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Small Business Management: Essential Tools and Skills for Entrepreneurial Success

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You "can" get there Where do you want to go? You might already be managing a small business and may be looking to expand your skills. You might be setting out on a new career path. Or, you might want to learn more about exciting opportunities in small business management. Wherever you want to go, "Wiley Pathways Small Business Management" will help you get there. Easy-to-read, practical, and up-to-date, this text not only helps you learn fundamental concepts of running a small business; it also helps you master the core competencies and skills you need to succeed in the classroom and in the real world. The book's brief, modular format and variety of built-in learning resources enable you to learn at your own pace and focus your studies. With this book, you will be able to: Understand and apply the essentials of managing a small business. Write a practical business plan. Obtaining the financing you need to start your business. Choose a legal form for your venture. Effectively market your business. Develop and work with a budget. Understand the taxes and the laws that apply to your business and how to minimize your exposure. Manage your business's inventory. Be aware of the ethical issues involved in running your business. Use e-commerce to build your business. "Wiley Pathways" helps you achieve your goals When it comes to learning about business, not every student is on the same path, but every student wants to succeed. The business series in the new "Wiley Pathways" imprint helps you achieve your goals. The books in this series—"Marketing, Business Communication, Finance, Business Math, Real Estate, Small Business Management, Supervision, Project Management, Selling," and "Personal Finance"—offer a coordinated curriculum for learning business. Learn more at
Small Business Management: Essential Tools and Skills for Entrepreneurial Success
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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.
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
1. An Introduction to the Small Business Life. 2. Small Business Opportunities. 3. The Family-Owned Business. 4. Developing a Business Plan. 5. Sources of Financing. 6. Forms of Small Business Ownership. 7. The Basics of Small Business Management. 8. Legal Concerns of Small Businesses. 9. Managing Human Resources in a Small Business Environment. 10. Understanding Markets and Pricing. 11. Promotion and Selling. 12. E-Commerce and the Small Business Owner. 13. Using Financial Statements. 14. Budgeting and Taxes. 15. Purchasing and Inventory Control.
The perfect tool for learning the skills and concepts that today's new entrepreneurs must know to succeed.
  • Includes the basics of managing and marketing a small business.
  • Shows how to develop and manage budgets, as well as how to account for taxes and inventory.
  • Offers special sections that delve into the critical areas of ethics, e-commerce, and current law.
  • Shows how to apply skill-sets to real life situations with the help of real-world examples.
  • Provides the tools to help readers succeed in their business.
Author
Richard M. Hodgetts, Donald F. Kuratko
Short Title
SMALL BUSINESS MGMT
Pages
550
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Series
Wiley Pathways
Language
English
ISBN-10
0470111267
ISBN-13
9780470111260
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2007
Publication Date
2007-03-31
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Place of Publication
Chichester
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
DEWEY
658.022
Edition
1st
Subtitle
Small Business Management
Birth
1942
Residence
FL, US
Audience
College/Higher Education
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