Entrepreneurship

Lower Level: An introduction to business creation. Explores unique aspects of entrepreneurship in modern society and how to identify, assess and develop business ideas; and locate and evaluate business opportunities.

Upper Level: Business creation. Explores unique aspects of entrepreneurship in modern society and how to identify, assess and develop business ideas; and locate and evaluate business opportunities.

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Business Plan Development Guide
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This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it.

Table of Contents
Introduction

Chapter 1 – Developing a Business Plan
Chapter 2 – Essential Initial Research
Chapter 3 – Business Models
Chapter 4 – Initial Business Plan Draft
Chapter 5 – Making the Business Plan Realistic
Chapter 6 – Making the Plan Appeal to Stakeholders and Desirable to the Entrepreneur
Chapter 7 – Finishing the Business Plan
Chapter 8 – Business Plan Pitches
References
Appendix A – Business Plan Development Checklist and Project Planner
Appendix B – Fashion Importers Inc. Business Plan
Business Plan Excel Template

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/business-plan-development-guide

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Lee A. Swanson
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit
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This book is designed for upper year undergraduate students and graduate students studying fundamental entrepreneurship concepts.

Table of Contents
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Toolkit
Acknowledgements
Introduction

Chapter 1 – Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Chapter 2 – Opportunity Recognition and Design Thinking
Chapter 3 – Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Chapter 4 – Business Models
Chapter 5 – Business Planning
Chapter 6 – Financing Entrepreneurship
Chapter 7 – Business Set-Up, Start-Up, and Growth
Chapter 8 – Strategic Entrepreneurship
Chapter 9 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Chapter 10 – The Entrepreneurial Environment
References
The Language of Entrepreneurship

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Lee A. Swanson
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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This is the first edition of a modular open textbook designed for entrepreneurial journalism, media innovation, and related courses. This book has been undergoing student and faculty testing and open review in fall 2017. Feedback has been implemented in Version 1.0 and will continue to be implemented in Version 2.0 (ETA spring 2018). An accompanying handbook will include additional activities, ancillary materials and faculty resources on media innovation for instructors.

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Communication
Journalism
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Textbook
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Edited by Michelle Ferrier and Elizabeth Mays
Date Added:
04/24/2019
New Enterprises
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This course covers the process of identifying and quantifying market opportunities, then conceptualizing, planning, and starting a new, technology-based enterprise. Students develop detailed business plans for a startup. It is intended for students who want to start their own business, further develop an existing business, be a member of a management team in a new enterprise, or better understand the entrepreneur and the entrepreneurial process.

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Management
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Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Howard Anderson
Prof Matt Marx
William Aulet
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans
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The nuts and bolts of preparing a New Venture Plan and launching the venture will be explored in this twenty-fifth annual course offering. The course is open to members of the MIT Community and to others interested in entrepreneurship. It is particularly recommended for persons who are interested in starting or are involved in a new business or venture. Because some of the speakers will be judges of the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, persons who are planning to enter the Competition should find the course particularly useful. In the past approximately 50% of the class has been from the Engineering / Science / Architecture Schools and 50% from the Sloan School of Management.

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Business and Communication
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Joseph Hadzima
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs—Handbook Series
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Many people believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. It’s not true. Anyone can acquire the knowledge and skills to transform a business idea or insight into a successful business. This handbook helps aspiring entrepreneurs develop a mindset and the skills to honestly evaluate their business idea. It also helps them become comfortable with the idea of business risk and how to minimize those risks where possible. Being a successful entrepreneur takes knowledge, skills, business planning resources and mentoring relationships. It also takes time, planning, patience and flexibility. This handbook provides these tools and guidance for adventurous individuals who are “ready to ride the rocket ship” of being an entrepreneur.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Student Guide
Textbook
Author:
Deirdre Sartorelli
Date Added:
01/04/2019
Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship: Creating New Paths for Understanding the Field
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. In this book, the authors present a challenge for future research to build a stronger, more complete understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena. They argue that this more complete picture of entrepreneurial phenomena will likely come from scholars who undertake at least some trailblazing projects; from scholars who broaden the range of research questions, the potential outcomes of entrepreneurial action, and the selection and combination of research methods; and from researchers who avoid the endless debates about the margins of the field and its sub-fields or about whether one theoretical or philosophical lens is superior to another. This book offers suggestions for future research through a variety of topics including prosocial action, innovation, family business, sustainability and development, and the financial, social, and psychological costs of failure. It promises to make an important contribution to the development of the field and help academics, organizations, and society make useful contributions to the generation of entrepreneurial research.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dean Shepherd
Holger Patzelt
Date Added:
06/19/2019