Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137430346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5047

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

The 7 Irrefutable Rules of Small Business Growth

Author: Steven S. Little

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471707600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 4491

Resource added for the Business Management program 101023.

New Venture Creation

A Framework for Entrepreneurial Start-Ups

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1352000512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 7735

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.

Getting Entrepreneurial!

Creating and Growing Your Own Business in the 21st Century

Author: Larry C. Farrell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471444145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 5489

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!

The Start-Up J Curve

The Six Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

Author: Howard Love

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1626342938

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9974

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,Jim Dewhurst

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349249114

Category: Small business

Page: 333

View: 7817

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

Growing a Business

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671671642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1847

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

Raising Entrepreneurial Capital

Author: John B. Vinturella,Suzanne M. Erickson

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124017282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 5624

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

Startup Leadership

How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn Their Ideas Into Successful Enterprises

Author: Derek Lidow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111884565X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 6536

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.

Opportunity-Centred Entrepreneurship

Author: David Rae

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137474106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 6758

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

The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses

Author: Amar V. Bhidé

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195170313

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1204

Few would deny the crucial role that entrepreneurs play in our increasingly global economy-but exactly what is this vital, yet loosely defined business force we call the entrepreneurial spirit? This landmark study is the first to examine analytically the nature of the opportunities that entrepreneurs pursue, the problems they face, the traits they require, and the social and economic contributions they make. Until recently, entrepreneurs have been largely ignored in modern economic theory. But at the dawn of a networked age, marked by the advent of e-business and the home office, there's no question that entrepreneurs have recaptured the popular imagination. Studies now show that most men and women dream of starting their own businesses rather than rising through the corporate ranks. Yet in spite of increased attention by many of today's leading business schools, entrepreneurship has remained largely a mystery, an apparantly intuitive sense of values possessed by certain individuals.; This book targets the issues central to successful start-up ventures, such as endowments and opportunities, planning versus adaptation, securing resources, corporate initiatives, venture capital, revolutionary ventures and the evolution of fledgling businesses. Focusing on hard data and evaluations of numerous start-up businesses, including many of today's major industry leaders, this book presents a new economic model-a key to understanding the guts, determination, luck and skills that constitute the underpinnings of corporate success. Written in clear, concise prose, The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses goes behind the charts and graphs of business theory to the true heart of success. It is essential reading for business students, would-be entrepreneurs, or executives wanting to incorporate the vitality of the entrepreneurial spirit into their organization.

Brewing Up a Business

Adventures in Beer from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Author: Sam Calagione

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118061879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5872

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.

Small Firm Growth

Author: Per Davidsson,Leona Achtenhagen,Lucia Naldi

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601983565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 5630

Small Firm Growth comprehensively reviews the empirical literature on small firm growth to highlight and integrate what is known about this phenomenon and take stock of what past experiences of researching this area implies for how the phenomenon can or should be studied in future research.

Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition

Author: Zacharakis,William D. Bygrave,Andrew C. Corbett

Publisher: Wiley Global Education

ISBN: 1119298814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 622

View: 1225

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.

The Startup Way

How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth

Author: Eric Ries

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 110190321X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 8216

Entrepreneur and bestselling author of The Lean Startup, Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses of all kinds, ranging from established companies to early-stage startups, to grow revenues, drive innovation, and transform themselves into truly modern organizations, poised to take advantage of the enormous opportunities of the twenty-first century. In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries laid out the practices of successful startups – building a minimal viable product, customer-focused and scientific testing based on a build-measure-learn method of continuous innovation, and deciding whether to persevere or pivot. In The Startup Way, he turns his attention to an entirely new group of organizations: established enterprises like iconic multinationals GE and Toyota, tech titans like Amazon and Facebook, and the next generation of Silicon Valley upstarts like Airbnb and Twilio. Drawing on his experiences over the past five years working with these organizations, as well as nonprofits, NGOs, and governments, Ries lays out a system of entrepreneurial management that leads organizations of all sizes and from every industry to sustainable growth and long-term impact. Filled with in-the-field stories, insights, and tools, The Startup Way is an essential road map for any organization navigating the uncertain waters of the century ahead.

Foundations of High Impact Entrepreneurship

Author: Zoltán J. Ács

Publisher: Now Publishers Inc

ISBN: 1601981422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 86

View: 8029

Foundations of High Impact Entrepreneurship is the first survey of the theoretical literature on high impact entrepreneurship.

Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Author: Zhao, Fang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049023

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 7236

It has become a widely-recognized fact that entrepreneurs and information technology have become the backbone of the world economy. The increasing penetration of IT in society and in most of industries/businesses, as well as the joining forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy, reinforce the need for a leading and authoritative research handbook to disseminate leading edge findings about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of IT from an international perspective. Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents current studies on the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development, implementation, and application of information technology worldwide, as well as providing academics, entrepreneurs, managers, and practitioners with up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous research-based articles on the formation and implementation of effective strategies and business plans.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317601351

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6739

How can management be developed to create the greatest wealth for society as a whole? This is the question Peter Drucker sets out to answer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A brilliant, mould-breaking attack on management orthodoxy it is one of Drucker’s most important books, offering an excellent overview of some of his main ideas. He argues that what defines an entrepreneur is their attitude to change: ‘the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it and exploits it as an opportunity’. To exploit change, according to Drucker, is to innovate. Stressing the importance of low-tech entrepreneurship, the challenge of balancing technological possibilities with limited resources, and the organisation as a learning organism, he concludes with a vision of an entrepreneurial society where individuals increasingly take responsibility for their own learning and careers. With a new foreword by Joseph Maciariello

Entrepreneurship and Small Firms

Author: David Deakins,Mark S. Freel

Publisher: UK Higher Education Business Management

ISBN: 9780077136451

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 324

View: 7592

The sixth edition of Entrepreneurship and Small Firms has been fully revised and updated with contributions from leading academics in the field. Retaining the popular style of the previous editions and offering a clear and accessible introduction to the topic, this book provides a thorough coverage of entrepreneurial and small firm theory, concepts, evidence, policy and practice. Integrating academic theory with the day-to-day realities that entrepreneurs may encounter it furnishes the student with a comprehensive analysis of entrepreneurship. This well established text is justly popular for its clear and accessible approach, presenting the key topics of an entrepreneurship module in an engaging yet rigorous style. The book covers wide ranging topics from the economic influences on entrepreneurship and sources of finance, to issues of diversity, family business and social entrepreneurship. New to this edition is a chapter on Corporate Entrepreneurship offering students a unique insight into entrepreneurship activities in larger businesses and organizations.A reorganized chapter structure for the sixth edition allows students to navigate the four parts of the text from introductory concepts, the domains of entrepreneurship, through to strategy and to implementation. New part cases help to highlight the core themes and apply them to real business scenarios. The new edition retains a wealth of examples and cases throughout the chapters which illustrate entrepreneurship in action.