- Hardcover: 504 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 3rd Revised edition edition (25 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471271543
- ISBN-13: 978-0471271543
- Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4 x 25.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,665,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Opportunities for entrepreneurs with vision are endless in today’s global economy. More and more people are seizing the opportunity to get out of someone else’s office and into their own starting their own businesses and finding independence. Success is by no means a guarantee, but there’s no reward without risk. The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship is designed to lessen that risk.
This new and updated Third Edition equips real–world entrepreneurs with the same state–of–the–art business 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 the times through a host of new case studies and examples. Changing legal, tax, and regulatory climates for small businesses and entrepreneurs are examined and explained in full detail, and as in previous editions you’ll find all the entrepreneurial advice you need to run a business:
- Recognizing great entrepreneurial opportunities
- Writing a business plan and building your financial statements
- Securing financing with venture capital or debt financing
- Franchising your business
- Managing a growing business
- Protecting intellectual property
- Selling a business when the time comes
As always, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship brings you the collective wisdom of some of the top names in business and academia, in plain, accessible language. Solid and substantive, written in a clear and engaging style, this book is 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 that includes:
William D. Bygrave, Babson College Jeffry Timmons, Harvard University and Babson College Abdul Ali, Babson College Kathleen Seiders, Babson College Andrew Zacharakis, Babson College William Wetzel, University of New Hampshire Joel Shulman, Babson College Elizabeth Gatewood, Indiana University Richard Mandel, Babson College Joseph Iandiorio, Iandiorio & Teska Steve Spinelli, Babson College J. William Petty, Baylor University Julian Lange, Babson College Ed Marram, Babson College Donna Kelly, Babson College
Starting your own business is an increasingly popular and feasible response to today’s changing job market, and the best entrepreneurial wisdom available is in The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, Third Edition. Edited by William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis, two seasoned professors of entrepreneurship at Babson College, it covers all the fundamentals from opportunity recognition to venture capital to formulating smart business plans. This revised volume of the 600,000–copy bestseller includes a wealth of new case studies, as well as updated tax and legal information. Geared towards both MBA candidates and aspiring entrepreneurs, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship guides the reader through the startup process and beyond, culling wisdom from the best and brightest in the field. If you’re ready to see what the entrepreneurial world has to offer you, this book is your ticket.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
This book on entrepreneurship begins very directly - 'This is the entrepreneurial age,' author William Bygrave writes in the first chapter. Entrepreneurship is a revolutionary force driving economies on a global scale, often from very small beginnings. This book has gone through several editions; imagine the change in the world since the first edition in 1993, when the world wide web and this thing called the 'internet' was barely a blip on the business radar screen! This show the power of entrepreneurial spirit and activity.
Schumpeter once described an entrepreneur as 'the person who destroys the existing economic order by introducing new products and services, by creating new forms of organisation, or by exploiting new raw materials.' This can be done within existing businesses or by creating new ones - observe the number of transformations that have taken place with even major corporations revamping their product lines, means of production, or organisational/administrative structures. The factors that go into creating entrepreneurial enterprises are psychological, sociological, personal/creative, environmental, political - it is hard to isolate particular things as indispensable, but relatively easy to see those things which are helpful.Read more ›
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This book is a great resource that I have gotten value out of reading or listening to several times over the last 5+ years. I am an entrepreneur with 10 years experience growing a 'small' business. Many of the books concepts are good to understand and have top of mind while in the process of starting or building a company (or beforehand).
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