Nbr. 33, January 2007
- The importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth, job creation and wealth creation.
- Creating entrepreneurships: form of entity; management provision concerns; dispute resolution provisions; growth provisions - identification of rights and responsibilities of participants in entrepreneurship including allocation of risks.
- What it means to be an entrepreneur.
- Private financing of entrepreneurships: sources of private financing; guarantees (required personal or otherwise); when to go public (pros and cons); rights of financing parties; defaults; capital formation for entrepreneurial ventures; tax considerations.
- Government assistance to entrepreneurships: on local, state/provincial, and federal levels.
- A case study of a successful private entrepreneurship.
- People aspects of entrepreneurs: personal service contacts with key personnel including non-compete clauses, methods of reimbursement for company success, incentives (profit-sharing or other), and effect of immigration restrictions on entrance of possible entrepreneurs into Canada and the U.S.
- The importance of venture capital in promoting entrepreneurship.
- Where do the United States and Canada stand vis-a-vis other countries regarding entrepreneurship?
- Intellectual property aspects of entrepreneurship: protection in patent and trademark areas, as well as copyright and know-how areas (local and foreign); penetration of overseas markets (directly or through licensing); possible industrial espionage concerns.
- Capitalizing on the success of entrepreneurship: IPOs, private sales, tax aspects, residual interest of entrepreneurs after sales of IPOs.
- Entrepreneurship: business and government.