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Principles of Business : Entrepreneurship

This book gives helpful information on topics in entrepreneurship: how to start a business, how to pitch your product, how to raise capital, and how to market your product. It introduces students and researchers to the fundamentals of such business topics as leadership and motivation, negotiations, networking, risk analysis, through easy-to-understand entries on important terms, principles and concepts for a deeper understanding of the field.

How to Write a Business Plan: Win Backing and Support for your Ideas and Ventures

Whether you are starting or selling your own business, business plans are an essential part of the process. How to Write a Business Plan gives you the expert guidance you need to make an impact with your plan, including advice on researching competitors, presenting your management skills and successfully communicating your strategic vision. 

The SAGE Handbook of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

This book offers original contributions from the best international scholars map the development of Entrepreneurship as an academic field, explore its key current debates and research methods, and also consider its future directions.

After the Pitch

Have you ever thought about being an angel investor or venture capitalist? Have you started a business and wanted to know how to get funding? After the Pitch is an all-inclusive view into the investment process from the view of both the new investor and startup founder.

Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

Being a startup CEO is a job like no other: it's difficult, risky, stressful, lonely, and often learned through trial and error. As a startup CEO seeing things for the first time, you're likely to make mistakes, fail, get things wrong, and feel like you don't have any control over outcomes.

Get Funded!: The Startup Entrepreneur's Guide to Seriously Successful Fundraising

For startup entrepreneurs, fundraising in this decade has changed dramatically. There was a time when VCs were rock stars and a single founder with a great idea, a team, and a little drive could raise a few hundred thousand dollars to build a business.  In Get Funded! tech journalist and entrepreneur John Biggs and communication strategist Eric Villenes explain the new funding landscape and the exciting tech-driven models available to entrepreneurs.

Social Entrepreneurship: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications

Businesses are looking for methods to incorporate social entrepreneurship in order to generate a positive return to society. Social enterprises have the ability to improve societies through altruistic work to create sustainable work environments for future entrepreneurs and their communities. A useful scholarly resource that examines the broad topic of social entrepreneurship by looking at relevant theoretical frameworks and fundamental terms. 

Surviving a Startup: Practical Strategies for Starting a Business, Overcoming Obstacles and Coming Out on Top

The CEO of Founders Space, one of the world's leading startup incubators and accelerators, prepares entrepreneurs to avoid disastrous mistakes, surmount sizable obstacles, and master the skills necessary to make the right choices along their path to success. The fact is, over 90 percent of all new startups fail.  In Surviving a Startup, Steve Hoffman, the CEO of Founders Space, brings readers on a wild ride, sharing with them the tumultuous journey of launching a venture-funded startup and revealing what it takes to make it.

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial trajectories. While it is well known that Latinos make up one of the largest and fastest growing populations in the U.S., Latino-owned businesses are now outpacing this population growth and the startup business growth of all other demographic groups in the country.

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Lean Scaleup

Companies struggle dramatically in building new businesses from innovation. 85-90 percent of corporate startups die after the "Minimum Viable Product" stage. Why is this so? What is the solution? How can companies improve? This book provides a solution. It is the first one on this subject and guides corporate practitioners on how to build new businesses. The book covers the entire journey - from a "meaningful idea" to a sizable business - and it includes leadership and cultural/collaboration aspects needed for success.

Why Startups Fail: A New Roadmap for Entrepreneurial Success

Introduction -- What is failure? -- Part I: Launching. Catch-22 -- Good idea, bad bedfellows -- False starts -- False positives -- Part II: Scaling. Out of the frying pan -- Speed trap -- Help wanted -- Moonshots and miracles -- Part III: Failing. Running on empty -- Bouncing back -- Letter to a first-time founder.

Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy

This books shows how and why the ideas of creative individuals promote progress. The insights are based on original archival research regarding over one hundred thousand inventors, patented inventions, and innovation prizes in Europe and the United States during industrialization. This systematic empirical analysis across time and place and institutions provides an extensive micro foundation for understanding technological change and long-run macroeconomic growth.

The Innovation Stack

"The Innovation Stack is a thrilling business narrative that's much bigger than the story of Square. It is an irreverent first-person look inside the world of entrepreneurship, and a call to action for all of us to find the entrepreneur within ourselves and identify and fix unsolved problems--one crazy idea at a time"-- Provided by publisher

The Entrepreneurial Artist : Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives (eBook)

Very few artists are skilled at promoting themselves and their work. Drawing on the accomplishments of Shakespeare, Mozart, and several contemporary creatives, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wynton Marsalis, this engaging and practical guide will help you achieve artistic fulfillment, both personally and professionally-no matter your medium.

Driving Innovation from Within (eBook)

Kaihan Krippendorff reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee-innovators. He lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside, mapping the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and providing tools to remove them.

Entrepreneurs in Every Generation (eBook)

Allan Cohen and Pramodita Sharma, scholars with deep professional and personal roots in family businesses, show how enterprising families can transmit the hunger for excellence across generations. Using examples of firms that flourished and those that failed, they describe the practices that characterize entrepreneurial individuals, families, and organizations and offer pragmatic advice that can be tailored to your unique situation.

New Books

Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset

Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this text emphasizes practice and learning through action.

Entrepreneurship: The Practice Mindset

This book catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through action.

The Startup

This highly readable volume tells the true story of a venture that achieved more than 400,000% return for its founders and investors. The book serves as an essential guide for those who wish to innovate to create value and wealth for themselves and others.

The Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs

Everything you need to know about starting your own independent business--and earning big--through easy-to-understand infographics. The Infographic Guide for Entrepreneurs includes information on how to leverage your skills to earn money, how to apply for a business loan, how to keep track of your earnings and expenses--and much more.

Facebook: The Inside Story

Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers.

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right Time

Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. In a thoroughly entertaining book that describes the stories and insights of everyone from the Broadway team behind Dear Evan Hansen, to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin star chefs, Gannett reveals the four laws of creative success and identifies the common patterns behind their achievement.

Company of One

What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.


The new playbook for innovation and startup success is emerging from beyond Silicon Valley--at the "frontier." Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names.  For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. .As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley "gospel" is due for a refresh--and it comes from what he calls the "frontier," the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe.

Advancing U. S. Latino Entrepreneurship

Advancing U.S. Latino Entrepreneurship examines business formation and success among Latinos by identifying arrangements that enhance entrepreneurship and by understanding the sociopolitical contexts that shape entrepreneurial trajectories. This book makes a substantial contribution to the literature on entrepreneurship and wealth creation by focusing on Latinos, a population vastly understudied on these topics, by describing processes and outcomes for Latino entrepreneurs. 

She Made It

She Made It is your go-to guide to launching your own business, as well as to finding your feet and voice as a woman in business. It details the practicalities of being an entrepreneur and your own boss, guiding you through the day to day running of a start-up with lessons in hiring a team, raising investment and backing yourself and your ideas.

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