Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success: Power Strategic for Developing a High Profit Business

Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success: Power Strategic for Developing a High Profit Business

by Robert W. Price
     
 
As the pace of business competition accelerates, seat-of-the-pants management becomes ever more dangerous. In order to survive, entrepreneurs operating their ventures in uncertain environments need a focused "path to profitability." Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success provides the necessary tools for both the new and experienced entrepreneur to stay on course

Overview

As the pace of business competition accelerates, seat-of-the-pants management becomes ever more dangerous. In order to survive, entrepreneurs operating their ventures in uncertain environments need a focused "path to profitability." Roadmap to Entrepreneurial Success provides the necessary tools for both the new and experienced entrepreneur to stay on course and succeed. This essential business resource debunks dated concepts and offers a step-by-step program for:

  • identifying value drivers in your business, and communicating those drivers to your venture team and potential investors
  • understanding the business planning and business modeling process
  • leveraging the six competitive advantages and five market entry strategies that successful entrepreneurs use most often
  • gaining immediate "sales traction" in a fast-changing marketplace
  • growing around the "growth wall" that stops many companies cold
  • getting on the radar of potential acquirers if you choose to sell your business

Filled with key steps and strategies, it's a start-to-finish guide to maximizing growth.

Author Biography: Robert W. Price (Laguna Beach, CA) is Senior Research Fellow at the Global Entrepreneurship Institute, a nonprofit organization specializing in educating entrepreneurs leading high-growth-potential ventures.

Editorial Reviews

This essential business resource debunks dated concepts andoffers a step-by-step program.
Los Angeles Venture Association
Harvard Business School
The tech wreck is behind us. The fundamentals still matter as much as they ever have, and this back-to-basics book offers guidelines and helpful advice for launching a new enterprise. Author Robert W. Price is executive director of the Global Entrepreneurship Institute, a think tank based in Laguna Beach, California, and has written and edited almost a dozen other books on entrepreneurship. Here he focuses on two key elements: people and funding. It�s vital to hire accordingly and make each individual accountable for the business�s success, he contends, and to explore all avenues of potential financing when obtaining venture capital. Most of all, according to Price, entrepreneurs still need patience and realistic expectations. Since the tech wreck, the average time for a company to be acquired or undergo an IPO has returned to a minimum of five to seven years. Written in an amiable style, the book also delivers concise reviews and examples of the entrepreneurial spirit in major companies such as IBM, Microsoft, and Wal-Mart. The author blends it all into a worthy discussion of how-to�s for entrepreneurs just starting out.
April 4, 2005
Miami Herald
The author presents a very compelling glimpse of the Promised Land, and a tempting vision to which self-starters can aspire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814471906
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.92(d)

What People are saying about this

Paul Tulenko
Want to know why you should buy this book? Would you like for your present or future business venture to succeed? This book tells you how to make that happen?.Need money? Need technical help? Need pats on the back? The rest of this book will give you explicit and exact directions on what you will have to do to get these for yourself and your business?.Do you want still another reason to purchase this book? It has, in the appendix section, one of the absolutely best business plan outlines I have seen to date, and the next section gives you the how-to to generate the data you need to make your business plan a winner. I give this book 5 stars. (Only the Bible and the Constitution receive 6 stars.)
syndicated columnist

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