Entrepreneurial Finance

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Let Financial Economic Foundations Guide You in Your Decision Making! Providing unique insight, this is the first text to apply current financial economics research and theory to the study of entrepreneurship and new venture finance. This approach will help you use financial economic foundations as a framework to guide you in your decision-making process. You'll learn to think of new ventures as portfolios of real options, value financial claims of the entrepreneur and venture capital investors, and structure ...
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Let Financial Economic Foundations Guide You in Your Decision Making! Providing unique insight, this is the first text to apply current financial economics research and theory to the study of entrepreneurship and new venture finance. This approach will help you use financial economic foundations as a framework to guide you in your decision-making process. You'll learn to think of new ventures as portfolios of real options, value financial claims of the entrepreneur and venture capital investors, and structure financial contracts in light of new venture information problems. And with the help of real-world examples, you'll gain a better understanding of the broad range of situations and problems that you'll likely face as an entrepreneur. Key Features
* The importance of strategy in new venture planning is stressed to help you develop a successful business plan for a new venture.
* A valuation perspective is used to describe topics such as strategic planning, business planning, financial modeling, assessing financing needs, raising outside financing, structuring financial contracts with investors, and harvesting.
* Relevant examples are integrated throughout the text to provide a real-world perspective. Also discussed is the fact that entrepreneurs and outside investors have different expectations for performance of a venture, and different requirements for a return on investment.
* Spreadsheet modeling and simulations using custom software are used to enhance learning.
Get Interactive! The book's Web site contains valuable resources including:
* PowerPoint presentations
* Active Excel spreadsheets
* Venture.SIM-a simulation software program
* Tutorials on how to use the software
* Extensive links to other sites and much more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471322870
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.87 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Smith is Professor of Financial Management at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University, where he teaches courses on new venture finance, and corporate financial policy and strategy. He is also Director of the Venture Finance Institute at Claremont. Professor Smith has served on several boards that are responsible for investing on behalf of pension funds and university endorsements, and has consulted extensively on matters involving investment, valuation, financial contracting, securities litigation, and antitrust.

Janet Kiholm Smith is Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at Claremont McKenna College, where she teaches courses on the economics of strategy and industrial organization. She currently serves on the College's investment committee and consults on matters related to working capital management, the economics of contracts, and antitrust. She is the author of numerous journals articles, including publications in Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Law and Economics, and Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.

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Table of Contents

GETTING STARTED.

An Overview of New Venture Financing.

FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF STRATEGIC AND BUSINESS PLANNING.

The Business Plan.

New Venture Strategy.

Developing Business Strategy Using Simulation.

FINANCIAL FORECASTING.

Methods of Financial Forecasting.

Assessing Financial Needs.

VALUATION.

The Framework of New Venture Valuation.

Valuation in Practice: The Investor's Perspective.

Valuation: The Entrepreneur's Perspective.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND FINANCIAL CONTRACTING.

Financial Contracting with Symmetric Information.

Dealing with Information and Incentive Problems.

Financial Contracting.

FINANCING AND HARVESTING CHOICES.

Venture Capital.

Choice of Financing.

Harvesting.

CONCLUSION.

The Future of Entrepreneurial Finance: A Global Perspective.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2000

    Finance Self-Help

    Entrepreneurial Finance is a one-stop-shopping guide for entrepreneurs to: 1. start your business 2. understand and evaluate the risks 3. how to weigh financing options 4. what expansion really means After explaining all this in normal people (non-banker) language, Prof¿s Smith have taken the Internet age step and show you, on-line, in the accompanying website, what they are talking about in easy to use spreadsheets. This is a true user-friendly tool that you don¿t need an MBA to figure out how to use or apply Don¿t start your business without it!!

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