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Clearing the Hurdles Women Building High-Growth Businesses

ISBN-10: 0137141157

ISBN-13: 9780137141159

Edition: 2004

Authors: Candida G. Brush, Nancy M. Carter, Elizabeth Gatewood, Patricia G. Greene, Myra M. Hart

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 5/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Preface
Women Becoming Entrepreneurs
No Glass Ceilings Here
An Entrepreneurial Venture Begins
Venture Growth Is a Choice
Women-Led Ventures
Slow to Grow
Are There Changes in the Offing?
Private Equity-The Last Big Hurdle
The Hurdle Analogy
The Plan for This Book
Notes
Women Entrepreneurs: Pathways and Challenges
The Entrepreneur
Strategic Choices
Resources
Hurdles to Overcome
Higher Hurdles for Women
Why Are the Hurdles Higher?
Winning the Race for Success
Notes
Funding Sources for Businesses on the "Grow"
Money and the Start-Up Process
Growth Capital versus Start-Up Funds
Bootstrap Financing
Sources of Equity Capital
Angel Investing
Government-Supported Investments
Venture Capital
Notes
Motives, Aspirations, and Commitment
The Entrepreneurial Choice
Motives for Entrepreneurship
Women's Aspirations Contrast with Entrepreneurial Reality
Family Role Expectations
Women's Self-Expression Leads to Perceptions
Truths and Realities
Moving Beyond the Expectations
Summary
Notes
Women and Human Capital
What Do Resource Providers Look For?
Assumptions about Women Entrepreneurs
Sorting Fact from Fiction
Overcoming the Hurdle
Enhancing Your Human Capital
Summary
Notes
Financial Knowledge and Business Savvy
Challenges Built into the System
Do Women Underinvest in Their Businesses?
Do Women Have the Requisite Financial Knowledge, Skills, and Experience?
Separating the High Potential, High Performers from the Rest
The Springboard Survey: A Study of Women Entrepreneurs Leading High-Potential Enterprises
What Can Women Do to Clear the Financing Hurdles?
Notes
Growth Orientation and Strategies
Are Women-Owned Firms Smaller?
Why Are Women-Owned Firms Smaller?
Why Are Women-Led Ventures Perceived Differently?
The New Generation of Women Entrepreneurs
Strategies for Growth
Overcoming High Hurdles
Summary
Notes
Building Useful Networks and Cashing in on Social Capital
Are Women Unplugged from the Right Networks?
Formal Networks
Informal Networks
Benefits of Networks
Network Boundaries and Barriers
The Case for Homogeneous Networks
The Case for Heterogeneity
Social Capital-The Currency of Network Exchange
Reputation and Trust
Spending Social Capital within a Network
Some Networks Are Like Foreign Countries
Women Have Diverse Networks
Women Benefit from Strategic Sponsors
Creating Effective Networks
Notes
Women Building Management Teams
Perceptions about Women
Fact and Fiction about Women and Teams
Building a High-Potential Team
Challenges in Team Formation
Summary
Notes
Networking for Venture Capital
A Brief Histor