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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an Entrepreneurship and Small Business unit of a standard college-level introduction to business course. Topics covered include:
- Motivations of entrepreneurs
- Differences between small and big businesses
- Necessities in starting and running a small business
- Advantages and disadvantages of small businesses entering global markets
1. What is an Entrepreneur? - Definition, Characteristics & Examples
Entrepreneurship is an important engine of growth in the economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about what an entrepreneur is and the key characteristics and skills that a successful entrepreneur possesses. Some examples of entrepreneurs will also be given.
2. Small Business in the American Economy
Nearly every business starts 'small.' In this lesson, you'll learn how a small business is defined, some characteristics of a small business, and the importance of them in the economy. You'll also learn why some small businesses fail.
3. Small Business in a Global Market
As the world moves closer to a global economy, more small businesses will look to expand into international markets. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the advantages and disadvantages that small businesses face in a global market.
4. Angel Investors vs. Venture Capitalists
Businesses looking for funding can build their financing strategy around an investor and there are a few options for how to do this. This lesson will explore two of those options, angel investors and venture capitalists.
5. Managing a Small Business
Small businesses are an important engine of growth in an economy. In this lesson, you'll learn about some key areas of small business ownership that an owner should master to be successful. A short quiz follows.
6. Microfinance for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses
In this lesson, we define what microfinancing is and explore the uses and goals of this incredibly new and exciting form of economic assistance geared toward helping those in the third world.
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Other chapters within the Intro to Business: Help and Review course
- The Dynamic Business Environment: Help and Review
- Business Morality & Code of Conduct: Help and Review
- Economics and Business: Help and Review
- Business in Global Markets: Help and Review
- Forms of Business Ownership: Help and Review
- Managing and Leading in Business: Help and Review
- Leadership Styles in Business: Help and Review
- Organizational Management: Help and Review
- Project Management Basics: Help and Review
- Business Production and Operations: Help and Review
- Workplace Productivity & Motivation: Help and Review
- Basics of Human Resources: Help and Review
- Managing the Employer-Worker Relationship: Help and Review
- Business Marketing Basics: Help and Review
- Product Development and Retailing: Help and Review
- Product Distribution & Supply Chain Management: Help and Review
- Pricing Strategy in Marketing: Help and Review
- Product Promotion in Business: Help and Review
- MIS Basics in Business: Help and Review
- Implications of Information Technology: Help and Review
- Risk Management in Business: Help and Review
- Accounting Basics: Help and Review
- Financial Management in Business: Help and Review
- Securities Markets and Business: Help and Review
- Lean in Business
- Money and Financial Institutions: Help and Review
- Strategic Planning for Small Businesses
- Small Business Analysis Models
- Small Business Entrepreneurship
- Ethical Behavior & Social Responsibility in Small Business
- Product Pricing for Small Business
- Consumer Protection & Liability
- Financial Ratio Calculations
- Messaging Strategies in the Workplace
- Purpose & Audience in Business Communication
- Using Technology for Business Communication
- Reporting & Presentations in Business Communication