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1 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE Becoming an Entrepreneur Small Business Basics Starting a Small Business 6 C H A P T E R Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

2 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. SLIDE 2 6-1Becoming an Entrepreneur Goal 1Identify characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Goal 2Recognize the importance of entrepreneurship in the economy. Goal 3Describe opportunities and risks of entrepreneurship.

3 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 KEY TERMS ●Entrepreneur- the individual that is a risk taker and innovator. ●Entrepreneurship- the business that is creative and risky. ●Characteristics: Creative, confident, goal- oriented, motivated, hard-working ●Risks: Unproven idea, little management experience, long-hours with no guarantee of a profit

4 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 KEY TERMS ●Venture Capital- Money provided by large investors to finance new products and new businesses that have a good chance to be very profitable *Innovation- a brand new creation or invention *Improvements- a significant design change or addition on an existing product

5 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 Small Business- a business with less than 500 employees (typically just a few people) ●Not all business owners and managers are entrepreneurs. ●Entrepreneurs have unique skills and personal characteristics. ●3 CHARACTERISTICS OF A SMALL BUSINESS: The owner is usually the manager Usually only 1 or 2 locations Typically serves a small market

6 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 3 Reasons most small businesses fail ●Lack of money ●Lack of management experience ●Not keeping adequate records

7 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 Employment Growth by Business Size, 1990–2005

8 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 Checkpoint ●What are the sources of financing that entrepreneurs use for their new businesses? ●Personal savings ●Friends and family ●Venture capital ●Bank loans

9 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 9 KEY TERMS ●Small Business Administration (SBA)- a government agency that helps small business owners develop business plans and obtain financing

10 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 10 Common Types of Small Businesses as Percent of All Small Businesses

11 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 11 BUSINESS PLAN Business Plan- a written description of the business idea and how it will be carried out. 5 ELEMENTS 1)Description of the business & goals 2)Customer Analysis- knowing your customer 3)Operations Plan- organizing the business 4)Marketing Plan- marketing & advertising 5)Financial Plan- Creating a Budget: start up, short term & long term

12 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 12 Checkpoint ●What are the “strategic alternatives” in a business plan? ●Strategic alternatives are alternative plans for production, staffing, financing, and so on. ●Even the best business plan cannot predict every possible circumstance. ●An alternate plan allows a business to be prepared for the unforeseeable.

13 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 13 FINANCING THE SMALL BUSINESS ●Types of financing ●Start-up financing- the money and details of getting the business started: inventory, supplies ●Short-term financing- the money needed for the first year of expenses ●Long-term financing- a 3-5 year plan of success for the business, identify long term financial needs.

14 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 SLIDE 14 Checkpoint ●In addition to owner-supplied capital, what are several other sources of financing for a small business? ●Borrowed money may come from banks, finance companies, or other individuals, such as friends and family. ●Some suppliers may also be willing to extend credit.

15 © 2012 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. Principles of Business, 8e C H A P T E R 6 Entrepreneur- ONLINE RESEARCH ●WHO INSPIRES YOU? ●WHAT IDEAS INSPIRE YOU?


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