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Entrepreneurial Financial Management An Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 0765622920
ISBN-13: 9780765622921
Edition: 2nd 2010 (Revised)
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Description: This book presents an applied, realistic view of entrepreneurial finance for today's changing business environment. It provides an integrated set of concepts and applications, drawing from entrepreneurship, finance and accounting. It then applies  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This book presents an applied, realistic view of entrepreneurial finance for today's changing business environment. It provides an integrated set of concepts and applications, drawing from entrepreneurship, finance and accounting. It then applies these concepts to the life cycle of a new business venture.

Preface
Introduction
Importance of Knowing the Numbers
Measuring Success
What Is Entrepreneurial Financial Management?
What Makes Entrepreneurial Finance Similar to Traditional Finance?
What Makes Entrepreneurial Finance Different from Traditional Finance?
Lack of Historical Data and Liquidity Complicate the Practice of Finance in Early Stage Firms
Using Stakeholder Analysis to Guide Ethical Decision Making
Summary
Building a Financial Forecast
Setting Financial Goals
Wealth vs. Income
Integrating Non-Financial Goals
Importance of Self-Assessment
The Self-Assessment Process
The Business Plan
Summary
Individual Entrepreneurial Self-Assessment
Partnership/Shareholder Assessment
Understanding Financial Statements
The Accounting Equation
An Example
Basic Financial Statements
Limitations of Business Financial Statements
Summary
Revenue Forecasting
Common Forecasting Mistakes
The Link Between the Marketing Plan and Revenue Forecasts
Creating Scenarios
The Link Between the Revenue Forecast and the Cash Flow Forecast
The Impact of Business Type on Revenues
Quantitative Forecasting Techniques
Importance of Revenue Forecasting
Summary
Expense Forecasting
Defining Costs
Cost Behavior
Breakeven Analysis
Expense Forecasting: The Impact of Business Type on Expenses
Reducing Expenses Through Bootstrapping
Summary
Integrated Financial Model
The Entrepreneur's Aspirations Reconsidered
Contribution Formal Income Statement
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Inventory of Assumptions
Social Ventures
Determining the Amount of Funds Needed
Using the Forecasting Template to Determine the Amount of Funds Needed
Time Out of Cash
Assessment of Risk Sensitivity
Integrating into Business Plan or Funding Document
Summary
Integrated Financial Statements Template Instructions
Managing the Financial Resources of a Venture
Monitoring Financial Performance
Tracking Assumptions
Establishing Milestones
Getting the Numbers Needed to Manage
Using Numbers to Manage
Working with Accountants
Summary
Day-to-Day Cash Flow Management and Forecasting
Why Is Cash Flow Different From Net Income?
How Is Cash Flow Measured?
Interpreting a Statement of Cash Flows
Statement of Cash Flows: Indirect Method
Investors and Creditors Use of the Cash Flow Statement
Effective Cash Management
The Emotional Side of Cash Flow Management
Summary
Sources of Financing
Financing over the Life of a Venture
Common Misconceptions about Entrepreneurial Financing
The Diverse Nature of Business Financing
Financing Smaller Businesses with Modest Growth Potential
Financing High Growth, High Potential Ventures
Summary
Start-up Financing from the Entrepreneur, Friends, and Family
Self-Financing
Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-Financing
Friends and Family Financing
Structure of Funds Invested
Summary
Bootstrapping
Why Bootstrap?
Bootstrapping Administrative Overhead
Bootstrapping Employee Expenses
Bootstrapping Operating Expenses
Bootstrap Marketing
The Ethics of Bootstrapping
Summary
External Sources of Funds: Equity
Angel Investors
Strategic Partners
Private Placement
SBIC
The Downside of Equity Financing
Working with Outside Investors
Summary
External Sources of Funds: Debt
Short-Term Debt
Long-Term Debt
Forms of Debt Overlooked by Entrepreneurs
Government Funding Through SBA
Working with Bankers
The Downside of Debt
Developing a Financing Plan
Summary
Financing the High Growth Business
What Venture Capitalists and Private Equity Funds Provide: The Four "Cs"
Integrating Profitability into the Business Plan
Stages of the Firm
Stages of Business Funding
The Dark Side of Venture Capital Financing
Initial Contact with a Venture Capitalist
Initial Public Offering (IPO)
The Process of the IPO
Summary
Planning for the Entrepreneur's Transition
Business Valuation
General Concepts that Guide the Determination of Value
Basic Information Required for a Valuation
Discounted Cash Flow
Market Comparison Techniques and Their Drawbacks
Summary of Market Comparison Approach
Exit Planning
Self-Assessment Revisited
The Ethical Side of the Entrepreneur's Transition
A Model of Exit Planning
Exit Options
The Process of Selling a Business
Post-Exit Issues
Summary
Index
About the Authors

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