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Synopsis: Entrepreneur's Notebook takes its readers on a whirlwind tour of the start-up process. It is an invaluable reference for new and experienced entrepreneurs that includes chapters on a wide range of topics, from entrepreneurial team building to product selection to financing. This well-written book provides an incredible amount of practical information that can help entrepreneurs make smarter decisions and avoid costly mistakes. The author, Steven K. Gold, has co-founded and served as CEO of several companies, as well as invested in and advised dozens of early stage ventures. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and earned his M.D. at Brown University Medical School.
From the Author:
Entrepreneur's Notebook: Practical Advice for Starting a NewBusiness Venture is written for entrepreneurs and anyone who dreams ofbecoming an entrepreneur - and who wants real-life advice and practicalinformation. This book will take you on a whirlwind tour of the start-upprocess and help you to build a solid foundation for your new venture,whether it is a small business, or a venture capital funded enterprise.Irrespective of the size or type of business, the underlying principles arethe same.
As an entrepreneur for most of my life, it's impossible to imagine acareer more challenging or gratifying. Being an entrepreneur is one oflife’'s great adventures. It allows you to take control of your destiny,continuously learn and grow, and experience the sense of accomplishmentthat comes with transforming an idea into something of value. Whether youseek to build a large corporation, or create a modest business that willenable you to live the life you choose, this book will guide you throughthe key steps in the start-up process, helping you to make smart decisionsand avoid costly mistakes.
Becoming an entrepreneur is achievable for everyone, but there are rules tothe game - principles that are time-tested and likely to lead you tosuccess. This book focuses on the information that you need to know to getstarted. Chapters 1-3 introduce three critical concepts that relate toevery new venture: people, products, and making progress. Chapters 4-5discuss the entrepreneurial team. In chapters 6-7, a review of the businessplan is followed by a discussion of cash flow, a concept that isappreciated by every successful entrepreneur. Finally, chapters 8-10 delveinto the practicalities of starting a new company, securing investment, andmanaging a team of people.
I should note two things about this book. First, it is about concepts, andis not a technical manual. There are many great resources that teachaccounting, finance, marketing, management, and more. The real spotlight ison the Big Picture. Second, it focuses on getting your new business off theground. While the ideas presented are valid and remain important throughoutthe life of a business, new challenges arise as a business becomessuccessful, grows, and eventually matures. The later stages rely on a solidfoundation and success in the early stages; however a discussion about thedevelopment and management of a mature business is beyond the scope of thisbook.
Starting a company is, without question, both a personal and professionalquest. This book is intended to help you to succeed by providing you withadvice that is practical and proven, learned the hard way through almostthree decades of real-life experience, and backed by the lessons of one ofthe best business schools in the country. Another reason why this book (andothers) will contribute to your success is because sooner is always betterthan later. You want this information now, before you take action, and aninvestment of time and dollars in knowledge is small in comparison to thebenefits you will receive by making smarter decisions and avoiding thecommon mistakes. I hope that the following pages inform and inspire you,and help you to realize your entrepreneurial dreams.
-Steven K. Gold
Title: Entrepreneur's Notebook: Practical Advice ...
Publisher: Learning Ventures Press
Publication Date: 2005
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Learning Ventures Press, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110976279037