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MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management. Frank Moyes Leeds College of Business University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado. Today’s Agenda. Introductions Course organization Nature of entrepreneurship Role in society Defining Entrepreneurship NREL visit 2/2 Friday 1:30pm.

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Mbax 6100 entrepreneurship small business management

MBAX 6100Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Frank MoyesLeeds College of Business

University of ColoradoBoulder, Colorado

Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Today s agenda
Today’s Agenda

  • Introductions

  • Course organization

  • Nature of entrepreneurship

    • Role in society

    • Defining Entrepreneurship

  • NREL visit 2/2 Friday 1:30pm

Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Objectives of the course
Objectives of the Course

  • Learn how to recognize and evaluate business opportunities

  • Understand the issues faced by entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.

  • Acquire skills and tools required to start a business.

  • Determine your own potential to be an entrepreneur

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Really understand
Really Understand

  • What is a compelling Opportunity/Need

  • How to determine the Value Proposition

    • Product/Service

    • Target market

    • Unique benefit

  • What is a sustainable Competitive Advantage

Introduction to Entrepreneurship


Required materials
Required Materials

  • Bygrave & Zacharakis, The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship

  • Mullins, The New Business Road Test

  • Kawasaki, The Art of the Start

  • Course Packet

  • Hand-outs in class: various articles and reading materials

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Communications
Communications

  • [email protected]

  • Office Hours: Business Room 328A

    • Monday 4:00to 6:00pm

    • Wednesday 4:00 to 5:30

    • And by appointment

  • Website: http://leeds-faculty.colorado.edu/moyes

  • Communications: List Serve

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Course organization
Course Organization

  • Readings: entrepreneurship concepts, practices and tools

  • Case studies

  • Speakers

  • Evaluation & grading

    • 2 projects

      • Entrepreneur interview

      • Feasibility Plan

    • Mid-term exam

    • Class participation

  • Expectations

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Course topics

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Course Topics

  • What is entrepreneurship

  • Recognizing good opportunities

  • Corporate entrepreneurship

  • Funding entrepreneurial ventures

  • Legal issues & term sheets

  • Managing growth

  • Harvesting

  • Entrepreneurial ethics

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What is entrepreneurship
What is Entrepreneurship?

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Historical definition
Historical Definition

French term: people who provide men and materials to feudal lords.

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Timmons s definition
Timmons's Definition

“Entrepreneurship is creating and building something of value from practically nothing. That is, entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunity and pursuing it , regardless of resources presently controlled.”

Jeffrey Timmons

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Timmons s definition1
Timmons's Definition

“Entrepreneurship is creating and building something of value from practically nothing. That is, entrepreneurship is the process of creating or seizing an opportunityand pursuing it ,regardless of resources presently controlled.”

Jeffrey Timmons

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Economist s definition
Economist’s Definition

  • “The entrepreneur is the innovator who implements change within markets through the carrying out of new combinations.” Schumpeter(1934)

  • Later he calls it “creative destruction”.

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Poetic definition
Poetic Definition

“Entrepreneurship is a state on mind, an artful, insightful, and innovative mentality, not simply ‘business administration’; it is a way of perceiving and exploiting opportunities wherever they may be found.”

Unknown Source

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Poetic definition1
Poetic Definition

“Entrepreneurship is a state on mind, an artful, insightful, and innovative mentality, not simply ‘business administration’; it is a way of perceiving and exploitingopportunities wherever they may be found.”

Unknown Source

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Corporate entrepreneurship
Corporate Entrepreneurship

“Formal or informal activities aimed at creating new businesses in established companies through product and process innovations and market developments.” Zahra

“…centers on reenergizing and enhancing the firm’s ability to acquire innovative skulls and capabilities.” Morris & Kuratko

“Cost-effective innovation or intrapreneurship” Pinchot

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Who Are Entrepreneurs?

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Entrepreneurial characteristics

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Entrepreneurial Characteristics

  • Creativity

  • Risk-taking

  • Need for achievement

  • Sense of independence

  • Internal locus of control

  • Tolerance for ambiguity

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Who are entrepreneurs
Who Are Entrepreneurs?

“ Some are eccentrics; some painfully correct nonconformists; some are fat, some are lean; some are warriors, some relaxed; some drink quite heavily, others abstain; some have great charm or warmth; some have no more personality than a frozen mackerel.”

PeterDrucker

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Who are entrepreneurs1
Who Are Entrepreneurs?

“Entrepreneurs are societies rejects, instead of becoming hobos, criminals or professors, the start their own business.” Thereau

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How Does Start-up Process Really Work?

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Entrepreneurial process

Goals

Inspiration

Inspiration

Fooling

Goals

Plan

Action

Around

Plans

Doing

Plan

Mistakes

Some Other

Failure

Action

Goals

Inspiration

Success

Entrepreneurial Process

Pinchot & Pellman, Intrapreneurship in Action


Entrepreneurship conclusion
Entrepreneurship Conclusion

  • Opportunity driven

  • Entrepreneurial characteristics, but no E-gene

  • Mindset

  • Messy

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Next class tuesday section
Next Class Tuesday Section

  • Entrepreneurial Manager

  • Assignment:

    • Read B-Z Chapter 1 - The Entrepreneurial Process

    • Read M Chapter 6 – Mission, Personal Aspirations & Risk Propensity

    • Read K-1 Chapter 1 – The Art of Starting

  • Crunch case study – read & answer questions

  • Questions for next week - Think of an entrepreneur that you know personally. What makes him or her an entrepreneur?

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