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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2014-05-14
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.


Written by award-winning experts, Steve Mariotti and Caroline Glackin, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management presents complex economic, financial and business concepts in a manner easily understood by a variety of students.


Based on a proven curriculum from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), it is organized to follow the life-cycle of an entrepreneurial venture–from concept through implementation to harvesting or replication. Filled with examples from a broad range of industries, it moves further into the entrepreneurial process–discussing the business plan and also the unique aspects of managing and growing entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses.


This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Help Students Apply Knowledge from the Text to the Real World: Cases give students the opportunity to solve real-world challenges. 
  • Present Special Insights on Presenting and Writing a Business Plan: Go beyond formulating a business plan to include critical topics of management, marketing and operations.
  • Guide Student’s Learning:  A proven curriculum builds on the expertise of the authors and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to teach the nuts and bolts of how to start and operate an entrepreneurial small business.

Author Biography

Steve Mariotti, founder of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), is considered one of today’s leading experts in education for at-risk youth.  In 1982, he changed career paths when he decided to leave the corporate sector and become a special education teacher in the New York City public school system.


Mariotti’s first assignment was in the East New York section of Brooklyn, and his last was in the Fort Apache section of the South Bronx. During his six-and-a-half years teaching, Mariotti discovered he could successfully motivate even his most challenging students by teaching them how to run a business. This experience inspired him to create a new kind of program--the first to bring entrepreneurial education to low-income youth.


In 1987, Mariotti founded The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Today, NFTE’s mission is to provide entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities around the world.  NFTE’s programs have a proven track record of success, and the network is widely viewed as the thought leader in the field. NFTE is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013, Mariotti traveled to Southeast Asia as a guest of the U.S. State Department on a mission to spread entrepreneurial education to youth from emerging economies in the region.


Mariotti was recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his work chronicling the lives of entrepreneurs worldwide for The Huffington Post and for a Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in entrepreneurial education. A lifelong advocate for low-income students, Mariotti is the recipient of numerous awards including:


    • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    • Bernard A. Goldhirsh Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award
    • National Director’s Entrepreneurship Award from the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Association of Education Publishers’ Golden Lamp Award
    • ACE/Currie Foundation Humanitarian Venture Award
    • America’s Top High School Business Teacher


In addition, Mariotti has been the subject of many national media profiles on such programs as ABC Evening News and 20/20.


He has authored and coauthored 34 books and workbooks on entrepreneurship, selling over 10 million worldwide and distributing many more copies for free to at-risk communities, including prisons.  His popular book The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Small Business has recently been published in a new edition by Random House and is used to teach entrepreneurship from the United States to China, India, and the Middle East.  Mariotti is a regular attendee and speaker at The World Economic Forum.


Raised in Flint, Michigan, Mariotti received his B.B.A in business economics and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has also studied at Harvard University, Stanford University, and Brooklyn College. He started his professional career as a treasury analyst for Ford Motor Company before founding his own company, Mason Import/Export Services.


Caroline Glackin, Ph.D., is a “pracademic” who has successfully worked as a microenterprise and small business owner and manager, as an executive director of a community development financial institution, and as an academic in areas of community development finance, entrepreneurship, and management. She is Entrepreneurship Faculty at the University of North Carolina - Fayetteville State University. She has been assisting entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams for over 30 years.


Glackin earned a doctorate from the University of Delaware, where her research emphasis was on microfinance. She received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College. Her professional career began with the DuPont Company, American Bell, Bell Atlantic, and American Management Systems. She has consulted for businesses and not-for-profit agencies in turnaround and high-growth situations. After exiting a family business, she became the executive director of a community development financial institution serving businesses and not-for-profits.


Dr. Glackin has succeeded in leading change in the practical fields of her research and has received numerous honors and awards. These include the first Gloeckner Business Plan Award at The Wharton School, the Minority Business Advocate of the Year for Delaware from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the She Knows Where She’s Going Award from Girls Inc. Dr. Glackin cochaired the Delaware Governor’s Task Force for Financial Independence. She has participated in the Cornell University Emerging Markets Think Tank Series and has presented her research and pedagogy at numerous professional conferences.


Table of Contents

UNIT 1 Entrepreneurial Pathways
Chapter 1 Entrepreneurs Recognize Opportunities
Chapter 2 Franchising
Chapter 3 Finding Opportunity in an Existing Business
Chapter 4 The Business Plan: Road Map to Success
Honest Tea Business Plan
Unit 1 Case Study: Spanx
UNIT 2 Who Are Your Customers?
Chapter 5 Creating Business from Opportunity
Chapter 6 Exploring Your Market
Unit 2 Case Study: Kitchen Arts & Letters, Inc.
UNIT 3 Integrated Marketing
Chapter 7 Developing the Right Marketing Mix and Plan
Chapter 8 Pricing and Credit Strategies
Chapter 9 Integrated Marketing Communications
Chapter 10 Marketing Globally
Chapter 11 Smart Selling and Effective Customer Service
Unit 3 Case Study: Empact
UNIT 4 Show Me the Money: Finding, Securing, and Managing It
Chapter 12 Understanding and Managing Start-Up, Fixed, and Variable Costs
Chapter 13 Using Financial Statements to Guide a Business
Chapter 14 Cash Flow and Taxes
Chapter 15 Financing Strategy: Debt, Equity, or Both?
Unit 4 Case Study: Lee’s Ice Cream
UNIT 5 Operating a Small Business Effectively
Chapter 16 Addressing Legal Issues and Managing Risk
Chapter 17 Operating for Success
Chapter 18 Location, Facilities, and Layout
Chapter 19 Human Resources and Management
Unit 5 Case Study: ONLC
UNIT 6 Leadership, Ethics, and Exits
Chapter 20 Leadership and Ethical Practices
Chapter 21 Franchising, Licensing, and Harvesting: Cashing in Your Brand
Unit 6 Case Study: Honest Tea

Appendix 1 Sample Student Business Plan: University Parent, Inc.
Appendix 2 BizBuilder Business Plan
Appendix 3 Resources for Entrepreneurs
Appendix 4 Useful Formulas and Equations


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