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bus 185 small business management

BUS 185: Small Business Management

the foundations of entrepreneurship

definition of entrepreneur
Definition of Entrepreneur

…one who creates a new business in the face of risk and uncertainty for the purpose of achieving profit and growth by identifying significant opportunities and assembling the necessary resources to capitalize on them…

profile of an entrepreneur
Profile of an Entrepreneur
  • Desire for responsibility
  • Preference for moderate risk
  • Confidence in ability to succeed
  • Desire for immediate feedback
  • High level of energy
  • Future orientation
  • Skill at organizing
  • Value of achievement over money
characteristics of an entrepreneur
Characteristics of an Entrepreneur
  • High degree of

commitment

  • Tolerance for

ambiguity

  • Flexibility
  • Tenacity
benefits of entrepreneurship
Benefits of Entrepreneurship

Opportunity to:

  • Create Your Own Destiny
  • Make a Difference
  • Reach Your Full Potential
  • Reap Impressive Profits
  • Contribute to Society & Be Recognized for Your Efforts
  • Do What You Enjoy and Have Fun at it
drawbacks of entrepreneurship
Drawbacks of Entrepreneurship
  • Uncertainty of Income
  • Risk of Losing Your Entire Investment
  • Long Hours and Hard Work
  • Lower Quality of Life until the Business is Established
  • High Levels of Stress
  • Complete Responsibility
  • Discouragement
factors that feed the entrepreneurial fire
Factors that Feed the Entrepreneurial Fire
  • Entrepreneurs as Heroes
  • Entrepreneurial Education
  • Demographic and Economic

Factors

  • Shift to a Service Economy
  • Technological Advances
  • Independent Lifestyle
  • E-Commerce and the

World Wide Web

  • International Opportunities
cultural diversity of entrepreneurship
Cultural Diversity of Entrepreneurship
  • Youth
  • Women
  • Minority
  • Immigrant
  • Part-time
  • Home-Based
  • Family-owned
  • Copreneurs
  • Corporate Castoffs
  • Corporate Dropouts
  • Social Entrepreneurs
how to transform an idea into reality
How to Transform an Idea into Reality
  • Step 1: Put your vision down on paper
  • Step 2: Test it to see if it really is a good idea
  • Step 3: Decide how serious you are about pursuing your idea and turning it into a business venture
10 deadly mistakes of entrepreneurship
10 Deadly Mistakes of Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Lack of Experience
  • Poor financial control
  • Weak marketing efforts
  • Failure to develop a strategic plan
  • Uncontrolled growth
  • Poor location
  • Improper inventory control
  • Incorrect pricing
  • Inability to make the transition
putting failure into perspective
Putting Failure Into Perspective

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

how to avoid the pitfalls
How to Avoid the Pitfalls
  • Know Your Business in Depth
  • Develop a Solid Business Plan
  • Manage Financial Resources
  • Understand Financial Statements
  • Learn to Manage People Effectively
  • Keep in Tune with Yourself