The Entrepreneur's Guide to Running a Business: Strategy and Leadership, 1st Edition

  • C. J. Rhoads
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  • ISBN-10: 1440829896
  • ISBN-13: 9781440829895
  • DDC: 658
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Entrepreneurs need authors who will speak to them as equals, sharing the secrets they found as they built their own businesses. Crafted in that spirit, Praeger's Entrepreneur's Guide series provides practical, accessible, and authoritative advice on the major considerations in establishing and growing a new venture. Each book includes wisdom, tales from the trenches, worksheets, templates, sample documents, and resource lists to help entrepreneurs leverage their time and money. The Entrepreneur's Guide to Running a Business distills and shares the important points from each of the series' previous books, making the road to success smoother and more certain. This culmination of the professional development series takes the reader through all the important steps of starting and running an enterprise. It includes such essentials as writing the business plan, hiring the team, raising capital, managing technology, doing market research, and, of course, marketing the product. Once the business is up and running, the book can be consulted for advice on managing growth and inspiring and retaining employees, as well as for knowledge about handling crises and flourishing even during a recession.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Strategy: Flourishing in Business During a Recession.
2: The Many Faces of Leadership.
3: Business Models and Writing Plans.
4: Teamwork and Finding Resources.
5: Keeping Up with Information Technology.
6: Market Research and Marketing.
7: Branding and Advertising.
8: Pricing and Proposing.
9: Selling.
10: Financials: A Picture of the Business.
11: Sources of Capital.
12: Funding Decisions and Giving Back.
Appendix A: About the Authors in the Series.
Appendix B: Leadership Research.
Appendix C: Entrepreneurial Death Traps.
Appendix D: Website Resources.
Appendix E: Goal Seek and Break-Even Analysis.
About the Author.