Demystifies the process of running a business, from developing a plan to managing personal and professional finances, in a detailed resource that includes recommendations for such topics as marketing, developing client relationships, and technology. Original.
Examines issues affecting entrepreneurship and productivity, looking at factors contributing to enhanced productivity, the future of US and world growth rates, and the role of entrepreneurship and quality in productivity and production decisions. Includes chapter problems. Useful as a text for undergraduate and graduate students of business administration, economics, and engineering, in courses emphasizing production and productivity. Material is accessible to students without previous courses in economics. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
A reference for prospective entrepreneurs covers such topics as identifying sound business opportunities, creating a business plan, calculating financial projections, working with venture capital and debt financing, getting assistance, marketing, and the Internet. Reprint.
Innovative entrepreneurs are the prime movers of the economy. The innovative entrepreneur helps to overcome two types of institutional friction. First, existing firms may not innovate efficiently due to incumbent inertia resulting from adjustment costs, diversification costs, the replacement effect, and imperfect adjustment of expectations. The innovative entrepreneur compensates for incumbent inertia by embodying innovations in new firms that compete with incumbents. Second, markets for inventions may not operate efficiently due to transaction costs, imperfect intellectual property protections, costs of transferring tacit knowledge, and imperfect information about discoveries. The innovative entrepreneur addresses inefficiencies in markets for inventions through own-use of discoveries and adoption of innovative ideas. The Innovative Entrepreneur presents an economic framework that addresses the motivation of the innovative entrepreneur, the innovative advantage of entrepreneurs versus incumbent firms, the effects of competitive pressures on incentives to innovate, the consequences of creative destruction, and the contributions of the innovative entrepreneur to the wealth of nations.
This accessible, reader-friendly text guides you through a complete life cycle of the firm as it introduces the theories, knowledge, and corporate finance tools and techniques an entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful venture. With a strong emphasis on sound financial management practices, the text explores important issues entrepreneurs face, including how and where to obtain financing, using business cash flow models, and positioning the early-stage company strategically. You will also gain an understanding of how to interact effectively with financial institutions and regulatory agencies that can affect venture growth and enable liquidity for investors. Drawing on real-life entrepreneurial ventures and common financial scenarios, the authors include an in-depth capstone case, numerous mini-cases, and abundant examples to engage your interest and vividly illustrate key concepts such as venture capital funds, institutional investors, strategic alliances, the role of business angels, licensing agreements, and exit strategies. Trust ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, Fifth Edition, to provide the skills and confidence you need for entrepreneurial success in today's markets. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Experts in public economics and financial economics discuss the special role of venture capital and if public policy should promote the venture capital industry; empirical and theoretical perspectives are developed. The existing literature in both public economics and financial economics often fails to consider how appropriate and effective public policy may be in promoting the venture capital industry. Public economics has dealt extensively with the effect of taxes and subsidies but has neglected the unique role of venture capitalists as active investors who provide not only funding but added value. Financial economics has emphasized the special role of the venture capitalist but has not focused on the real effects of venture capital in industry equilibrium or the role of public policy. This volume in the CESifo Seminar series brings together experts in public and financial economics to develop a theoretically and empirically informed international policy perspective for an era in which policymakers increasingly look to venture capital as a source of jobs, innovation, and economic growth. The chapters in part I analyze data on the levels of venture capital fundraising in Europe, problems in the bank-oriented beginnings of German venture capital finance in the 1970s, and the inefficiency of Canadian labor-sponsored venture capital funds. Part II looks at the effect of venture capital on labor market performance, the importance of exit opportunities, and the effect of information inflows on the venture capital cycle. The chapters in part III take the perspective of public economics, reviewing the role of public policy in addressing potential market failures, improving the quality of venture capital investments, and affecting entrepreneurial business activity through tax policy.
This edited book is an important contribution to entrepreneurship literature, as it focuses on the sociological aspects of entrepreneurial behavior. The chapters encompass research on social and community-based entrepreneurship and investigate how the cultural and social conditions of a region influence entrepreneurship.
The Balanced Entrepreneur: A Guide to Creating a Purposeful Life and Living it Unapologetically is an inspirational manual for entrepreneurs, from beginners to seasoned business owners, on how to live their best lives without qualification. The Balanced Entrepreneur establishes a new paradigm for implementing balance in the lives of those who try to do it all: work, family, and the pursuit of wellness in the midst of life’s hiccups. Readers will learn practical tips, including everything from business application to the art of effective self-care. The Balanced Entrepreneur covers themes from spirituality to wealth management and everything in between. It is an essential guide for prospering as an entrepreneur in business and in life today.
This new edition of Entrepreneurial Financial Management presents an applied, realistic view of finance for today’s entrepreneurs. The book provides an integrated set of concepts and applications, drawn from entrepreneurship, finance, and accounting, that will prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for the world they are likely to face as they start their new businesses. The book’s contents are designed to follow the life cycle of a new business venture. Topics are covered in the order that entrepreneurs can expect to encounter them as they begin the process of business start-up and move into growing the business. A comprehensive financial spreadsheet template is included with the book. This tool allows for the application of many of the concepts to actual businesses, and can be a valuable supplement to the process of developing a full business plan. The financial spreadsheet templates are available for unlimited free downloads at Professor Cornwall’s blog site: www.drjeffcornwall.com. Key Changes in the Third Edition • The authors have added material on how the book’s financial templates align with business modeling. • The financial templates have been updated and now include more up-to-date assumptions on benefit costs. • There is updated coverage of debt and equity financing due to new regulations and evolving investor expectations. • The bootstrapping chapter has been revised to reflect the explosion of social media and its impact on bootstrap marketing.
This practical text presents an applied, realistic view of entrepreneurial finance for today's changing business environment. It provides an integrated set of concepts and applications, drawing from entrepreneurship, finance, and accounting, that will prepare aspiring entrepreneurs for the world they will most likely face as they start their new businesses. The contents are designed to follow the life cycle of a new business venture, with topics presented in the logical order that entrepreneurs are likely to face them. Although the authors cover venture capital and public offerings, they put them in their proper perspective as unlikely vehicles for most entrepreneurs. The book includes a comprehensive financial spreadsheet template with step-by-step instructions that allows for applications of many of the concepts to actual businesses. This new edition adds a nonprofit version of the spreadsheet, and both templates can be downloaded from the author's website. The book also includes a comprehensive survey of funding sources, including all-new chapters on financing over the life of a venture and financing from the entrepreneur, family and friends.