A gold mine of advice and guidance from an international team of entrepreneurial all-stars From TiE, the world's largest not-for-profit entrepreneurial organization, this valuable handbook features chapters written by acknowledged experts in their respective fields. It covers all areas of vital concern to entrepreneurs-as well as the accountants, venture capitalists, and attorneys who work with them-including legal issues, venture funding, management teams, stock options, business planning, and much more. TiE is a worldwide organization founded in Silicon Valley over a decade ago and dedicated to promoting entrepreneurial ventures. Its members number 800 professionals in forty-one locations in eight countries.
Combines stories about modern day entrepreneurs and personalities from the past along with the author's own experiences to provide pragmatic advice and a unique perspective on the skills needed for a successful career and personal happiness.
Intended primarily for undergraduate courses in small business management or entrepreneurship, this text also provides practical content to anyone interested in starting their own business.With a practical, hands on approach to entrepreneurship, this text aims to provide readers with the knowledge and tools they need to launch a business so that it has the greatest chance for success.
Entrepreneurship is a fundamental business discipline and a phenomenon that drives economic growth globally. This shortform textbook focuses on the absolute essential elements of the field, covering theory and practice. Illuminating the development of entrepreneurship, the author also concise introduces the entrepreneurial personality and some of the additional hurdles faced by female and minority entrepreneurs. The central role of creativity, innovation and culture are also examined as well as entrepreneurial strategies for finance and marketing. This short text provides a unique expert overview for students of entrepreneurship, whilst the practical insights will also be useful in applications for budding entrepreneurs
For courses in Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and New Venture Management. Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, 5/e is the practical, how-to guide that gives students the tools to launch a new venture and the knowledge for entrepreneurial success.
The tool that today's students need to master the most essential issues involved in starting and managing a successful new business venture. The first book in the field to have an entire chapter on E-Commerce! FEATURES New! Chapter 15, "E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur," serves as a guide to conducting business on the web. New! Chapter 2, "Inside the Entrepreneurial Mind: From Ideas to Reality," discusses the creative process entrepreneurs use to create business ideas. "You Be the Consultant" feature challenges students to apply what they've learned. Each chapter has two of these boxes, which pose a problem situation, with questions to focus attention on key issues. A dedicated Web site at www.prenhall.com/zimmerer includes Internet exercises, author updates, and over 1,000 links to relevant small business sites.
Drawing on their own creativity, energy, and personal experience, entrepreneurs identify and seek to fill needs not currently being met by existing products or services. By doing so, they create financial/and or social value. This text examines all phases of the entrepreneurial process: ideas for something new and better than what currently exists, determining whether these ideas suggest viable business opportunities, obtaining needed financial and human resources, securing intellectual property protection, launching the new venture, developing strategies for gaining and maintaining competitive advantage, and building a customer base. In discussing these and other topics, the text draws on research findings that help identify variables that play a role in entrepreneurs’ effective performance of these tasks, and so–ultimately–in their success.
Entrepreneurs are, in essence, individuals who take action to convert their ideas into reality. Doing so involves completing many steps; Robert Baron describes these steps, and provides guidance for performing them successfully. To do so, it incorporat
For courses in Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and New Venture Management. The Foundation to Building a Successful Small Business Taking a practical, hands-on approach to entrepreneurship, this text equips students with the tools and critical thinking skills they need to position themselves for enduring small business success. Now in its Eighth Edition, Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management teaches students how to successfully launch and manage a small business with staying power. By dissecting case studies, examining successes and failures in the context of the market, and observing the tactics used by today’s most successful small business ventures, a diverse set of students can develop potent business acumen in the classroom. These skills give them a unique advantage in a hotly competitive environment, transforming their passion, creativity, and ambition into the force that drives the world’s economy. Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management contains a multitude of student- and instructor-friendly features, almost all of which have been updated in this new edition.