Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns
ISBN: 9781137430342
Release Date: 2016-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

In this holistic and practical introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Paul Burns takes a life-cycle view of a business, arming students with a comprehensive understanding of the many stages and forms of entrepreneurship. The book unpicks exactly what makes an entrepreneur, what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how their characteristics help shape the businesses they run. What's new for this edition? - Updated international case studies from entrepreneurs and small businesses, ranging from Oman to Australia (see list below for more details) - First-hand, detailed stories from real-life entrepreneurs in brand new Meet the Entrepreneur video case studies - Exploration of the growing importance of social and civic enterprise and hot topics such as effectuation and lean entrepreneurship - Rich multimedia content in the form of additional teaching and learning resources on the companion website This market-leading book offers a truly global selection of case studies: - 97 cases from across Europe - 22 cases from the U.S. - 9 cases from Far Asia - 7 cases from the Middle East - 6 cases from Southern Asia - 6 cases from Australia

New Venture Creation

Author: Paul Burns
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9781352000511
Release Date: 2017-12-08
Genre: Business & Economics

A core textbook for creating a successful business plan which looks at everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider to have the best chance of launching a successful new venture. It is a very practical text and progressively builds a roadmap towards the creation of an effective business plan.

The Start Up J Curve

Author: Howard Love
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 9781626342934
Release Date: 2016-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

A predictable pattern of success Entrepreneurs who have read early drafts of The Start-Up J Curve responded, ''I wish I had this book years ago.'' A start-up unfolds in a predictable pattern; the more aware entrepreneurs are of this pattern, the better able they will be to capitalize on it. Author Howard Love calls this pattern the start-up J Curve: The toughest part of the endeavor is the time between the actual start of a new business and when the product and model are firmly established. The Start-Up J Curve gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to get through the early challenges so they can reach the primary value creation that lies beyond. Love brings thirty-five years of start-up experience to this comprehensive guide to starting a business. He outlines the six predictable stages of start-up growth and details the activities that should be undertaken at each stage to ensure success and to avoid common pitfalls. Instead of feeling lost and confused after a setback, start-up founders and investors can anticipate the challenges, overcome the obstacles, and ride the curve to the top.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Author: Paul Burns
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349249114
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Small business

Extensively revised for the second edition, this popular text deals with the problems and issues facing entrepreneurs and small business in the modern era.

Raising Entrepreneurial Capital

Author: John B. Vinturella
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780124017283
Release Date: 2013-01-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Raising Entrepreneurial Capital guides the reader through the stages of successfully financing a business. The book proceeds from a basic level of business knowledge, assuming that the reader understands simple financial statements, has selected a specific business, and knows how to write a business plan. It provides a broad summary of the subjects that people typically research, such as "How should your company position itself to attract private equity investment?" and "What steps can you take to improve your company's marketability?" Much has changed since the book was first published, and this second edition places effects of the global recession in the context of entrepreneurship, including the debt vs. equity decision, the options available to smaller businesses, and the considerations that lead to rapid growth, including venture capital, IPOs, angels, and incubators. Unlike other books of the genre, Raising Entrepreneurial Capital includes several chapters on worldwide variations in forms and availability of pre-seed capital, incubators, and the business plans they create, with case studies from Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. Combines solid theory with a practitioner's experience and insights Case studies illustrate theory throughout the book Updated to reflect the realities of the global economic recession

Growing a Business

Author: Paul Hawken
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671671648
Release Date: 1988-10-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses the prerequisites to starting a business and shares his own start-up strategies

Startup Leadership

Author: Derek Lidow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118845653
Release Date: 2014-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Anyone can start a business. But only leaders can succeed. Most entrepreneurs know the long odds: only a fraction of them will lead their enterprises through the rocky stages of growth to launch self-sustaining companies. Very few know how to outflank the failures that await them at every turn, including the most painful—being abandoned by key members of their team or getting pushed out by their board just as their business starts to generate real value. Derek Lidow is on a mission to improve these odds and change these outcomes. Throughout his long career—as CEO, innovator, and entrepreneur—he has tested virtually every aspect of launching a business. Lidow now argues that success is far less dependent upon a firm’s idea or any grand strategy than it is upon something more personal: leadership. Emerging companies have specific leadership requirements, stage by fast-moving stage. Few founders have been able to leverage the tremendous power of this underrecognized reality—until now. Startup Leadership demonstrates how founders can adopt the skills that are required at each stage of their journey. Whether you are at the idea stage or managing a more mature enterprise, you can start to recognize the fundamental conflict: how to balance your selfish drives with the more selfless leadership required by the organization at any given time. The book shows you how to achieve this balance by: Assessing your unique motivations, traits, and skills Creating a personal leadership strategy that leverages your strengths and mitigates your weaknesses Mastering how to lead teams, including boards Understanding the five prerequisites for driving change Taking control of your inevitable crises, thereby strengthening your team and your leadership With Lidow’s help, you will learn how to become the startup leader your business needs, and you’ll move forward with your plans with greater confidence and success.

Getting Entrepreneurial

Author: Larry C. Farrell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471444146
Release Date: 2003-08-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Getting Entrepreneurial! is the definitive guide forwould-be entrepreneurs, covering everything you need to know to putyour financial future in your own hands. But far beyond recitingbusiness school fundamentals, this book shows you how to create andinnovate, turn your idea into a great business, and grow thatbusiness to maturity. Author Larry Farrell gives you the secrets ofthe world’s greatest entrepreneurs, in an easy-to-followformat that covers: The four bedrock business fundamentals of the world’sgreatest entrepreneurs Sense of mission–the entrepreneurial way to identify anddeliver product/market winners Customer/product vision–creating entrepreneurial passionto produce continuous growth…and more! Don’t delay—order your copy today!

Opportunity Centred Entrepreneurship

Author: David Rae
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137474100
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The second edition of Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship focuses on the practical elements of opportunity creation, recognition and exploitation. It aims not simply to analyse what constitutes entrepreneurship, but also to enable you to develop your own entrepreneurial skills. By taking a practical approach, this book connects the theory and practice of entrepreneurship in useful and insightful ways that can be applied in the real world. It focuses on learning for, rather than about enterprise. Key features: • Unique focus on entrepreneurial opportunity creation and personal development • Revised and restructured content, providing detailed and current case studies and examples • Includes an introductory section on finance, with examples of cash flow, profit & loss, and balance sheets • Can be used for self-study, group or class-based learning

Brewing Up a Business

Author: Sam Calagione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111806187X
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products. Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms.

Entrepreneurship 4th Edition

Author: Zacharakis
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781119298816
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition delves into the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship so students will have the necessary tools to start their own businesses. It provides coverage on social enterprises and ethics due to the rise in green trends and corporate scandals. Up-to-date examples and references provide entrepreneurs with the most essential information.

Understanding Enterprise

Author: Simon Bridge
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137584557
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

The emergence of an enterprise culture and entrepreneurial economy has led to the rapid development of theories, policies and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. Understanding Enterprise provides a critical introduction to enterprise in its broadest context, particularly its application to business through entrepreneurship and small business. The book is divided into three distinct parts, which examine traditional approaches to entrepreneurship, new perspectives on the subject, and the success or otherwise of government policy. Key features: - Extensively revised to take into account the latest thinking and research - Reassessment of traditional views and a critique of conventional wisdom - Updated coverage of the impact and failings of comparative government policies - A good balance between theoretical and practical perspectives Understanding Enterprise is an essential companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship. Policy makers and practitioners will also benefit from this comprehensive guide.

Startup Communities

Author: Brad Feld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118483312
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities "Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support. Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more. Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community Perfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunities Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.