Considering New Zealand has one of the highest proportions of its workforce in small business (one to 19 employees) and the lowest proportion of companies employing more than 100 staff, Irving describes owner-managers
as the understated heroes of the New Zealand business landscape.
To gain an insight into the owner-manager
's personal knowledge and understanding of environmental management, 14 topics relevant to environmental protection and good business practice were listed and the owner-managers
were asked to record their current level of knowledge on a simple 4 point scale ranging from poor, fair, good to excellent.
If the owner-manager
perceives the agencies as being unable to help, he or she will not consult them.
Molian said the course addressed four or five key issues facing owner-managers
in his right mind is going to retain profits in a company when it will cost him more to do so?
Simon Richards, director of HRC Group says: "Until now owner-managers
in the North-East have relied on their accountant, lawyer or bank manager for financial help.
Further as the firm grows the owner-manager
starts to recruit managers who have had previous exposure to strategic management tools and naturally use them in managing the firm's strategy.
As a whole, the owner-manager
perspective increases the relevance and actuality of the topic.
Photo: Steven Rene Arroyo, owner-manager
of Boxer, and pastry chef Angela Hunter display some of the restaurant's specialties.
For example, the innovation introduced in firm 5 was a new process that considerably reduced production time, and the owner-manager
considered quick delivery to be a very important competitive advantage in the sector.
The question for usage was phrased so that a "yes" answer could simply mean that the owner-manager
compared last year's financial statement to this year's.
The guide discusses ways in which good owner-manager
controls may mitigate the auditor's concern.
Bear Stearns Unit to Acquire Established Owner-Manager
A good owner-manager
programme will cost $15,000 to 520,000 and involve some time away from the business.
The lease-up of 150 Broadway is a result of JEMB's owner-manager
approach and quality management of this prime property.