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RES.II.Finances.S2012.BB

RES.II.Finances.S2012.BB - Entrepreneurship Small Business...

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Entrepreneurship & Small Business Scott Turner MGMT 472 Spring 2012 Assembling the Financial Resources
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Course Topics Entrepreneurship What is it? How should you think about it? Entrepreneurs Characteristics Opportunities Sources, Assessing, Recognizing Business Models Vehicles to Pursue Opportunities Resources Teams, Finances
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How should you think about Entrepreneurship? Characteristics of Entrepreneurs Industry and Competitive Environment Opportunities • Sources and Assessment • Creativity and Recognition Building Ventures • Developing Business Models • Assembling Needed Resources
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Plans for the Day Opening Concepts & Frameworks Assembling the Financial Resources Case: Athleta Guest Speakers
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Roadmap for Financing New Ventures Key Questions (1) Why do new ventures need financing? (2) Where do entrepreneurs get financing? (3) How is venture finance structured?
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Why Do New Ventures Need Financing? Cash Flow Challenges Often need to invest in equipment and employees in order to generate sales, such that the investments precede the returns Capital Investments Depending on the firm/industry, significant outlays of capital may be required for capital assets Lengthy Product Development Cycles Products must be developed before they generate revenue, and in certain industries, developing new products takes a long time
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