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An Entrepreneurs Perspective - talk given to European University Summer School students on the subject of enterprise.

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Eu summer school

  1. 1. An Entrepreneurs Perspective James Rock
  2. 2. Definition... • What is an entrepreneur? • Who are the entrepreneurs you know? • Will you or your friends become entrepreneurs?
  3. 3. Definition... a person who organises and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks to do so
  4. 4. Definition... a person who organises and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks to do so enterpriser, tycoon, speculator, magnate, mogul, dealer, trader, promoter, impressario, wheeler-dealer, whizz-kid, mover-and-shaker, go-getter, high-flyer, hustler, ideas- man/person
  5. 5. My Background...
  6. 6. Pro’s and Con’s Discipline x Freedom = K Life Purpose & Passion Risk Vs Reward Equity Vs Salary
  7. 7. Luck...when chance and circumstances collide.. South Africa Mangas RecruitSolve.com Aeristech
  8. 8. The Growth of Entrepreneurialism > SME = 10,000 SME = 220,000 4.8m Businesses < SME = 4, 570,000
  9. 9. Opportunities Where do you think they are?
  10. 10. Opportunities Where do you think they are? Where I think they might be :- Cleantech / Green / Environment Creative Sector Overseas - BrIC
  11. 11. Challenges Stock Market volatility Exchange Rate Risk Lack of Funding Options Lack of Investors Herd Mentality Short-Termism Getting Support
  12. 12. Discussion - Q&A

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