Volume 1 Meaning Of Entrepreneur. This the first of 5 books I will write on the concepts of business. Other volumes will be on the subjects of Leadership, lean manufacturing, operating systems, and trade marking. In this book, you will learn some of the most essential principals of protecting your business not only for today, but also for the long term.
Small scale businesses (SSBs) make up over 80 percent of all businesses in Nigeria; they are the bedrock of the Nigerian economy. This book discusses the practical ways to run small scale businesses in the Nigerian environment. What does it take to run a successful small scale business in Nigeria? This book is a practical guide for SSBs in Nigeria, taking into consideration the peculiarities of the Nigerian business environment. What is the effect of these peculiarities on running successful SSBs in Nigeria? What are the specific things you need to have as an entrepreneur to ensure a successful business in Nigeria? Can an entrepreneur obtain all it takes to run a successful business in Nigeria? The study is a useful guide to new entrepreneurs, especially those in Diaspora and Nigeria alike, the organized private sector, that are interested in setting up small scale businesses in Nigeria. It is also a useful guide to those who want to run successful small scale businesses in developing continents like Africa.
This is a concise and easy to understand book which strives to answer the following questions: How small business owners behaviour affect the financial performance of their business? Are small business owners satisfied with the accounting and consultancy services provided by the accounting firms? Does the latest accounting software contribute in the growth of a small business? Do small business owners prefer to maintain a proper accounting information system, or rely on maintaining traditional manual paper books for accounting purposes? Does small business owners general literacy contribute in planning, managing, and organizing a small business? The book examines management practices of very small business owners in New Zealand such as auto-mechanics, small grocery shops, and electricians. Notwithstanding, the research in this book links and compares other small businesses into a single unit to interpret the impact of owners decisions on the overall financial performance of their business.
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
The first edition of 201 Great Ideas was hailed by the Merrill Lynch Business Center as 'a book any small-business owner will want to have in easy reach. ' Now, answering the need presented by a much-changed commercial climate, entrepreneurial journalist Jane Applegate has thoroughly retooled the book that Tom Peters (co-author of The Search for Excellence) called 'brilliantly researched, brilliantly written. ' Along with timeless advice from Applegate and many other small business experts, this edition includes ten new ideas for managing, organizing, promoting, and improving a small business in today's environment. Each strategy includes step-by-step directions for carrying it out, and an expanded index has been added. Any entrepreneur looking for an edge needs this book. Revised to address changes in technology, competition, and business strategy and with updated resources New sections on finding a partner, looking big in cyberspace, and protecting intellectual property Examples and advice directly from successful entrepreneurs
This is the fourth edition of the book, continuing my personal determination to create new and original books from the entrepreneur and entrepreneur activities area. The entrepreneurship is dynamic moving force. In the last years this branch has fast development in the model of understanding of the entrepreneurship itself and what one entrepreneur present. In this work (book) every reader can find new contents for the entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation with more and more importance for the entrepreneurs. In the same time I am trying to put attention to the changes with more preciseness in the working in this book. The entrepreneurs are the moving forces that create changes constantly. During the creation of this book I was leaded by the basic principle to create a book to explain the modern entrepreneurship process and the characteristic of the entrepreneur of the 21st century through the following phases: emphasizing the importance of the creativity and innovation of the entrepreneurs, preparation activities before start a new business and entrepreneur of the 21st century.
A one-stop resource packed full of advice and guidance that will help you to succeed in the fashion world, this book provides a detailed overview of the fashion industry as a business, combined with an insider's understanding of the creative process and the lifestyle of a fashion entrepreneur. The author, award-winning designer and fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel, explains how to take steps towards a fulfilling career - achieving creative, business and emotional balance - in this competitive and complex industry. Topics covered include: working in the industry as a fashion designer, business planning, selling your brand, networking and using social media, emotional well-being and environmentally and socially responsible fashion. The book also contains insights from a range of key industry influencers: Harold Tillman CBE, Chairman of the British Fashion Council; Sarah Curran, Founder of my-wardrobe. com; Nigel Barker from TV show America's Next Top Model; Helen Jennings, Editor of ARISE magazine and Suzy Amis Cameron, Founder of Red Carpet Green Dress. Emerging designers should read this book to get ahead; it also offers advice for anyone interested in exploring the industry, from first year fashion students looking to secure work experience, to the talented seamstress working to establish a reputation.
The presented work is very much helpful for the Implementation of Entrepreneur Resource planning (ERP) in Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs)of underdeveloped countries. ERP software is the blend of Management and information technology. As Implementation of ERP is very costly for the small and Medium Business houses. The framework developed in this book will help a lot to Entrepreneurs in lowering the cost of implementation of ERP. After the implementation of ERP the business can be expanded globally.
Entrepreneurs operating micro and small enterprises are limited in their performance by constraints that are either institutional, infrastructural or economic. Accordingly, both Entrepreneurs'' capabilities at the micro level, and the respective Governments at the macro level, have been blamed not only for the high level of failures of business start-ups, but also for limited growth of operating entrepreneurs. Tackling entrepreneurship challenges is what differentiates successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs. It is thus critical that a practicing entrepreneur recognizes and identifies the specific constraints facing him and his enterprise, in order to formulate appropriate strategies to cope with those constraints. This book consists of well researched work, and demonstrates how entrepreneurs operating micro and small enterprises may: i) Identify and prioritize the constraints they face; ii) Differentiate between perceived and real constraints; iii) Analyze the potential effect of different types of constraints; and iv) Strategize how to best tackle the constraints facing them and their enterprises.
Book DescriptionA comprehensive guide to starting a small business from the editors of Head Trip Audio Magazine. Head Trip Audio Magazine offers listeners the tools, tips and steps that some of the most successful life coaches and entrepreneurs have usedto get where they are. Now, in its first-ever retail audio package, Head Trip Audio Magazine collects some of its best features and interviews into a one-of-a-kind compendium of insights and inspiration for anyone who has started his or her own business - or is even just thinking about it! This lively, authoritative program offers listeners eight distinct lessons: