New Venture Creation

A Framework for Entrepreneurial Start-Ups

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1352000512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 8266

A core textbook for creating a successful business plan which looks at everything a budding entrepreneur needs to consider to have the best chance of launching a successful new venture. It is a very practical text and progressively builds a roadmap towards the creation of an effective business plan.
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Start-Up

A Practice Based Guide For New Venture Creation

Author: Inge Hill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137425849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

View: 5626

Start-Up is ideal for anyone looking to start a business – whether you are a student or a professional preparing to launch your own business or social enterprise. It covers the crucial business processes you need to consider when starting a new venture, and contains inspirational and educational cases of successful start-ups by young people from across the globe, including the UK, the US, Hong Kong and Romania. Drawing on the author's extensive practical experience, this book is a unique and invaluable guide to the world of start-ups. Key features: • Assumes no prior knowledge and covers essential finance skills. • Firmly based in practice with detailed advice on carrying out market and industry research. • Features an extensive range of international case studies and examples of start-ups. This concise and lively book is the perfect resource for students and entrepreneurs alike.
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Hungry Start-up Strategy

Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision

Author: Peter S. Cohan

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609945301

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 2342

Entrepreneurs are hungry. But it’s not just because they’re living on ramen and adrenaline while they pour their all into their business. Peter Cohan has found it’s something deeper: a hunger to create the kind of world they want to work in. To leave a legacy, they build carefully with limited resources and maintain control of the venture’s direction. For years, students have told Cohan that the seminal business strategy guide, Michael Porter’s Competitive Strategy, was too big-company focused. So Cohan—who once worked with Porter—has written the first business strategy book to address start-ups’ very different challenges. Cohan focuses on six key start-up choices—setting goals, picking markets, raising capital, building teams, gaining market share, and adapting to change—explaining the unique rules start-ups must follow. For example, when setting goals, large corporations try to maximize their long-term return on equity, but resource-poor start-ups have to plan by setting a series of short-term goals—and how they do this will mean the difference between blazing a trail or flaming out. When entering a new market, well-fed companies can invest substantial time and capital before ever launching a product, but hungry start-ups must get an adequate prototype in front of customers fast, get feedback, and quickly develop a viable business model or they’ll starve to death. For each of these six areas, Cohan provides a decision-making approach and lively case studies of what actual entrepreneurs have done. He extracts hard-hitting lessons not only for start-ups but also for investors and even established companies. Hungry Start-up Strategy offers a full menu of vital information for anyone seeking to cook up a thriving business from scratch.
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Cases in Entrepreneurship

The Venture Creation Process

Author: Eric Morse,Ronald K. Mitchell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412909761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 427

View: 6091

Cases in Entrepreneurship: The Venture Creation Process is the first book to be based upon a cognitive framework of entrepreneurship. These cases are compatible with courses in Entrepreneurship, and New Venture Management at the undergraduate and MBA level in schools of business.
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New Venture Creation

Author: Kathleen R. Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780538481977

Category: Business planning

Page: 579

View: 7059

NEW VENTURE CREATION, 6E, International Edition provides tomorrow's entrepreneurs with the tools to launch a successful new business in a global marketplace. The text follows the logical development process, from initial idea through drafting of the actual business plan. The sixth edition represents the most current thoughts, ideas, and practices in the field of entrepreneurship. Allen focuses on the pre-startup and startup stages of a new business, with special emphasis on the process and activities that must take place prior to opening a new business. The student-friendly material includes real-world case studies, new venture action plans, and advice from successful entrepreneurs and the author herself. Part One introduces the foundations of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial opportunity that are important to understanding the decisions that entrepreneurs make, the environment in which they make those decisions, and the tasks they must undertake before launching a new company. Part Two addresses the heart of entrepreneurial activity--the testing of a new business concept through feasibility analysis. Part Three focuses on strategy and drafting the business plan. Part Four looks at planning for growth and change in the new organization.
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Startup Communities

Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City

Author: Brad Feld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118483316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 2731

An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities "Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. Startup Communities documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support. Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more. Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup community Perfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunities Written by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.
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Startup Cities

Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene and What the Rest Should Do About It

Author: Peter S. Cohan

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 148423393X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 4175

This book offers a comprehensive model for explaining the success and failure of cities in nurturing startups, presents detailed case studies of how participants in that model help or hinder startup activity, and shows how to apply these lessons to boost local startup activity. Startup Cities explains the factors that determine local startup success based on a detailed comparison of regional startup cities—pairing the most successful and less successful cities within regions along with insights and implications from case studies of each of the model’s elements. The book compares local city pairs, highlighting factors that distinguish successful from less successful cities and presents implications for stakeholders that arise from these principles. Peter Cohan is a lecturer of Strategy at Babson College and one of the world’s leading authorities on regional startup ecosystems. Starting in 2012, he created and led Startup Strategy courses that explore four regional startup ecosystems—Hong Kong/Singapore, Israel, Paris, and Spain/Portugal. These courses are based on an original framework for evaluating why a few cities host most startup creation and the rest fail to do so. In running these courses, Peter has built a network of local policymakers, investors, entrepreneurs, and professors from which he draws practical insights for what distinguishes successful Startup Commons from their peers. The book provides vital benefits to these stakeholders. What You’ll Learn Local policymakers will know how to build a local team to set objectives for their local Startup Commons and develop a comprehensive strategy to realize those goals Entrepreneurs will know how to choose where to locate their startups based on factors such as the supply and quality of talent—from chief marketing and technology officers to coders and sales people; quality of life, access to capital, customers, and mentors; and costs such as salary and real estate expense University administrators and faculty will know how to take research out of their labs and house it in companies that can commercialize that research, create academic programs that will encourage more entrepreneurship among their students, and connect with local policymakers and capital providers to spur local startup activity Capital providers will know how to scout out emerging startup cities where they can get access to the best investment opportunities at more favorable valuations and have greater influence on how the local startup scene evolves Who This Book Is For All key startup stakeholders, including local policymakers (mayors, directors of economic development, treasurers, controllers, presidents of regional chamber of commerce), entrepreneurs (CEOs, chief marketing officers, chief financial officers, chief HR officers, chief technology officers), universities (presidents; deans of faculty; provosts; professors of finance, management, and entrepreneurship; directors of international education), and capital providers (venture capital partners and associates, angel investors, bank loan officers, managers of accelerator operations)
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Disciplined Entrepreneurship

24 Steps to a Successful Startup

Author: Bill Aulet

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118720814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1686

24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn: Why the “F” word – focus – is crucial to a startup’s success Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face – and how to overcome them How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd – it’s not just about technology Whether you’re a first-time or repeat entrepreneur, Disciplined Entrepreneurship gives you the tools you need to improve your odds of making a product people want. Author Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship as well as a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more please visit http://disciplinedentrepreneurship.com/
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Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Author: Paul Burns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1137430346

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 9563

In this holistic and practical introduction to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Paul Burns takes a life-cycle view of a business, arming students with a comprehensive understanding of the many stages and forms of entrepreneurship. The book unpicks exactly what makes an entrepreneur, what motivates them, how they manage and lead, and how their characteristics help shape the businesses they run. What's new for this edition? - Updated international case studies from entrepreneurs and small businesses, ranging from Oman to Australia (see list below for more details) - First-hand, detailed stories from real-life entrepreneurs in brand new Meet the Entrepreneur video case studies - Exploration of the growing importance of social and civic enterprise and hot topics such as effectuation and lean entrepreneurship - Rich multimedia content in the form of additional teaching and learning resources on the companion website This market-leading book offers a truly global selection of case studies: - 97 cases from across Europe - 22 cases from the U.S. - 9 cases from Far Asia - 7 cases from the Middle East - 6 cases from Southern Asia - 6 cases from Australia
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Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Kathleen R. Allen

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780132357272

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 5595

KEY BENEFIT: Essential business lessons for turning today's scientists and engineers into entrepreneurs in new technology companies. In today's global and interconnected world, students with a science or engineering background have ample opportunity to mesh their technical know-how with the free market. Yet, these same students lack the basic business skills to make competent business decisions. This book seeks to make students' first experience with entrepreneurship interesting and useful. KEY TOPICS: Technology Entrepreneurship for Scientists and Engineers; Developing and Protecting Intellectual Property; Technology Entrepreneurship Strategy; Start-up Financial Strategy As the source of new discoveries and technologies, scientists and engineers are uniquely positioned to launch new business ventures based on cutting-edge discoveries. This book will teach those with no prior training how to start a company and grow their business through marketing and astute team building techniques.
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The Fundable Startup

How Disruptive Companies Attract Capital

Author: Fred M. Haney

Publisher: Select Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781590794326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 660

-A venture capitalist, angel investor, and company founder explains startup strategies to help entrepreneurs beat the odds and successfully launch a high-tech company. Contains examples of companies who followed his recommended steps and includes in-depth personal interviews with executives and entrepreneurs---
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New Venture Creation

Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century : a Pacific Rim Perspective

Author: Jeffry A. Timmons,L. Gillin,Sam Burshtein,Stephen Spinelli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780070277663

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 702

View: 2897

New Venture Creation is about the actual process of getting a new venture started, growing the venture, successfully harvesting it, and starting again. Now revitalised in an Asia-Pacific edition, this title continues to be the product of experience and considerable research in the field. It is grounded in real-world application yet has been refined in the classroom to make it an ideal, practical teaching and learning resource. The design and flow of the book are aimed at creating knowledge, skills and awareness in a pragmatic way. The text, case studies and hands-on exercises mean that students are drawn in to discover critical aspects of entrepreneurship. The text also clearly shows students what levels of competencies, know-how, experience, attitudes, resources and networks are required to pursue different entrepreneurial opportunities. With a foreword on the implications of the global financial crisis for entrepreneurs launching new firms now, New Venture Creation is the most up to date text in the market. It explores the latest data and updates on the key changes in the new world of capital markets, the economy and the banking environment that are relevant to entrepreneurs. New cases and exercises make the text more relevant to the local market whilst retaining the vital international perspective of the original text. You'll also find new text material to capture the current financial, economic, technological and globally competitive environment of this first decade of the new century.
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Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation

Author: Carrizo Moreira, António,Guilherme Leitão Dantas, José,Manuel Valente, Fernando

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522529373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 415

View: 5706

Entrepreneurship is the backbone of a strong economy. Necessity-driven entrepreneurs make up a large portion of the employed population and analyzing their methods and habits offers numerous benefits for future workers. Nascent Entrepreneurship and Successful New Venture Creation is a valuable resource that delves into the current trends and methodologies of recent entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities. Highlighting relevant topics that include non-cognitive skills, intellectual capital protection, regional development, and technology-based firms, this scholarly reference source is an ideal publication for business managers, organizational leaders, professionals, and researchers that would like to discover new insights into the world of entrepreneurship.
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Collective Disruption

How Corporations and Start-Ups Can Create Transformative New Businesses

Author: Michael Docherty

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986079542

Category:

Page: 200

View: 3984

DISRUPTION IS THE NEW MANDATE for big companies. Too often, disruption is a bad word something you don't see coming. It doesn't have to be that way. This book is about changing that paradigm and learning to embrace disruption through collaboration. Whether you're an executive trying to drive growth in a change-resistant organization or an entrepreneur with a big idea and looking for corporate partnerships, this book is for you. Collective Disruption provides a road map and framework for co-creating new businesses. Read it and you'll learn how to: Build and leverage an innovation network as a pipeline for new sources of growth Bring entrepreneurial and lean methods into the corporate context with a balanced approach that works Discover, define, incubate, and integrate new sources of growth with a new mindset of co-creation Apply new incubation models that others are using successfully, including leveraging accelerators and on-demand entrepreneurs Large corporations need new sources of growth, but struggle to embrace entrepreneurial, high-risk opportunities. Many startups excel at using speed and agility to incubate breakthrough ideas, but lack access to brands and distribution for scale. Large companies and startups can help each other. They can collaborate earlier and more deeply in creating and scaling transformative innovation and new business opportunities. Collective Disruption makes the case for corporations and startups to partner in new ways to co-create new businesses. Docherty has lived in both of these worlds and draws on decades of experience as well as interviews and case studies from scores of leading companies and successful startups applying these principles today. Collective Disruption provides insights and tools to help you embrace more fluid cross-company collaboration that can deliver significant growth.
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E-Entrepreneurship and ICT Ventures: Strategy, Organization and Technology

Strategy, Organization and Technology

Author: Kollmann, Tobias

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1615205985

Category: Computers

Page: 410

View: 9713

Information and communication technologies related to digital networks enable the continued rise of entrepreneurial business opportunities and inventive business models. E-Entrepreneurship and ICT Ventures: Strategy, Organization and Technology provides a unique and quintessential overview of the current state of conceptual and empirical research at the interface of e-business and entrepreneurship research. Contributing an enhanced understanding of the important interface of e-business and entrepreneurship, this reference publication brings together leading academics and practitioners from around the world, offering essential reading material for students, educators, managers, entrepreneurs, and political decision makers interested in applying and fostering e-business concepts in an entrepreneurial environment.
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The Launch Lens

20 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Author: Jim Price

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781607854760

Category:

Page: 128

View: 6692

Too often, innovative individuals and teams come up with new-business ideas only to hit the proverbial wall, become discouraged, and fail to follow through. How can you get more traction with your ideas and see them through to fruition? As with so many things in life, half the battle is knowing what questions to ask. In this book, serial entrepreneur and business professor Jim Price illustrates a simple, yet powerful framework known as the Launch Lens. Price's method leads innovators through a structured process to clearly define and communicate their concept, distinguish the good ideas from the not-so-good, and lay the cornerstones of the startup planning process. The Launch Lens is comprised of twenty critical questions or Focal Points, organized according the classic new-business planning categories: problem, solution, market, business model, marketing and sales, finance, capital, and team. The book leads readers through explanations of how to address each question, illustrated by useful examples, tips, and red flags. Already in active use by thousands of innovators - ranging from aspiring entrepreneurs to early-stage startup teams and venture investors, from incubators and accelerators to intrapreneurs within established corporations and non-profits - The Launch Lens can help you bring your new-business concepts into clear focus.
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Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 9628

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
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Starting Up in Business Networks

Why Relationships Matter in Entrepreneurship

Author: Lise Aaboen,Antonella La Rocca,Frida Lind,Andrea Perna,Tommy Shih

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137527196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

View: 6183

This book offers a novel perspective on starting-up new business ventures through examining the process by which they become part of the existing business environment. The book highlights the importance of inter-organizational business relationships. Asserting that new ventures need to interact and connect with customers and suppliers, alongside policy actors and universities, Starting up in Business Networks demonstrates how beginning a new venture demands initiating and developing business relationships. Noting a lack of prior research into the process by which start-ups embed into an existing business network, this book presents examples from countries such as Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and China to analyse the emergence and evolution of start-up business networks.
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Digital Kenya

An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making

Author: Bitange Ndemo,Tim Weiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137578785

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 509

View: 2013

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same.
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The Startup Way

The Revolutionary Way of Working That Will Change How Companies Thrive and Grow

Author: Eric Ries

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9781524762391

Category:

Page: N.A

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