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  • Hardcover: 504 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 4th Edition edition (12 Jan. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470481315
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470481318
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 3.9 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 421,190 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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The only book that offers a state–of–the–art education in entrepreneurship . . . from an all–star team of top professors and successful businesspeople. Starting a business is the dream of millions—but a struggling economy has put many of those dreams on hold. Fortunately, a great business idea is a great business idea in any economy. In fact, some of the world′s biggest and most successful businesses were founded during economic downturns and even during the Great Depression. Compiled by a seasoned business professor from Babson College, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, Fourth Edition covers all the fundamentals of a top–flight business school education—from recognizing great opportunities to arranging venture capital financing to formulating winning business plans. Updated with the latest tax and legal information, this invaluable resource guides you through the startup process and beyond, culling wisdom from the best and brightest in the world of business.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. David G. Reay on 7 Jun. 2010
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Very happy. The book arrived quickly and it's brand new. Excellent service and good quality product
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Great Content 24 May 2013
By Caisu - Published on
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This content was the core of my Managing Growth Management MBA course. The info is invaluable. You can get almost as much out of reading this book as from taking a class. Make sure to go online and download the content that goes with the book. I used the financial statements downloaded for my business plan. I realized I needed the book while I was on vacation, only 2 days before class started and I had 2 chapters to read before class! Thanks to Amazon prime and the supplier, I got the book on time.
Has excellent chapters on business plans & pro-formas, but not the best guide to starting a business otherwise. 1 April 2015
By tree hugger - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is dry and scholarly like a textbook as the title implies. It's not of much use to a small business or by any means covers a fraction of the things any business needs to know. The one area this bpbook is outstanding compared to others I've read about starting businesses, especially small ones is it's superior coverage of writing business plans and writing your pro-forma statement. For those two topics, it's essential reading unless you look for the info online.

Otherwise, Rieva Lesonsky's AWESOME "Start Your Own Business" is a TRUE encyclopedic resource covering virtually all aspects of starting any business, big or small, that is a "true MBA" on the subject. It covers many topics other books don't, especially this one, is an easy read that gets to the point, and only BOOKS on specific topics like e-commerce or accounting have much more to add.
This book seems to be taken from a similar text ... 16 Sept. 2014
By CAesar - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book seems to be taken from a similar text book by the authors and used in the Entrepreneurship 510 class at Devry University (just to be clear, my text book for this class is also by Bygrave and Zakarakis and simply entitled "Entrepreneurship" (my copy is a Devry ediion with the Devry cover on it but the text is actually from the authors above 2nd edition). Although the chapter layout is not quite the same, the text within it is the same. The ISBN on my book is 978-0-470-45037-6 (pbk).If you are planning on attending this school or notice that your Entrepreneurship class book has the same authors, I'd be wary of buying this book as I am certain that the information contained in both is extremely similar, just organized a little different.
awesome book 8 Jan. 2013
By kleen4daclub20072002 - Published on
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I would give this book 10 stars if I could. It breaks down just about everything you want to know about starting a business. Some of the material may be outdated since it was written some years ago BUT it is still worth the price even though you can look up some of the stuff on the Internet. It is nice and convenient to have everything you would want to know in one spot. The book is also very well written.
GREAT 4 Aug. 2014
By David Mosby - Published on
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There is no better value out there for a book like this.
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