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  1. Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Excellence in Business, 3e

  2. The World of Small Business Independently Owned and Operated Not Dominant In Its Field Relatively Small Annual Sales Fewer Than 500 Employees Excellence in Business, 3e

  3. Provide New Jobs Inject Money Into The Economy Introduce New Products Take Business Risks Service Large Corporations Provide Specialty Goods and Services Roles of Small Business Excellence in Business, 3e

  4. Run by Individuals Run by Teams Limited Products/Services Multiple Products/Services Limited Resources Investment Capital Limited Marketplace Large Marketplace Types of Small Business Lifestyle High-Growth Excellence in Business, 3e

  5. Narrow Focus Limited Resources Innovation The Typical Small Business Excellence in Business, 3e

  6. How Entrepreneurs Spend Their Time Excellence in Business, 3e

  7. E-Commerce and Technology Growing Diversity Downsizing and Outsourcing Factors Contributing to Small Business Growth Excellence in Business, 3e

  8. Highly Disciplined Self-Confident Energy and Stamina Control Their Destiny Relate Well to Others Seek New Skills Characteristicsof Entrepreneurs Excellence in Business, 3e

  9. Learn From Mistakes Monitor Markets Exploit Opportunities Success Driven Positive and Tenacious Take Moderate Risks Characteristicsof Entrepreneurs Excellence in Business, 3e

  10. Summarize the Business Communicate Goals Highlight Plans Show Customer Benefits Develop a Business Plan Excellence in Business, 3e

  11. Guide Operations Outline Strategy Attract Capital Importance of a Business Plan Excellence in Business, 3e

  12. Control your destiny Reach your potential Unlimited profits Recognition Doing what you enjoy Uncertainty of income Risk of loss Long hours & hard work Complete responsibility High stress levels Starting a New Business Advantages Disadvantages Excellence in Business, 3e

  13. Customer base Business systems Product or service Location Financing Alienated customers Obsolescence Bad location Personality clashes Outstanding bills Buying an Existing Business Advantages Disadvantages Excellence in Business, 3e

  14. The Franchise Alternative Franchisee Franchisor Types Product Manufacturing Business- Format Excellence in Business, 3e

  15. Evaluating a Franchise • Initial franchise • Periodic royalties • Trademarks and names • Advertising and promotion • Business location Excellence in Business, 3e

  16. Evaluating a Franchise • Exclusive territory • Right of first refusal • Equipment and supplies • Agreement termination • Franchise assignment Excellence in Business, 3e

  17. The Pros and Cons of Franchising Advantages Disadvantages • Get a viable business • Name recognition • Network of support • Blueprint for success • No guarantee of wealth • High monthly royalties • Limited independence • Limited flexibility Excellence in Business, 3e

  18. Why Businesses Fail Management Incompetence Ineffective Marketing Lack of Experience Uncontrolled Growth Insufficient Financing Untenable Location Poor Cash Management Poor Inventory Control No Strategic Planning Poor Entrepreneurial Skills Excellence in Business, 3e

  19. Sources of Small Business Assistance SCORE Incubators The Internet Excellence in Business, 3e

  20. Financing A New Business Avoid Common Mistakes Overestimating Sales Overestimating Cash Flow Underestimating Expenses Excellence in Business, 3e

  21. Banks and Microlenders Venture Capitalists Angel Investors Credit Cards Private Financing Sources Excellence in Business, 3e

  22. SBA-Backed Loans SBA-Microloans Small Business Investment Companies Small Business Administration Excellence in Business, 3e

  23. Advantages Disadvantages Raising Needed Capital Expensive and Time Consuming Going Public Initial Public Offering (IPO) Excellence in Business, 3e