Keys to Starting a Small Business

Author: Joel G. Siegel
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0812044878
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Business & Economics

Do you have a product or service idea -- and if so, do you know how to transform it into a profitable business venture? Do you understand the advantages and disadvantages of buying an established business? Of starting an entirely new firm? Do you know the most prudent ways to finance your new business? Are you aware of the dos and don'ts fo selecting a location? Do you knowhow to deal with employees and meet the day-to-day challenges of running a going business? Answers to these questions and more are the basis of the Keys presented in this book. master each Key, and you master the art of starting a successful small business.

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Andrew Crane
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199211590
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

CSR encompasses broad questions about the changing relationship between business, society, and government. An authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues, the text provides clear thinking and perspectives on CSR and the debates around it.

A Desktop Guide for Nonprofit Directors Officers and Advisors

Author: Jack B. Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471791027
Release Date: 2006-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics

How to keep any nonprofit out of trouble, running smoothly, and accomplishing its mission "Jack Siegel--lawyer, accountant, management consultant, and computer whiz--takes the putative director or officer of a nonprofit organization on a useful and often entertaining voyage throughout the realm of the tax-exempt organizations universe, pointing out its quirks, foibles, and legal liabilities along the way. His handbook will make mandatory--and arresting--reading for those who are already serving as trustees, directors, officers, and key employees of exempt organizations, particularly charitable ones. Siegel's goal, in which he succeeds, is to help directors and officers of nonprofit organizations 'make better decisions.' The book is full of large policy analyses and paragraphs on the details, such as board size, board committees, board meeting formats, the contents of minutes, and the duties of officers. Salted with some excellent real-life examples, what also sets this book apart from most in its genre is the tone: the writing style, the brusqueness, the bluntness. He complains that too many directors 'check their good judgment at the boardroom door.' He advises individuals who 'desire agreement and demand adulation' to stay off boards; he insists on 'commitment' and 'institutional tension' with the executive director. He warns prospective directors that some organizations want, in addition to time and judgment, 'either your money or your ability to raise money.' To my delight, he extols the virtues of 'some level of expenditures' for qualified lawyers and accountants. Please join me in adding this most helpful handbook to your nonprofit library." --Bruce R. Hopkins, Attorney at Law, author of The Law of Tax-Exempt Organizations, Eighth Edition and Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization: A Legal Guide, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship

Author: Andreas Georg Scherer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781848442924
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Want to know what s buzzing with corporate citizenship? Look no further. This book shows why global corporate citizenship has been called the topic of the decade and why it matters to each of us, no matter where we live. It explains in plain English the major issues and ideas percolating in current research on the topic. Trust what you discover in the book. The list of contributors to Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship reads like a Who s Who of corporate citizenship research. Thomas Donaldson, University of Pennsylvania, US This is a unique and eclectic set of essays on a vitally important (but often neglected) topic. The editors are to be congratulated in assembling a distinguished group of scholars, who carefully and expertly guide the reader through the various facets of global corporate citizenship. This is a must read for anyone interested in the social ramifications of the globalization of business activity. John H. Dunning OBE, University of Reading, UK and Rutgers University, US Start with a fact large corporations wield enormous power in the contemporary, globalized economy. Then note the hopes and fears that this fact inspired the potential to harness the profit motive to social needs, but the fear that the profit motive can just as easily wreak havoc. And finally, bring together some leading scholars from around the world to discuss the matter and the result is a hugely impressive collection of essays on one of the burning issues of our time. This volume is definitive the necessary starting point for future debate. Paul S. Adler, University of Southern California, US This volume provides an extensive and comprehensive overview of current research and theory about why and how corporations should play a more active role in fulfilling their global citizenship obligations and responsibilities. Its contributors include many of the most important and influential scholars in the field of corporate social responsibility from both Europe and the US. An important strength of this volume is the diversity and breadth of the dimensions of corporate citizenship that it explores in depth. This volume provides an important resource to scholars, managers, and activists interested in promoting corporate citizenship. David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley, US The Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship identifies and fosters key interdisciplinary research on corporate citizenship and provides a framework for further academic debate on corporate responsibility in a global society. This exciting and important Handbook provides a unique forum to discuss the consequences of the social and political mandate of business firms and examines the implications of these consequences for the theory of the firm. Leading academics have been invited from various disciplines such as management studies, economics, sociology, legal studies and political science to evaluate the concept of corporate citizenship and to analyze the role of private business in global governance and the production of global public goods. The Handbook is structured in seven sections: theoretical perspectives on corporate citizenship contemporary issues and challenges of global business regulation actors and institutions of global business regulation disciplinary perspectives on corporate citizenship implications for management theory building critical perspectives on corporate citizenship conclusions. This Handbook will be a significant read for academics, postgraduate students and managers interested in the field of corporate citizenship, regulation and corporate responsibility across the social sciences.

Financial Management

Author: Jae K. Shim
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764114026
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics


The Ernst Young business plan guide

Author: Eric S. Siegel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: UCSD:31822015344708
Release Date: 1993-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Written for entrepreneurs who are in the planning stages of starting, expanding, or acquiring a business, this useful guide provides step-by-step procedures for preparing a business plan. You'll find out why certain information is vital to the success of your plan and how this data can be best presented. Revised and updated, The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, Second Edition covers new regulations and includes a new chapter on further considerations that need to be addressed when developing a business plan - areas like staffing levels, additional financing for growth, and cashing out. There's also a new chapter on how to choose the right business entity (partnerships, sole proprietorships, S corporations, and C corporations) for your specific needs. You'll find new tax information, a new section on how to include buying a company in your business plan, a new section that discusses the impact of information technology on keeping your business plan up-to-date, and a new section on what to include as attachments (for instance, resumes, profit analyses, agreements) to a business plan. Like its bestselling predecessor, this Second Edition covers all of the basics involved in creating a successful business plan. You'll find out why a business plan is used for more than just raising money. This Second Edition offers a revealing discussion of how both lenders and investors really evaluate a business plan. It deals with the various legal forms that a business plan can take, a decision that affects how much money can be eventually raised, the impact the federal tax code will have on the business, and the potential financial rewards for investors. The Ernst & Young Business Plan Guide, SecondEdition provides a piece-by-piece dissection of a model business plan - with examples of a real plan interspersed throughout. Specific chapters focus on different portions of the business plan. You'll find out how to tailor your plan to specific industries and how to broaden your plan's appeal to financial and strategy reviewers. You'll get a list of special issues and questions that you'll need to be sensitive to as well as some of the questions that will be asked by those who will be reviewing the plan. A business plan for a hypothetical company, Good Food, Inc., an all-natural baby and children's food company, is presented to more clearly highlight the business plan preparation process.

The Medical Entrepreneur Digital Version

Author: Daniel Mark Siegel
Publisher: Nano 2 Business Press
ISBN: 9780615433523
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is written for medical students, medical residents, and physicians in private practice, academia and research. The book is an excellent review of everything a doctor needs to know about the business of medicine from the moment he or she graduates medical school.

Entrepreneurship 101

Author: Jae K. Shim
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 0764114107
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Business & Economics

A successful entrepreneur is a man or woman who knows how to combine venture capital with hard work to create an entirely new and profitable enterprise. For those with the talent and imagination to become entrepreneurs, this book summarizes things they must know and tasks they must accomplish. Factors include financing, management of assets, legal considerations, accounting, human resource management, knowledge of the selected business type, taxes, marketing, and daily operations. Barron's Business Success books offer useful advice and instruction to career-minded men and women looking to get ahead in the business and corporate world.

CTOs at Work

Author: Scott Donaldson
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781430235934
Release Date: 2012-01-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Scott Donaldson, Stanley Siegel and Gary Donaldson interview many of the world's most influential chief technology officers in CTOs at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to the highly acclaimed elite At Work books including Coders at Work, CIOS at Work and Venture Capitalists at Work. As the words “at work” suggest, the authors focus on how their interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of the CTO while revealing much more: how they got there, how they manage and allocate projects, and how they interact with business units and ensure that their companies take advantage of technologies, teamwork, and software development practices to respond to organizational needs and improve employee productivity. Surveying a variety of unique corporations, CTOs at Work offers insights into the present and future of CTOs in organizations around the world. Other books in the Apress At Work Series: Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4 Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9 CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5 Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8 European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2 Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7 Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7 Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0 What you’ll learn How many chief technical officers from the world's leading corporations do their job, and the skills they consider most essential for carrying out their work effectively Interesting applications of technology and software development used to increase productivity or profitability in today's leading organizations The technology and business-related challenges and opportunities that CTOs foresee in years to come Who this book is for Anyone interested in how a CTO views the use of technologies in an organization and leads its software development initiatives. This book is especially useful for managers, developers, and IT personnel charged with using automation to increase productivity. Indeed, it's not just for aspiring CTOs, but also for project managers, software engineers, and application developers who want a better understanding of the strategies their senior IT executives employ to make their organizations as productive and competitive as possible. Table of Contents SAIC CA Technologies Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Polar Star Consulting BPL Global NPR Mind Over Machines Gartner, Inc. Springer TinEye/Idée MAPA Group Johnson & Johnson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Gerson Lehrman Group

Japanese Immigration

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on immigration and naturalization
ISBN: STANFORD:36105117903851
Release Date: 1921

From Corporate to Social Media

Author: Marisol Sandoval
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317936046
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Social Science

The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities. Marisol Sandoval’s political economic analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges. From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media. It will interest students and scholars of media studies, cultural industry studies, sociology, information society studies, organization studies, political economy, business and management.