Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating a Small Business

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Prentice Hall, 2007 - Business & Economics - 470 pages
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For courses in Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, How to Start your own business courses in continueing education.

Written by an award-winning expert, Entrepreneurship: Starting and Operating A Small Business, First Edition, demystifies the process of starting a business by presenting difficult economic, financial and business concepts in a manner easily understood by beginning business students. This book is based on a proven curriculum from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and draws from Steve Mariotti's 25 years of entrepreneurial teaching experience. Clear and energetic, it is supported by two business plan building software packages; BizBuilder and Business Plan Pro. Students will begin building their business plan as soon as they open the text! In a step by step process students will learn how to start a small business, operate a small business and turn their ideas into viable business opportunities.

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Contents

Entrepreneurs Recognize Opportunities
1
What Is Marketing? Analyzing Customers and Your Market
62
Smart Selling and Effective Customer Service
118
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Steve Mariotti, Founder & President of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an expert in education for at-risk youth. For more than 20 years, he has been helping young people develop marketable skills by learning about entrepreneurship.

Steve Mariotti received an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and has studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Brooklyn College. His professional career began by serving as a Treasury Analyst for Ford Motor Co. (1976-79). He then founded Mason Import/Export Services in New York, eventually acting as sales representative and purchasing agent for 32 overseas firms. In 1982, he made a significant career change and became a Special Education/Business Teacher in the New York City school system, choosing to teach in notorious neighborhoods such as Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn and the "Fort Apache" section of the South Bronx. It was at Jane Addams Vocational High School in the Bronx that he developed the insight and inspiration to bring entrepreneurial education to low-income youth. This led to founding the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) in 1987.

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