held – a corporation in which shares are controlled by a relatively small number of people, often family members, relatives, or friends.
  • 16. Advantages of the corporation  Limited liability of stockholders  Ability to attract capital  Ability to continue indefinitely  Transferable ownership
  • 17. Liability Features of the Basic Forms of Ownership Corporation Claims of Corporation’s Creditors Corporation’s Assets Shareholder’s Personal Assets Shareholder’s Personal Assets 5 - 17
  • 18. Disadvantages of corporation  Cost and time of incorporation process  Double taxation  Potential for diminished managerial incentives  Legal requirements and regulatory “red tape”  Potential loss of control by founder(s)

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