The Entrepreneur's Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Successful Growth

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The spirit of an entrepreneur is often characterized asone of unbridled passion and deep determination. While this may betrue, there are many other issues you must be aware of in order toexcel at any entrepreneurial endeavor.

Nobody understands this better than author David Feldman. Withover twenty-six years of experience in business and law—and asan entrepreneur himself—Feldman has worked with hundreds ofsuccessful entrepreneurs. Over the years, he's also seen some verysmart ...

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Overview

The spirit of an entrepreneur is often characterized asone of unbridled passion and deep determination. While this may betrue, there are many other issues you must be aware of in order toexcel at any entrepreneurial endeavor.

Nobody understands this better than author David Feldman. Withover twenty-six years of experience in business and law—and asan entrepreneur himself—Feldman has worked with hundreds ofsuccessful entrepreneurs. Over the years, he's also seen some verysmart people make some very serious mistakes. With TheEntrepreneur's Growth Startup Handbook, he now shares many ofthe lessons he's learned with you.

Inspired by a series of columns on entrepreneurship forSlate.com, this timely guide will help you determine if you havethe right makeup for the travails of entrepreneurship, and put youin a better position to navigate the biggest challenges one facesin creating and growing a business.

While there are many how-to books out there on entrepreneurship,none are quite like this. Filled with illustrative examples fromFeldman's own career as well as high-profile entrepreneurs such asBill Gates and Howard Stern, this book opens with a realisticassessment of the qualities you need to succeed as an entrepreneur.With this information in hand, Feldman moves on to address theseven essential issues associated with starting and growingsomething exciting in the entrepreneurial world. You'll gainvaluable insights on everything from the nuts and bolts of buildinga business—finding the right employees, partners, andinvestors—to staying focused while working on new ideas,balancing work with the rest of your life, and dealing with burnoutor boredom. Even if you have run your own business for some time,there are helpful suggestions and areas of coverage that applyequally to those in the middle and more mature stages of building abusiness.

Rounding out this detailed entrepreneurial discussion is a lookat the most likely reasons why businesses fail, and some strategiesfor helping you avoid them. Feldman also presents the briefbiography of a man who embodies so much about what type of personshould pursue their own business, and how he overcame variousobstacles to achieve success.

Whether you're thinking about starting a business, have alreadydone so, or work with or advise entrepreneurs, you can benefit fromthe essential insights found here.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118445655
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2013
  • Series: Bloomberg Financial Series , #617
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

David N. Feldman is an accomplished lawyer and currentlya Senior Partner of Richardson & Patel LLP in New York. He is afrequent public speaker, seminar leader, and counsel on issuesunique to small and microcap companies and is an active advocatewith regulators on small business issues. His clients includepublic and private companies, investment banks, venture capitalfirms, and high-net-worth individuals. Feldman has appeared onBloomberg TV and National Public Radio and been quoted in theNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, the FinancialTimes, the New York Law Journal, the Deal,Forbes, Entrepreneur, CFO, and otherpublications. Feldman is the author of the first two editions ofReverse Mergers and a contributor to The Issuer's Guideto PIPEs and PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in PublicEquity, Revised and Updated Edition. He received a bachelor ofscience in economics from the Wharton School at the University ofPennsylvania and his juris doctor from the University ofPennsylvania Law School.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1

CHAPTER 2 What Makes a Great Entrepreneur? 9

CHAPTER 3 Staying Focused While Working on New Ideas 27

CHAPTER 4 Getting a Life 45

CHAPTER 5 Employee Management 101 61

CHAPTER 6 Finding the Right Business Partner for Your Venture81

CHAPTER 7 Financing Your Company’s Growth 101

CHAPTER 8 Too Pooped to Produce? 123

CHAPTER 9 Battling Boredom in a Growing Company 143

CHAPTER 10 The Greatest Challenges 157

About the Author 173

Index 175

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