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Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Eighth Edition


January 2024 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Small Business Management - Vantage Learning Platform, Eighth Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.


Small Business Management: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Eighth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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PART I: The Challenge
 
Chapter 1: Small Business: An Overview
 
Chapter 2: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
 
PART II: Planning in Small Business
 
Chapter 3: Social Entrepreneurs, Ethics, and Strategic Planning
 
Chapter 4: The Business Plan
 
PART III: Early Decisions
 
Chapter 5: Franchising
 
Chapter 6: Taking Over an Existing Business
 
Chapter 7: Starting a New Business
 
PART IV: Financial and Legal Management
 
Chapter 8: Accounting Records and Financial Statements
 
Chapter 9: Small Business Finance
 
Chapter 10: The Legal Environment
 
PART V: Marketing the Product or Service
 
Chapter 11: Small Business Marketing: Strategy and Research
 
Chapter 12: Small Business Marketing: Location
 
Chapter 13: Small Business Marketing: Price and Promotion
 
PART VI: Managing Small Business
 
Chapter 14: Professional Small Business Management
 
Chapter 15: Human Resource Management
 
Chapter 16: Operations Management
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site
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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Case notes
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You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

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Instructor, Salisbury University

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Instructor, Penn State Scranton

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Instructor, Ohio University

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Key features
FAVORITE SAGE VANTAGE FEATURES

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Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video and reading activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from Sage.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
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KEY FEATURES OF SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: CREATING A SUSTAINABLE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, EIGHTH EDITION

New to this Edition:
  • New cases in every chapter present real-life business scenarios, asking students to think critically about the management challenges presented and to apply chapter concepts.
  • Experiential Learning Activities in each chapter bring the application of "what" and "how" alive for students.
  • Creating Competitive Advantage boxes consistently bring the theme of the book to the front of students’ minds.
  • What Would You Do boxes prompt students to put themselves in a scenario that small business owners could face.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life, featuring:
    • Small Business in Action videos showcase stories and interviews from a wide variety of small business owners with footage showing the business owner and their businesses in action.
    • How To… videos focus on basic concepts to further clarify and enhance understanding of common, basic business needs.
    • Corresponding multimedia assessment options automatically feed to your gradebook.
    • Comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource, lists the chapter to which the video content is tied, matches learning objective(s), and provides a helpful description of the video content, and assessment questions.
Key Features:
  • Organized around the overarching theme of maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Examples and cases illustrate the unique opportunities and challenges that small business owners encounter every day
  • Experiential Activities and Concept Checks provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge and practice essential skills

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