Geoffrey Cone, the successful leader of one of New Zealand’s most prominent law firms, recently participated in an event where he discussed his career as an entrepreneur and shared the benefits his career path has allotted him. The event was held in one of New Zealand’s most populated cities and was intended to encourage future professionals to consider entering the entrepreneurial field. Cone gave several talks to the young professionals who attended the event. During his talks, he emphasized the effect that entrepreneurship and small businesses had on the growing New Zealand economy, the benefits that small business ownership would have on the careers of young professionals. Cone ended the talks by describing his own journey in the legal profession and explaining the impact that his decision to start his own firm had on his personal life and the lives of those around him.
Effects of Entrepreneurship on New Zealand Economy
Geoffrey Cone discussed the positive effects that large levels of entrepreneurship can have on the New Zealand economy. Cone stated that entrepreneurship could cause the economy in New Zealand to become more stable as a result of the increase in job security, cash flow, and production in the country. Cone encouraged the young professionals to build businesses where they could thrive and sustain lifelong careers while proudly serving New Zealand citizens.
Benefits of Entrepreneurship
Geoffrey Cone also discussed the tactical benefits of opening a business. Cone emphasized the flexibility that entrepreneurship often brings to the lives of those who pursue it. The attorney described the life of an entrepreneurship as a demanding but rewarding one. He stated that the pursuit of entrepreneurship allows business owners to maintain a control of their lives that usually does not exist for individuals working for employers. Entrepreneurship also affords individuals the ability to drastically control income and financial output levels.
Personal Entrepreneurship Effects
Geoffrey Cone also took the time to discuss his personal experience with opening a business. In the early 1990s, after having worked in a legal office for brief time, Cone made the decision to partner with Karen Marshall to open the Cone Marshall law firm. Cone discussed the impact that his law firm has had on the New Zealand economy and stated that he hoped that the future professionals would make great contributions to their home land.