This text—a combination of Harvard Cases and text— examines the entrepreneurial process from the initial idea through business operations to harvest. It provides the knowledge and skills required for students pursuing careers as entrepreneurs as well as valuable ideas for those in a more structured business setting. Most importantly, it takes a close look at the process of identifying and pursuing opportunity, which has become increasingly important in restoring the competitive position of many U.S. industries in a global marketplace.
A textbook on entrepreneurship for students of management, organized into four parts: evaluating opportunity and developing the business concept; assessing and acquiring necessary resources; acquiring an existing business; and managing the enterprise and harvesting value. Each part includes a number of illustrative cases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Part I. EVALUATING OPPORTUNITY AND DEVELOPING THE BUSINESS CONCEPTChapter 1. A Perspective on Entrepreneurship Chapter 2. Developing Start-up Strategies Chapter 3. Valuation Techniques Chapter 4. The Business Plan Chapter 5. Legal Forms of Organization Chapter 6. The Road Well-Traveled Cases 1 -1 R&R 1 - 2 ICEDELIGHTS 1 - 3 Commercial Fixtures, Inc. 1 - 4 Downtown Daycare 1 - 5 DAG Part II. ASSESSING AND AQUIRING RESOURCES Chapter 7. Attracting Stakeholders Chapter 8. Bootstrap Finance Chapter 9. Alternative Sources of Financing Chapter 10. Deal Structure Chapter 11. Securities Law and Private Financing Chapter 12. Intellectual Property Chapter 13. Selling as a Systematic Process Cases 2 - 1 Steven B. Belkin 2 - 2 Heather Evans 2 - 3 Heartport 2 - 4 CVD 2 - 5 Viscotech, Inc. 2 - 6 Deaver Brown 2 - 7 Marcia Radisovitch 2 - 8 Chris Miller Part III. AQURING A GOING CONCERN Chapter 14. Purchasing a Business: The Search Process Chapter 15. LBO's: Using the "Search Fund" Model (and more...)