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In finance, it's all about smart decisions. ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE closely follows the life-cycle of a financial firm and shows you sound financial management practices that will enable you to run and grow your business venture. By introducing the theories, knowledge, and financial tools needed by an entrepreneur in starting his or her own business, ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE gives you the information you need to succeed. And because it's easy to understand and full of study tools, with ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE you'll succeed in class as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324289237
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Chris Leach is Professor of Finance and former Division Chair of Finance at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Finance Ph.D. from Cornell University and previously taught at the Wharton School and Carnegie Mellon. His teaching experience includes courses for undergraduates, MBAs and executives. He has been recognized as Graduate Professor of the Year and has received an award for MBA Teaching Excellence.

His research on a variety of topics has been published in The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Business and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, among others. Leach's business background includes various startups dating back to late junior high in the 1970's. More recently, he was the chairman of a New Mexico startup and, as an investor and advisor, participated in a late 1990's Silicon Valley startup that subsequently was merged into a public company. His consulting activities include business plan advising, valuation and deal structure for early stage and small businesses.

Ronald W. Melicher is Professor of Finance and current Chair of the Finance Division at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He holds undergraduate, M.B.A., and D.B.A. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has been the recipient of several distinguished teaching awards and was designated as a University-wide President's Teaching Scholar. Melicher has held the William H. Baughn Distinguished Scholar faculty position. He teaches entrepreneurial finance topics and venture valuation methods to undergraduate and MBA students, and teaches in Executive MBA and executiveeducation programs. He has assisted development-stage ventures in formalizing their business plans and has been involved in valuing early-stage firms.

Melicher's service to the finance profession includes having served as Vice President-Program and President of the Financial Management Association. He has published articles in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Financial Management.

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Table of Contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION. 1. Introduction and Overview. 2. From the Idea to the Business Plan. PART II. ORGANIZING AND OPERATING THE VENTURE. 3. Organizing and Financing a New Venture. 4. Measuring Financial Performance. 5. Evaluating Financial Performance. PART III. PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. 6. Financial Planning: Long-Term and Short-Term. 7. Types and Costs of Financial Capital. 8. Securities Law Fundamentals. PART IV. CREATING AND RECOGNIZING VENTURE VALUE. 9. The Creation and Calibration of Value. 10. Venture Capital Valuation Methods. PART V. STRUCTURING FINANCING FOR THE GROWING VENTURE. 11. Security Structure and Enterprise Value. 12. Professional Venture Capital. 13. Other Financing Alternatives. PART VI. TURNAROUND AND EXIT STRATEGIES. 14. Harvesting the Business Venture Investment. 15. Financial Distress: Turnaround Opportunity or Liquidation. PART VII. CAPSTONE CASES. Case 1: Coral Systems, Inc. Case 2: Spatial Technology.
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