Tax specialist, educator, and entrepreneur Seb Brookers of Liveroy has written two books this year for (beginner) entrepreneurs. When he launched Men’s Shoes in 2020 with his brother Daniel Burley, he discovered just how much time and energy it takes to figure out what you need to know as a beginner entrepreneur.
“I studied financial economics and therefore have a very good background in finance and legal (tax) affairs. However, I still had a lot of research to do when I started,” says Brooks. “What I wanted to know before joining PERLIE is how much time you spend in management. You have to sit for that at least once a week. I have noticed that a lot of advice is given to entrepreneurs in a complex way. I think it is important that entrepreneurs, regardless About education, background, experience, or resources, from accessing information in an accessible manner, so that my books are understandable to all.”
Writing for a year and a half
In his first book A beginner’s guide to entrepreneurs Breukers writes about legal forms, intellectual property, contracts, business plans, and financing options. I wanted to mention everything that is important to entrepreneurs in the legal, tax and administrative field. This was great work, as well as my work as a teacher at Maastricht University and my own shoe brand. I worked on it for over a year and a half. I had no idea about publishing a book. Two of the publishers I sent the book to were interested. Then I chose the largest Vakmedianet.”
The United States, Russia and China
Soon the second book followed after the first: Employment contracts: all about rights, obligations and privacy. But for now, Brookers doesn’t have time to write. “PERLIE recently became available in an Atlanta retailer. Our first city is in the US. We are also busy making connections in Russia and would love to go to China, Singapore and Malaysia. There is so much to do in this area. I find the culture fascinating. And when I was there, I noticed that there is Bigger stores than I’ve seen in Paris or Barcelona, which we’ve never heard of here.”
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