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Small Business Management - Interactive eBook

Small Business Management - Interactive eBook
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Seventh Edition

December 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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1. Small Business: An Overview
Concept Module 1.1 What is Small Business?  
Concept Module 1.2 Small Businesses in the US Economy  
Concept Module 1.3 Workforce Diversity and Small Business Ownership  
Concept Module 1.4 Secrets of Small Business Success  
Concept Module 1.5 Understanding the Risks of Small Business Ownership  
Key Terms  
2. Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Concept Module 2.1 The Entrepreneur-Manager Relationship  
Concept Module 2.2 A Model of the Start-Up Process  
Concept Module 2.3 Your Decision for Self-Employment  
Concept Module 2.4 Creativity and Innovation in Small Business  
Key Terms  
3. Social Entrepreneurs, Ethics, and Strategic Planning
Concept Module 3.1 Relationship between Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Strategic Planning  
Concept Module 3.2 Social Entrepreneurship  
Concept Module 3.3 Ethics and Business Strategy  
Concept Module 3.4 Strategic Planning  
Key Terms  
4. The Business Plan
Concept Module 4.1 Every Business Needs a Plan  
Concept Module 4.2 Business Models and Feasibility Analysis  
Concept Module 4.3 Business Plan Contents  
Concept Module 4.4 Review Process  
Concept Module 4.5 The Pitch  
Key Terms  
5. Franchising
Concept Module 5.1 About Franchising  
Concept Module 5.2: Why Open a Franchise?  
Concept Module 5.3 Selecting a Franchise  
Key Terms  
6. Taking Over an Existing Business & Family Business
Concept Module 6.1 Business-Buyout Alternative  
Concept Module 6.2 How Do You Find a Business for Sale?  
Concept Module 6.3 What Do You Look for in a Business?  
Concept Module 6.4 What are You Buying?  
Concept Module 6.5 How Much Should You Pay?  
Concept Module 6.6 Buying the Business  
Concept Module 6.7 Taking Over a Family Business  
Key Terms  
7. Starting a New Business
Concept Module 7.1 About Start-Ups  
Concept of Module 7.2 Types of New Businesses  
Concept Module 7.3 Evaluating Potential Start-Ups  
Concept Module 7.4 Getting Started  
Key Terms  
8. Accounting Records and Financial Statements
Concept Module 8.1 Small Business Accounting  
Concept Module 8.2 Small Business Accounting Basics  
Concept Module 8.3 Analyzing Financial Statements  
Concept Module 8.4 Managing Cash Flow  
Key Terms  
9. Small Business Finance
Concept Module 9.1 Small Business Finance  
Concept Module 9.2 Basic Financial Vocabulary  
Concept Module 9.3 How Can You Find Capital?  
Key Terms  
10. The Legal Environment
Concept Module 10.1 Small Business and the Law  
Concept Module 10.2 Bankruptcy Laws  
Concept Module 10.3 Contract Law for Small Businesses  
Concept Module 10.4 Laws to Protect Intellectual Property  
Concept Module 10.5 Forms of Business Organization  
Key Terms  
11. Small Business Marketing: Strategy and Research
Concept Module 11.1 Small Business Marketing  
Concept Module 11.2 Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses  
Concept Module 11.3 Market Research  
Key Terms  
12. Small Business Marketing: Location
Concept Module 12.1 Small Business Distribution  
Concept Module 12.2 Location for the Long Run  
Concept Module 12.3 Site Selection  
Concept Module 12.4 Location Types  
Concept Module 12.5 Layout and Design  
Concept Module 12.6 Lease, Buy, or Build?  
Key Terms  
13. Small Business Marketing: Price and Promotion
Concept Module 13.1 The Economics of Pricing  
Concept Module 13.2 Breakeven Analysis  
Concept Module 13.3 Price-Setting Techniques  
Concept Module 13.4 Getting Paid  
Concept Module 13.5 Promotion  
Key Terms  
14. Professional and Small Business Management
Concept Module 14.1 Managing Small Business  
Concept Module 14.2 Small Business Growth  
Concept Module 14.3 Leadership in Action  
Concept Module 14.4 Special Management Concerns: Time and Stress Management  
15. Human Resource Management
Concept Module 15.1 Hiring the Right Employees  
Concept Module 15.2 Employee Recruitment  
Concept Module 15.3 Selecting Employees  
Concept Module 15.4 Placing and Training Employees  
Concept Module 15.5 Compensating Employees  
Concept Module 15.6 When Problems Arise: Employee Discipline and Termination  
16. Operations Management
Concept Module 16.1 Elements of Operating Management  
Concept Module 16.2 Operations Management  
Concept Module 16.3 What about Scheduling Operations?  
Concept Module 16.4 Quality-Centered Management  
Concept Module 16.5 Purchasing for Small Business  
Concept Module 16.6 Managing Inventory  

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