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 (known as "Dr. K") is the Jack M. Gill Distinguished Chair of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Entrepreneurship; and Executive & Academic Director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University - Bloomington. He is considered a prominent scholar and national leader in the field of entrepreneurship, authoring over 190 articles and 30 books on aspects of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation, including one of the leading entrepreneurship books in the world today, ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, & PRACTICE. Dr. K was honored by his peers in Entrepreneur magazine as the #1 Entrepreneurship Program Director in the nation, as well as being selected one of the Top Entrepreneurship Professors in the United States by Fortune magazine. Professor Kuratko has been named one of the Top 50 Entrepreneurship Scholars in the world and was the inaugural recipient of the Karl Vesper Entrepreneurship Pioneer Award for his career dedication to developing the field of entrepreneurship. The Academy of Management has honored Dr. K with the Entrepreneurship Advocate Award for his contributions to the development of the discipline of entrepreneurship, and the Entrepreneurship Mentor Award for his work in the scholarly development of Ph.D. students and junior-level faculty in the entrepreneurship field.

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