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Chapter 7: SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP. Economic Rocket Fuel. LAUNCHING NEW VENTURES: WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?. Greater Financial Success Independence Flexibility Challenge Survival. ENTREPRENEURS.

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    1. Chapter 7: SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Economic Rocket Fuel

    2. LAUNCHING NEW VENTURES: WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? • Greater Financial Success • Independence • Flexibility • Challenge • Survival

    3. ENTREPRENEURS Entrepreneurs – People who risk their time, money, and other resources to start and manage a business.

    4. THE ENTREPRENEUR: A DISTINCTIVE PROFILE Vision Energy Tolerance of uncertainty Self Reliance Confidence Tolerance of Failure

    5. Opportunities: Market Niches Personal Customer Service Lower Overhead Costs Technology BIG OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

    6. THREATS FOR SMALL BUSINESS • Threats: • High Risk of Failure • Lack of Knowledge and Experience • Too Little Money • Bigger Regulatory Burden

    7. FAILING WITH STYLE • Walt Disney was fired from an ad agency for a “singular lack of drawing ability.” • Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder, failed at real estate, he didn’t discover the McDonald brothers’ hamburger stand until he was 52 years old. • Steve Jobs, founder of Apple computer, was dumped by his board of directors, but returned a decade later to launch the iMac and the iPod. Your failure may be your first step to the next big thing.

    8. START UP/LAUNCH OPTIONS Starting from scratch Buying an established business Buying a franchise

    9. 1. STARTING A BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH

    10. 2. BUYING AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS

    11. 3. BUYING A FRANCHISE

    12. TOOLS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS • Gain Experience • Learn from Others • Educate Yourself • Access Resources • Develop a Business Plan

    13. BUSINESS PLANS: THE ROADMAP • Executive Summary • Description of Business • Competitive and Industry Research • Marketing Strategies • Operating Procedures • Personnel • Financial Projections

    14. FINDING THE MONEY: FUNDING OPTIONS • Personal Resources • Loans • Angel Investors • Venture Capital

    15. SMALL BUSINESS AND THE ECONOMY: AN OUTSIZED IMPACT • Creating New Jobs • Fueling Innovation • Creating Opportunities for Women

    16. ECONOMIC IMPACT Just 9.8% of the world’s entrepreneurs expect to create almost 75% of the jobs generated by new business ventures in the next five years. Source: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, special report, 2005.

    17. SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE Eric Truran, founder of a small New England manufacturing firm and retail store, eventually closed his retail store to focus strictly on online and telephone sales. • His income dropped by about 50%, but his free time more than quadrupled. • He went from working 80 to 90 hours a week to working 15 to 20 hours a week. • He uses his free time to pursue other passions, such as playing guitar with his two bands.

    18. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Intrapreneurs - are innovative workers who focus on launching new products and generating new profit streams for the company that employs them.

    19. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Minipreneurs – individuals launching super small scale enterprises. Include microbusiness, freelancers, side businesses, weekend entrepreneurs, hobbypreneurs, Web-driven entrepreneurs, free agents and more..

    20. THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT • Mompreneurs – • Mothers (or Fathers) who start home-based businesses, often motivated by the wish or need to remain home with their children. • Sometimes these businesses become successful enough to employ other family members.

    21. ENTREPRENEURSHIP, A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE • Entrepreneurship has an economic impact in countries around the world • Three key factors drive entrepreneurship globally: • Economic Welfare and Opportunity Costs • Cultural Environment and Population Demographics • Institutional Characteristics and the Political Environment