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The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship [Hardcover]

William D. Bygrave , Andrew Zacharakis
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Opportunities for entrepreneurs with vision are endless in today’s global economy. More and more people are seizing the opportunity to get out of someone else’s office and into their own–starting their own businesses and finding independence. Success is by no means a guarantee, but there’s no reward without risk. The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship is designed to lessen that risk.

This new and updated Third Edition equips real-world entrepreneurs with the same state-of-the-art business knowledge and information taught to MBA candidates in top business schools. William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis lead an all-star team of professors, consultants, and entrepreneurs in bringing this bestselling business resource into step with the times through a host of new case studies and examples. Changing legal, tax, and regulatory climates for small businesses and entrepreneurs are examined and explained in full detail, and–as in previous editions–you’ll find all the entrepreneurial advice you need to run a business:

  • Recognizing great entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Writing a business plan and building your financial statements
  • Securing financing with venture capital or debt financing
  • Franchising your business
  • Managing a growing business
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Selling a business when the time comes

As always, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship brings you the collective wisdom of some of the top names in business and academia, in plain, accessible language. Solid and substantive, written in a clear and engaging style, this book is a cutting-edge education in entrepreneurship at a cut-rate price.

From the Back Cover

The only book that offers a state-of-the-art education in entrepreneurship

. . . From an all-star team that includes:

William D. Bygrave, Babson College • Jeffry Timmons, Harvard University and Babson College • Abdul Ali, Babson College • Kathleen Seiders, Babson College • Andrew Zacharakis, Babson College • William Wetzel, University of New Hampshire • Joel Shulman, Babson College • Elizabeth Gatewood, Indiana University • Richard Mandel, Babson College • Joseph Iandiorio, Iandiorio & Teska • Steve Spinelli, Babson College • J. William Petty, Baylor University • Julian Lange, Babson College • Ed Marram, Babson College • Donna Kelly, Babson College

Starting your own business is an increasingly popular and feasible response to today’s changing job market, and the best entrepreneurial wisdom available is in The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, Third Edition. Edited by William Bygrave and Andrew Zacharakis, two seasoned professors of entrepreneurship at Babson College, it covers all the fundamentals–from opportunity recognition to venture capital to formulating smart business plans. This revised volume of the 600,000-copy bestseller includes a wealth of new case studies, as well as updated tax and legal information. Geared towards both MBA candidates and aspiring entrepreneurs, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship guides the reader through the startup process and beyond, culling wisdom from the best and brightest in the field. If you’re ready to see what the entrepreneurial world has to offer you, this book is your ticket.

About the Author

WILLIAM D. BYGRAVE, MA, Dphil, MBA, DBA, is the Frederic C. Hamilton Professor for Free Enterprise and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College, and visiting professor at INSEAD (the European Institute for Business Administration).

ANDREW ZACHARAKIS, BS, MBA, PhD, is the Paul T. Babson Term Chair in Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.

The Portable MBA Series
The Portable MBA, with over 600,000 copies sold, continues to provide readers with a continuing business education. These titles provide comprehensive coverage of the primary business functions taught in MBA programs, as well as focused coverage of today’s vital business topics.

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