have helped a company go into international trade, please share your experience
and what obstacles your company faced.
What are some advantages and disadvantages that small business
would have in international trade?
Has anyone had to sign a noncompete agreement for
employment? What was your experience with it? If not have you heard
good or bad about them? What are your thoughts from an employer/employee
standpoint regarding a noncompete? Are they worth it? Are they really enforceable?
How much say, involvement, oversight etc. should government have
in creating and enforcing safety laws and various regulations over
businesses? How much responsibility should fall on businesses to
make their own standards and policies to be good stewards of the community?
your entrepreneur, does it make you want to start a business or not? Explain.
What channels will you use to market
your business to your customers? Explain why you chose the channels you did.
What TV ad really stands out for you and why? Did it
convince you to buy the product? Explain.
Do you have plans
in your business plan for business continuity? What are they?
(Hint: most people don't think about this until they are ready to get out,
sell, or a business partner passes away. It's a common problem worth
thinking about now. You can Google it for some ideas.)
Have you served on
a board? (For-profit business or non-profit?) What was your
experience? If you haven't served, have you experienced a
"good" board or a "bad" board? What was it that made
them good or bad?
What legal form of
business would you choose for your business and why?
government provide grants for entrepreneurs starting new businesses? What
benefit is it to taxpayers?
How often should an
entrepreneur review their financial statements and why? (Cash flow,
income statement, balance sheet) Explain for each. Many business owners I
work with don't have them and/or don't know what a balance sheet is. Is
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13. Should an entrepreneur watch
cash or profits? Explain. What if they track cash and not profit and