The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth: The Grant Thorton LLP Guide for Entrepreneurs

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"An excellent road map for the entrepreneur . . . straightforward . . . has immediate application . . . provides insight into growing a company strategically."-Mike Valentine President BASYS Technologies

"Practical, useful, and interesting . . . clearly written by experienced practitioners . . . assist[s] entrepreneurs struggling with difficult reporting and systems issues."-William Murphy Chief Financial Officer Computer Horizons

"You must read The Road to Success. Failure to do so could be fatal . . . a map for every entrepreneur who wants to

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Overview

"An excellent road map for the entrepreneur . . . straightforward . . . has immediate application . . . provides insight into growing a company strategically."-Mike Valentine President BASYS Technologies

"Practical, useful, and interesting . . . clearly written by experienced practitioners . . . assist[s] entrepreneurs struggling with difficult reporting and systems issues."-William Murphy Chief Financial Officer Computer Horizons

"You must read The Road to Success. Failure to do so could be fatal . . . a map for every entrepreneur who wants to become a true chief executive officer."-Stephen S. Draizin Chief Executive Officer RAD Energy

Hard work, determination, and sheer force of will have started you on your way-to keep going, you need dependable guidance, flexibility, and a plan.

The Road to Success shows emerging entrepreneurs how to transform a one-person show into a powerful, smooth-running business enterprise able to continue growing long into the future. The professionals at Grant Thornton LLP help you:
* Create a strategic plan for growth
* Develop the management team and the communication systems you'll need
* Give up a little control and let other people do their jobs
* Avoid the pitfalls that often beset rapidly growing companies

If you want to drive your company toward manageable, unlimited growth, The Road to Success is the only way to go.

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A presentation of the Grant Thornton LLP guide for entrepreneurs. The authors look at the problems of growing entrepreneurial companies, and cover developing a strategic plan, building a team, implementing information technology and controls, planning for succession, and forming a board of directors. Information on establishing effective employment practices and relating the internal control structure to assertions is appended. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471296881
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

GRANT THORNTON LLP is the sixth-largest U.S. accounting and management consulting firm, with more than 2,800 partners and staff in 48 U.S. locations. MENDY KWESTEL is a partner and the Director of Entrepreneurial Services for Grant Thornton's New York area offices. MICHAEL S. PRESTON was Management Consulting Partner in the New York office of Grant Thornton LLP. He is currently a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business. GARY A. PLASTER is a partner of Management Consulting for Grant Thornton LLP and is the National Practice Leader for the Grant Thornton Strategic Consultancy.

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Table of Contents

The Problems of Growing Entrepreneurial Companies.

Developing a Strategic Plan.

Building Your Team.

Developing a Management Information Reporting System.

Implementing Information Technology and Controls.

Planning for Succession.

Finding and Retaining Good People.

Forming a Board of Directors.

Appendices.

Afterword.

Index.

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