Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

"In this essential guide, Karen Berman and Joe Knight customize the approaches and insights from their acclaimed book Financial Intelligence specifically for entrepreneurs.

Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs

Author: Karen Berman

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422119157

Page: 284

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"In this essential guide, Karen Berman and Joe Knight customize the approaches and insights from their acclaimed book Financial Intelligence specifically for entrepreneurs. The authors not only demystify common financial terms and tools, they also show how you can use this knowledge to gauge your company's performance and make better decisions."--Back cover.

Entrepreneurs and Parasites

THE INDEPENDENT ENTREPRENEURS The thirty - two nationals owning businesses who do not hold political position own manufacturing businesses ; plantations ...

Entrepreneurs and Parasites

Author: Janet MacGaffey

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521335331

Page: 241

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Originally published in 1987, this book demonstrates the emergence of an indigenous bourgeoisie of local capitalists without political position in Zaire.

8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Those who are shaping our future more than any other group are the nation's entrepreneurs. These are the people who see opportunity where others see risk.

8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Author: Brent Bowers

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0307481085

Page: 240

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“As unique as it is valuable, [8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs] achieves where so many business books fail. It provides practical advice for individuals . . . [I]t delivers what few business books ever aspire to achieve—wisdom regarding business and decision making, within a special context: start-up firms.” —From the Foreword by Carl Schramm, president and CEO, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation At age seven, Cameron Johnson sold tomatoes door-to-door from his family’s farm. Pete Amico quit his job on his first day because he didn’t feel like taking orders from his boss.Greg Herro built a successful business selling diamonds made from the carbon extracted from ashes. If any of these people remind you of yourself, you just might have the kind of personality to take the small business world by storm. In 8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs, Brent Bowers reveals the eight patterns that highly successful entrepreneurs share—and what we can learn from them. In covering small business for decades at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, Bowers has chronicled the rise and fall of hundreds of start-ups. In this book, he draws on extensive interviews and research, as well as on the experiences and expertise of business consultants, venture capitalists, academia, and the entrepreneurs themselves, to describe the key characteristics shared by dozens of successful small-business owners and their companies. Among them: The ability to spot and seize opportunities An overwhelming urge to be in charge coupled with a gift for leadership The flexibility to come up with creative, out-of-the-box solutions to problems or obstacles Incredible energy and tenacity in the pursuit of their goals Unwavering faith in their business The ability to take smart risks The ability to bounce back from setbacks and see failure as just one step on the path to ultimate success This book offers invaluable lessons and insights for anyone thinking about starting a business or attempting a start-up a second or third time.

Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurs

References Allen, K. and Stearns, T. (2003), 'Nascent high-tech entrepreneurs: the who, where, when, and why', in G.D Libecap (ed.) ...

Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurs

Author: The late Ayala Malach-Pines

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849805385

Page: 416

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Presents an overview of empirical and conceptual developments in the study of high-tech entrepreneurs from an interdisciplinary and multinational perspective. This book explores various conceptual frameworks and definitions of high-tech entrepreneurs and of the entrepreneurial process based on studies in different settings and contexts.

Consultancy Projects And Entrepreneurs

Small entrepreneurs , especially those coming from backward areas do not know how to prepare a scheme , how finance will be available from banks ...

Consultancy Projects And Entrepreneurs


Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788170994657

Page: 216

View: 694

Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

recent English titles are Sull's Made in China: What Western Managers Can Learn from Trailblazing Chinese Entrepreneurs, Dickson's Red Capitalists in China: ...

Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders

Author: Wenxian Zhang

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1848449518

Page: 296

View: 228

The book is an outstanding compilation. It is easy to use, the information is clear and well-presented, and the volume is smart and robustly crafted. . . The book is an important reference source for practitioners in international business, entrepreneurs and Asian studies. Bob Duckett, Reference Reviews The current compilation fills the need for a Who s Who in the Chinese business world. . . This is a useful reference for scholars and students in China studies and for business practitioners. Recommended. K.T. Wei, Choice As direct foreign investment, both inward and outward, continues to gather momentum, the need to understand the leaders of Chinese corporations is increasingly important. The Biographical Dictionary of New Chinese Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders is therefore a welcome addition to corporate and academic libraries. The encyclopedia provides up-to-date coverage of the major players in China s new economy. Dorothy Mays, Chinese Librarianship A long awaited reference volume! Professionally compiled and user-friendly. A must for the serious researcher. Leo-Paul Dana, Journal of Enterprising Communities Biographical information about business leaders and entrepreneurs in China is scattered in a variety of Chinese sources such as books, newspapers, journal articles, web pages, etc. and are difficult to locate, especially from outside of China. This biographical dictionary, written in English, which includes some 200 of the most important movers and shakers of the new Chinese economy since 1978, is a very useful reference tool for libraries of all types as well as for anyone who is interested in learning and understanding the growing influence of China as a new economic power in the world. Hwa-Wei Lee, formerly of the Library of Congress, and Ohio University Libraries This impressive effort by two leading scholars of Chinese business and society will quickly become a reference for all students and practitioners. Indeed, it is a ready vade mecum, filling the crying gap many experts have identified in recent years. This work will set the standard for its successors: independent in its analytical assessments, broad-spectrum in its choice of entry, far-sighted in its selections. John R. McIntyre, Georgia Institute of Technology, US The book is a must-have for any student, library, executive or entrepreneur contemplating the business environment in China. In an important society where clout is paramount and relationship is key, the book s listing of Who s Who in China is essential to success. An essential read for anyone thinking of doing business in China! J. Mark Munoz, Munoz and Associates International and author of A Salesman in Asia For anyone interested in interacting with China, whether doing business or not, it would be advantageous to know thy foe and thyself , as Sunzi (Sun Tzu) put it. And this work will definitely be conducive to your gaining an insight on contemporary China and its economic boom. It can be used as a reference tool or read as a textbook. Highly recommended for college and public libraries. Shixing Wen, Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Librarianship, Former President, Chinese American Librarians Association and Councilor, American Library Association This exhaustive resource provides comprehensive coverage of the major players in the Chinese economy since the reform era, which began in 1978. It includes 200 entries briefly summarizing each individual s life and career, with a central focus on his or her accomplishments and the key roles played in the economic development of China. The emphasis of the book is on the movers and shakers of China s new economy, highlighting notable figures from both the initial economic liberalization period and the renewed growth from the early 1990s to the present time. This invaluable dictionary is the result of collaborative efforts across the globe. Over forty scholars from the United States, mainland China and Taiwan, United Kingdom, Germany, F

Women Athletes and Entrepreneurs

Summary The objective of this study was to explore and compare World Athlete Entrepreneurs to see if there was an association with Women Business ...

Women Athletes and Entrepreneurs

Author: Ph. D. Melissa L. Greer

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438912749

Page: 144

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Sports athletes are connected to business entrepreneurship due to the relationships of business strategies, psychological, and motivational characteristics according to authoritative research. Barrel racing has become a limitless opportunity for success becoming the second favorite event in the rodeo. However, the barrel-racing cowgirl faces criticisms, perhaps, due to a psychic prison that society continues to live from the lack of knowledge of this type of culture. It is debated this industry is not an efficient entrepreneurship endeavor. However, the woman barrel racer is a sports athlete who participates in her own activity to obtain capital, self-actualization, and achievement. It is further acknowledged she is responsible for her own financial resources to pay for business expenses in order to continue the venture. Cowboys have been studied and confirmed to be entrepreneurs so why would women barrel racers be different? The purpose of this study was to compare and contrast Women Barrel Racers (also referred as World Athlete Entrepreneurs) with Women Business Entrepreneurs and determine if there is an association between women who race and women who have their own businesses. The main areas of concern were business strategies, psychological traits, and motivational characteristics. This study also investigated the Birth Theory and the Only or Eldest Daughter Syndrome. Finally, barriers experienced by World Athlete Entrepreneurs and Women Business Entrepreneurs were analyzed.

Educating Entrepreneurs

Startup Grind9 is the largest and most impactful independent startup community, dedicated to its vision of reaching any entrepreneur, worldwide, ...

Educating Entrepreneurs

Author: Dafna Kariv

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135100798X

Page: 254

View: 393

As entrepreneurship programs proliferate—from classes in higher education to incubators, accelerators, open innovation platforms, and innovation factories—our understanding of the advantages and challenges of different modes of learning becomes increasingly obscured. In Educating Entrepreneurs, Kariv provides an impressively broad and thorough overview of the field of entrepreneurship education, along with practical tools for students to be able to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the different options that exist, as well as for these programs’ developers and managing teams to be able to plan and manage such processes. Examining these programs, which are found both within and outside of academia, along with insights into their challenges and opportunities, should help students grasp the entrepreneurship education field, its goals, target audience, and ecosystem involvement. Kariv supplements this comprehensive evaluation with case studies and examples that tie the theory to practical applications. Students can read about contemporary ventures, such as Y Combinators, Techstars, and SOSA, giving them concrete examples to relate to. Interviews with program stakeholders around the world complete the view, with an exploration of the cultural and country-based dynamics related to programs developed in specific countries. Being both thorough and informative, this book will serve students and faculty of entrepreneurship courses, as well as practitioners looking to understand their entrepreneurship education options.

Latin American Entrepreneurs

Ability Employees Transformational entrepreneurs Subsistence entrepreneurs V a l u e o Ability A a L a H Employment Entrepreneurship is easily found in ...

Latin American Entrepreneurs

Author: Daniel Lederman

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 146480012X

Page: 151

View: 614

Entrepreneurship -- manifested in the entry of new firms or products into new markets, or substantial improvements in technological capacity or process innovation by incumbent firms -- is widely considered to be an important ingredient for long term economic development. This report argues that entrepreneurship is also a source of employment generation, export growth, and resilience during economic downturns. Although the conventional wisdom suggests that Latin American and Caribbean countries underperform relative to China and other emerging markets in terms of its entrepreneurial dynamism, t.

Tribal women Entrepreneurs Problems and Prospectus

28. entrepreneurs weren't aware about this modern key of success. Only 15 Tribal women entrepreneurs knew that there is need of knowledge up gradation about ...

Tribal women Entrepreneurs  Problems and Prospectus

Author: Dr. Sushama Rajeev Hasabnis

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 194758684X

Page: 246

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Why is the number of women entrepreneurs low among tribal people? What problems do women in these tribes face? What measures can they take to overcome their problems? What are their prospects as entrepreneurs? A person who has any of these queries, will find answers within this book. Tribal Women Entrepreneurs: Problems and Prospectus is a study to aid policy makers, planners, researchers, academicians, and existing or potential tribal women entrepreneurs.

Women Entrepreneurs

At the start of their businesses, female entrepreneurs tend to use an autocratic approach (Schwartz, 1976). As the organization stabilizes, ...

Women Entrepreneurs

Author: Sandra J. Wells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135658145

Page: 190

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Private Sector Initiatives to Educate Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Through this initiative , sixteen pilot sites across the country are now able to serve a wider range of low - income entrepreneurs , including businesses ...

Private Sector Initiatives to Educate Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Capital Access, and Tax



Page: 41

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Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy

INTRODUCTION Women entrepreneurs are important actors for national economies (Brush, 2000; Minniti, 2010). This chapter explored models of learning, ...

Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy

Author: Tomos, Florica

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522574808

Page: 411

View: 669

There has been an increase in women entrepreneurs participating in the growth of local, regional, national, and global economies. While these women showcase crucial skills for strategic leadership and strategy that can advance companies, they face cultural, educational, social, and political barriers that impede their development and participation within the global economy. Women Entrepreneurs and Strategic Decision Making in the Global Economy is a pivotal reference source that provides vital research on understanding the value of women entrepreneurs and the strategies they can use on the economy and examines gender impact on strategic management and entrepreneurship. While highlighting topics such as emotional intelligence, global economy, and strategic leadership, this book is ideally designed for managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, academicians, and students.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs Engagement in Philanthropy

Influencing others to participate in charity Through direct donation channels, entrepreneurs can establish good communication with donation recipients.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurs    Engagement in Philanthropy

Author: Marilyn L. Taylor

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783471018

Page: 400

View: 235

øCurrently, very little academic research exists on the intersection of entrepreneurship and philanthropy. This unique Handbook fills that gap, exploring how and why entrepreneurs who drive success in the for-profit world become engaged in philanthropy

The Television Entrepreneurs

In his review of historical writing about business culture, Wilson (1995: 18) argues that two dominant ways of thinking about entrepreneurship have emerged; ...

The Television Entrepreneurs

Author: Raymond Boyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317014413

Page: 184

View: 450

With business seemingly everywhere on television, from the risks of the retail and restaurant trade to pitching for investment or competing to become the next 'apprentice', The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore the relationship between television and business. Based on extensive interviews with key industry and business figures and drawing on new empirical research into audience perceptions of business, this book examines our changing relationship with entrepreneurship and the role played by television in shaping our understanding of the world of business. The book identifies the key structural shifts in both the television industry and the wider economy that account for these changing representations, whilst examining the extent to which television's developing interest in business and entrepreneurial issues is simply a response to wider social and economic change in society. Does a more commercial and competitive television marketplace, for instance, mean that the medium itself, through a particular focus on drama, entertainment and performance, now plays a key role in re-defining how society frames its engagements with business, finance, entrepreneurship, risk and wealth creation? Mapping the narratives of entrepreneurship constructed by television and analysing the context that produces them, The Television Entrepreneurs investigates how the television audience engages with such programmes and the possible impact these may have on public understanding of the nature of business.

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

opinion are (1) Entrepreneur Connect, (2) Partnerup, (3) Startup Nation, (4) Linkedin—but only the startups group on this site, (5) Biznik, (6) The Funded, ...

Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Author: Frederick G. Crane

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289182

Page: 264

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Using the latest research and information on entrepreneurial marketing, including consumer behavior, social media, and intellectual property, the Second Edition of Marketing for Entrepreneurs provides practical insights, strategies, and tips on how to apply entrepreneurial marketing concepts to increase the chances of venture success. Business expert and influential author Frederick G. Crane focuses on how to use marketing to find, evaluate, and exploit the right venture opportunity. He then walks students and professionals through the various phases and steps of the marketing process, highlighting what is unique to and effective for entrepreneurial pursuits. Written for existing entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs alike, this book guides readers from where they are to where they want to be!

Values Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies

Most entrepreneurs severely underestimate the time and effort it takes to obtain the necessary financing. Our research reveals that raising capital for ...

Values Centered Entrepreneurs and Their Companies

Author: David Y. Choi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135840857

Page: 208

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A new brand of entrepreneurs has arrived on the business scene, carrying with them a whole new set of values. They possess a sense of mission – to be socially responsible, protect the planet, and do the right thing for all of their stakeholders. Rather than focus exclusively on financial gain, they aim to achieve a balance between profits and one or more causes of their choosing. In fact, they view for-profit entrepreneurship as a vehicle for social change. The authors call these pioneers "values-centered" entrepreneurs. Some of the values-centered entrepreneurs have been around a few decades. In recent years, however, the numbers have proliferated and the nascent movement has started to make a true impact. These entrepreneurs’ approach to management questions our basic assumptions about how businesses should be run and what their role should be in society. Several of these entrepreneurs have attained high visibility. Yvon Chouinard of sportswear manufacturer Patagoina has been a role model for integrating environmental protection to every aspect of Patagonia’s business operation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks has been able to build one of the strongest brands in the world while being the first retailer to offer comprehensive health benefits and stock options to its part-time employees. Paul Newman, legendary actor and racecar driver as well as a leading maker of salad dressings, gives 100% of Newman’s Own brand’s profits to charity. This book explores how these highly unorthodox leaders have built their profitable and socially responsible business enterprises, and what lessons can be learned for the next generation of entrepreneurs. The authors examine a group of over 40 entrepreneurial companies and how each balanced the profit objective with social responsibility in key aspects of their business operation – from their initial company formation, through growth, to exit – to build successful triple bottom-line companies. Choi and Gray particularly focus on how these firms’ commitment to values affected their company missions, hiring and organizational policies, marketing strategies, financial practices, exit options, and giving programs, and vice versa. In some cases, the authors find that the entrepreneurs’ social objectives have actually strengthened, not weakened, their business enterprises. Based on their extensive studies of these companies, he authors have distilled a set of commonalities. The book presents ten of the most dominant and interesting of these commonalities with a focus on those policies and decisions that appeared to depart from conventional business practice. In addition to devoting chapters to each of the core principles learned from these companies, the authors also include in-depth case studies of four of the ventures featured in their study.

Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneurs

... explained variables usually focus on informal institutions, established as a result of a creative behavior by entrepreneurs and imitated by individuals.

Political Transformations and Political Entrepreneurs

Author: A. Meydani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230103979

Page: 220

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This book presents a theoretical framework based on the empirical context of the Israeli political system to evaluate under what conditions and in what ways can fundamental institutional changes occur in a democratic political system.