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The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship / Edition 4
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The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship / Edition 4

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by William D. Bygrave, Andrew Zacharakis
 

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ISBN-10: 0470481315

ISBN-13: 9780470481318

Pub. Date: 12/02/2009

Publisher: Wiley

For entrepreneurs with a vision, opportunities are everywhere. Even in tough economic times, more and more people are seizing the chance to get out of someone else's office and into their own. Success is by no means a guarantee, but there's no reward without risk. The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship is designed to lower that risk.

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For entrepreneurs with a vision, opportunities are everywhere. Even in tough economic times, more and more people are seizing the chance to get out of someone else's office and into their own. Success is by no means a guarantee, but there's no reward without risk. The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship is designed to lower that risk.

This newly updated Fourth Edition equips entrepreneurs with the same knowledge and information taught to MBA candidates in top business schools. William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis lead an all-star team of professors, consultants, and entrepreneurs in bringing this bestselling business resource into step with today's entrepreneurial landscape with totally up-to-date case studies and examples. Plus, this edition includes access to the Portable MBA Online, which provides a wealth of handy forms, study guides, videos, presentations, and much more.

Starting a business is tough even in the best of times; here you'll find all the information you need to make sure your business makes it, including how to:

  • Recognize great entrepreneurial opportunities

  • Write a business plan and build your financial statements

  • Secure financing with venture capital or debt financing

  • Franchise your successful business

  • Manage a growing business

  • Protect your intellectual property

  • Sell a business when the time is right

As always, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship brings you the collective wisdom of some of the best minds in business and academia in plain, accessible language. This comprehensive, engaging resource offers a cutting-edge education in entrepreneurship at a cut-rate price.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470481318
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/02/2009
Series:
Portable MBA Series , #35
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
485
Sales rank:
313,727
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Complete List of Downloadable Materials for The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship vii

Preface to the Fourth Edition ix

About the Contributors xi

1 The Entrepreneurial Process 1
William D. Bygrave

2 Idea Generation 27
Heidi M. Neck

3 Opportunity Recognition, Shaping, and Reshaping 53
Andrew Zacharakis

4 Entrepreneurial Marketing 83
Abdul Ali and Kathleen Seiders

5 Business Planning 109
Andrew Zacharakis

6 Building Your Pro Forma Financial Statements 137
Andrew Zacharakis

7 Equity Financing: Informal Investment, Venture Capital, and Harvesting 161
William D. Bygrave

8 Debt and Other Forms of Financing 197
Joel M. Shulman

9 External Assistance for Start-ups and Small Businesses 225
Elizabeth J. Gatewood and Carol McLaurin

10 Legal and Tax Issues 263
Richard Mandel

11 Intellectual Property 297
Kirk Teska and Joseph S. Iandiorio

12 Selling in an Entrepreneurial Context 329
Mark P. Rice and H. David Hennessey

13 Beyond Start-up: Developing and Sustaining the Growing Organization 355
Donna Kelley and Edward Marram

14 Franchising 385
Steve Spinelli

15 Social Entrepreneurship 411
Heidi M. Neck

Glossary 437

Index 459

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