Small Business Management

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Wiley, 2008 - Business & Economics - 550 pages
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In order to become a successful entrepreneur, one has to have a clear understanding of how to effectively manage a small business. This valuable introduction shows budding entrepreneurs how to launch and run their own firm. In addition to explaining the value and appeal of small businesses, it offers a variety of essential start-up lessons, including how to write a business plan, obtain financing, and choose a legal form for any venture.

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Distinguished professor, prolific author, renowned consultant, and inspiring teacher, Dr. Richard M. Hodgetts (1942-2001) was the Suntrust Professor of Strategic Management at Florida International University (FIU). He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. He published more than 125 articles and papers on a variety of topics ranging from entrepreneurship to strategic management to total quality management. He was also the author or coauthor of 49 books. Some of the most recent include INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT, and MEASURES OF QUALITY AND HIGH PERFORMANCE. Dr. Hodgetts consulted for a number of Fortune 500 firms and provided training for a wide variety of companies. He also lectured in Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Jamaica, Trinidad, Denmark, Kuwait, and at a host of U.S. colleges and universities. He was a Fellow of the Academy of Management and a past member of the Academy's Board of Governors. He served on three academic review boards and wrote a biweekly column on small business and entrepreneurship in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel.

Dr. Donald F. Kuratko is the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Executive Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business of Indiana University - Bloomington. Professor Kuratko is considered a prominent scholar and a national leader in the field of entrepreneurship. He has published more than 160 articles on various aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate entrepreneurship.

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