Small Business Management: An Entrepreneur's Guidebook

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneur's Guidebook

by Mary Jane Byrd
ISBN-10:
0071263683
ISBN-13:
9780071263689
Pub. Date:
02/28/2009
Publisher:
Irwin Professional Publishing

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Small Business Management: An Entrepreneur's Guidebook

Small Business Management: An Entrepreneur’s Guidebook, by Mary Jane Byrd takes a practical and down-to-earth approach to planning, organizing, and running a small business. While employing current research and theory, its pragmatic “how-to” perspective illustrates many practical examples and applications from the business world. It explains how to achieve optimum benefits from the limited resources available to small firms, as well as how to plan for growth and succession in a business. It also explores arguments both for and against owning a small business.

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ISBN-13: 9780071263689
Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2009

About the Author

Mary Jane Byrd (DBA, IPMA-SCP) is professor of accounting and management at the University of Mobile, where she has been teaching for 32 years. She and her husband operate a small business that they founded in 1974. Dr. Byrd is certified by the International Public Management Association and participates with the Academy of Management, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She also serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Public Administration and the boards of various local organizations. She has presented refereed papers both in the United Sates and England, and has coauthored eight business textbooks. Various awards include: Teacher of the Year, several Outstanding Service Awards for local organizations, University of Mobile Research Award, and Who's Who. Her hobbies include water sports, reading, travel, and writing. She is married to Gerald Byrd, and they have three daughters: Kari, Julli, and Cori.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Dynamic Role of Small Business

Chapter 1: Starting Your Small Business

Chapter 2: Family-Owned Businesses

Chapter 3: Forms of Ownership of Small Businesses

Chapter 4: Maintaining Good Government Relations and Business Ethics

Part 2: How to Plan and Organize a Business

Chapter 5: Create, Buy, or Franchise a Small Business

Chapter 6: Planning, Organizing, and Managing a Small Business

Chapter 7: How to Obtain the Right Financing for Your Business

Part 3: How to Market Goods and Services

Chapter 8: Developing Marketing Strategies

Chapter 9: Promoting and Distributing

Part 4: How to Organize, Manage, and Operate the Business

Chapter 10: How to Obtain and Manage Human Resources and Diversity in Small Companies

Chapter 11: How to Maintain Relationships with Your Employees and Their Representatives

Chapter 12: Obtaining and Laying Out Operating Facilities

Chapter 13: Purchasing, Inventory, and Quality Control

Part 5: Basic Financial Planning and Control

Chapter 14: Basic Financial Planning

Chapter 15: Budgeting and Controlling Operations and Taxes

Chapter 17: Risk Management, Insurance, and Crime Prevention

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