Presented by Peter Mellalieu at Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, to participants in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES), March 11, 2010.

We all want to be part of creating a winning enterprise. But what processes are required to create a winning enterprise? What is the role you can best play to make your enterprise a success?

Peter Mellalieu introduces and explains the entrepreneurial process (EP) model and asks you to consider the following questions:
•EXAMINE the pieces of the entrepreneurial process (EP) ‘jigsaw’.
•IDENTIFY the piece(s) of the jigsaw that you can most contribute to your team.
•JUSTIFY your choice to your team in terms of your talents, interests, and/or strengths.
•NEGOTIATE the best allocation of the pieces of the jigsaw to create a ‘winning team’.
•IDENTIFY how you will address weaknesses in your team’s talents and/or interests.

The entrepreneurial process model illustrates how wealth is created through several processes including:
•Spotting opportunities to improve products, services and/or processes
•Growing a business that succeeds through putting the customer first and controlling the business
•Continuously innovating to overcome obstacles through managing risk, finding required resources, showing determination, and using networks.

Audio recording/citation
Mellalieu, P. J. (2010, March 11). Creating a winning enterprise: Your place in the entrepreneurial process. Slideshow presentation with soundtrack presented at the Introduction to Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) for secondary school students, Auckland: Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from

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