24 Steps to Success!Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative product. It breaks down the necessary processes into an integrated, comprehensive, and proven 24-step framework that any industrious person can learn and apply. You will learn:
- Why the “F” word – focus – is crucial to a startup’s success
- Common obstacles that entrepreneurs face – and how to overcome them
- How to use innovation to stand out in the crowd – it’s not just about technology
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 07/31/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
To achieve unimaginable business success and financial wealth—to reach the upper echelons of entrepreneurs, where you’ll find Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sara Blakely of Spanx, Mark Pincus of Zynga, Kevin Plank of Under Armour, and many others—you have to change the way you think. In other words, you must develop the Entrepreneur Mind, a way of thinking that comes from learning the vital lessons of the best entrepreneurs.In a praiseworthy effort to distill some of the most important lessons of entrepreneurship, Kevin D. Johnson, president of multimillion-dollar company Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur for several years, shares the essential beliefs, characteristics, and habits of elite entrepreneurs. Through the conviction of his own personal experiences, which include a life-changing visit to Harvard Business School, and the compelling stories of modern-day business tycoons, Johnson transforms an oftentimes complex topic into a lucid and accessible one.In this riveting book written for new and veteran entrepreneurs, Johnson identifies one hundred key lessons that every entrepreneur must learn in seven areas: Strategy, Education, People, Finance, Marketing and Sales, Leadership, and Motivation. Lessons include how to think big, who makes the best business partners, what captivates investors, when to abandon a business idea, where to avoid opening a business bank account, and why too much formal education can hinder your entrepreneurial growth.Smart and insightful, The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs is the ultimate primer on how to think like an entrepreneur.
Published by: Johnson Media Inc. | Publication date: 04/22/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 243 pages
From Heidi Neck, one of the most influential thinkers in entrepreneurship education today, Chris Neck, an award-winning professor, and Emma Murray, business consultant and author, comes this ground-breaking new text. Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through action. Students learn entrepreneurship by taking small actions and interacting with stakeholders in order to get feedback, experiment, and move ideas forward. Students walk away from this text with the entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset that can be applied to startups as well as organizations of all kinds. Whether your students have backgrounds in business, liberal arts, engineering, or the sciences, this text will take them on a transformative journey.
Published by: SAGE Publications, Inc | Publication date: 11/30/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 554 pages
A practical guidebook for people interested in starting a business with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of starting, running and growing a business. This book includes everything needed to launch a successful business now--expert strategies, up-to-date trends, business planning guidance, and inspiring real-world case studies, along with worksheets and critical thinking exercises to help would-be entrepreneurs be successful.
Published by: Planning Shop | Publication date: 01/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 535 pages
Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurshipThis is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures need to know and do to succeed in today's economy.
Published by: HarperCollins e-books | Publication date: 03/17/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
For courses in entrepreneurship. A Comprehensive Guide to Business Ventures Successfully Launching New Ventures explores the allure of entrepreneurship, teaching students how to successfully start their own businesses. With real business profiles of inspiring young entrepreneurs, the text engages students through relevant examples they can easily relate to. The Fifth Edition examines entrepreneurship through an easy, four-step process that clearly outlines both the excitement and the difficulty of launching one’s own business. Careful to identify failures as well as successes, Successfully Launching New Ventures is a straightforward guide to starting one’s own business. Also Available with MyEntrepreneurshipLabTM This title is available with MyEntrepreneurshipLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyEntrepreneurshipLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyEntrepreneurshipLab search for: 0134422503 / 9780134422503 Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures Plus MyEntrepreneurshipLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of:
- 0133797198 / 9780133797190 Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures
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Published by: Pearson | Publication date: 01/21/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 592 pages
The essential companion to the book that revolutionized entrepreneurship Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook provides a practical manual for working the 24-step framework presented in Disciplined Entrepreneurship. Unlocking key lessons and breaking down the steps, this book helps you delve deeper into the framework to get your business up and running with a greater chance for success. You'll find the tools you need to sharpen your instinct, engage your creativity, work through hardship, and give the people what they want—even if they don't yet know that they want it. Real-world examples illustrate the framework in action, and case studies highlight critical points that can make or break you when your goal is on the line. Exercises and assessments help you nail down your strengths, while pointing out areas that could benefit from reinforcement—because when it comes to your business, "good enough" isn't good enough—better is always better. Disciplined Entrepreneurship transformed the way that professionals think about starting a company, and this book helps you dig into the proven framework to make your business dreams a reality.
- Delve deeper into the 24 steps to success
- Innovate, persevere, and create the product people want
- Internalize lessons learned from real-world entrepreneurs
- Test your understanding with exercises and case studies
Published by: Wiley | Publication date: 03/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Entrepreneurship: The Art, Science, and Process for Success, emphasizes three core tenets necessary to start an entrepreneurial venture: The Art of turning an entrepreneurial venture into a success.The Science of practice as the heart of starting and running a successful entrepreneurial venture.The Process that tie these two areas together into a coherent and organized business.With its adaptive learning tools, students learn the art, science, and process of designing, starting, and managing a small business. Through its real-world approach, students are placed in the roles of a financial analyst, marketer, and business owners, and think critically to develop their plan to survive in the ever-changing business world.
Published by: McGraw-Hill Higher Education | Publication date: 02/13/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages
In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living. Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back. There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful. In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment. Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for. You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.
Published by: Currency | Publication date: 05/08/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 274 pages
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY, PROCESS, PRACTICE, 10e, combines a practical, step-by-step approach with a theoretical foundation to form a basic framework for understanding the theory, processes, and practice of entrepreneurship. Recognized for over 25 years as one of the leading books in the field, the aim of the text is to present the most current thinking in entrepreneurship, as well as to provide learners the opportunity to apply ideas and develop useful entrepreneurial skills. This edition has been updated to include current developments and issues in this explosive field.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Published by: Cengage Learning | Publication date: 01/22/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 624 pages