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Small businesses & self-employed

See below for a selection of the latest books from Small businesses & self-employed category. Presented with a red border are the Small businesses & self-employed books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Small businesses & self-employed books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Workbook for Small Business Management Theory and Practice

Workbook for Small Business Management Theory and Practice

Author: Timothy William Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/09/2019

This workbook accompanies the textbook Small Business Management: Theory and Practice. The textbook familiarises students with the theory and practice of small business management and challenges assumptions that may be held about the way small business management can or should adopt the management practices of larger firms. For students interested in establishing and managing their own small firm, this book helps them to focus their thinking on the realities of life as a small business owner-manager - both its challenges and its rewards. For postgraduate students that are keen to `make a difference', this text enables them to understand how they might consult to small firms and assist owner-managers to establish and grow their ventures. In addition to students, this book is also useful to small business owner-managers as a general guide on how they might better manage their operations. Managers in large corporations and financial institutions who deal with small businesses as clients or suppliers, and professionals such as accountants, lawyers and consultants who provide advice and other services to small businesses will also find the book of interest.

SORTED! Essential systems for small businesses

SORTED! Essential systems for small businesses

Author: Alice Jennings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Innovative Activity in Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Evidence from the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research Program

Innovative Activity in Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Business Evidence from the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research Program

Author: Albert N. Link, Laura T. R. Morrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2019

This volume examines the involvement of minority- or women-owned businesses in technology-based research, with particular focus on the differences in research outcomes in achieving commercialization. Specifically, the authors empirically investigate the correlation between technologies from projects funded through the Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the minority or gender demographics of the owners of the businesses conducting the research. This study offers an opportunity to not only examine public-sector agencies' investments in research, but also to investigate if there are race and/or gender gaps in such business' participation in innovative activities. It also provides a means to understand innovation by minorities and women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Investments in fundamental science and technology research and investments in human capital through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education are important building blocks of innovation. Two methods of fueling innovation are to 1) accelerate the commercialization of federally funded research and 2) ensure opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Despite this understanding, there is still a disparity in the rates of educated men and women in STEM fields participating in entrepreneurship. Moreover, the link between underrepresentation of minorities and women across STEM fields correlates with entrepreneurial entry and performance. This book expands on these findings and estimates the probability that (1) a funded research project reaches completion, (2) the developed technology is commercialized, and finally (3) the commercialized technology is successful in the marketplace (i.e., the business gained revenue and market share from the technology).

Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business (3rd Edition) Ensuring Success from One Generation to the Next

Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business (3rd Edition) Ensuring Success from One Generation to the Next

Author: Henry Hutcheson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

If approximately 70 percent of all businesses are family businesses, and two out of three don't survive to the next generation, what can you do to make sure your business will survive and thrive? Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business comes clean with much-needed info on nitty-gritty issues, such as entitlement, letting employees (even family members) go when they just aren't working out, compensation, including your kids in the business (when to bring them in, help them move up, and prep them to take over), shareholder agreements, selecting the next leader, deciding whether to keep the business or sell it, exit strategies for outgoing leaders, money matters, succession planning, communication, conflict resolution, establishing an effective board, and transitioning to the next generation. Readers can apply the numerous ideas and tips in this engaging guide to address any family business situation. Written for current and next-generation owners and utilizing multiple, firsthand stories of family business dos and don'ts, Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business gives you the top success strategies that you can use to build a better functioning family business. Acknowledging that every family is unique and a cookie-cutter approach is not the answer, experienced family business consultant Henry Hutcheson presents a deeper look at the underlying mechanics of what makes a family business work.

Small Giants--10th-anniversary

Small Giants--10th-anniversary

Author: Bo Burlingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Changing Gears How to Take Your Kiwi Business from the Kitchen Table to the Board Room

Changing Gears How to Take Your Kiwi Business from the Kitchen Table to the Board Room

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2019

Changing Gears is the essential guide to growing your Kiwi business. Rooted in the success stories of real New Zealand companies, the book explains in plain language the key business principles that will enable you to drive growth, profitability and market penetration. Easy to read and illustrated throughout with diagrams and exercises, Changing Gears encourages readers to apply the insights to their own enterprises. Changing Gears gives Kiwi business owners and managers answers to their most critical questions: How do you identify business models and financial drivers? How do you become a leader who can see the future for your business? How do you build a team, share information, and delegate effectively so that you are not waking up at 3am? How do you develop resilience so that you can get things done without burning out? And how do you weigh options for the future of the business and pursue growth opportunities to scale up your company? This book celebrates the vision, determination, and tenacity of New Zealand's owner-managers and gives them the tools to do their business better. From start-up entrepreneurs to established family businesses, from farms to factories, Changing Gears provides New Zealand owner-managers with the keys to growth. Drawing on their own business careers, international research and experience coaching owner-managers in the successful ICEHOUSE programme, the authors have developed this essential guide to leading and growing a business in New Zealand.

Understanding Residential Child Care

Understanding Residential Child Care

Author: Nick Frost, Sue Mills Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

First published in 1999, the overall aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive critical guide to the theory and practice of residential care. This is achieved by analysing the history and development of residential child care, examining the current legislative framework and analysing research. The volume has been written against the background of a crisis of confidence in residential child care. The system is often seen as facing perpetual problems of abuse, lack of control and crime. This book seeks to both understand and respond to this challenging situation. Understanding Residential Child Care commences by providing historical and theoretical perspectives. Having provided this analysis the authors move on to examine the empowerment of young people, the framework provided by the Children Act, the role of the manager, the importance of supporting and supervising staff, abuse in care and the experience of leaving care. The book concludes with a chapter suggesting a way forward for residential child care. The core concept explored and applied throughout the book is that of empowerment. It is suggested that this concept can act as an organising framework for re-casting residential child care in a positive manner, so that a quality environment can be provided which can effectively protect and promote the best interests of the child.

Small Business in Indonesia

Small Business in Indonesia

Author: Peter van Diermen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/06/2019

First published in 1997, this volume examines why small-scale enterprises have performed so well in Indonesia, given that the country's labour force is expected to expand and urbanise rapidly between 1995 and 2025. It also considers what future contribution small-scale enterprises could make. Peter van Diermen explores the industrial organisation of family businesses, local development in a global context and family businesses in Jakarta in considering the unexpected success of small-scale enterprises and the future contributions they could make.

The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm How the firm and the entrepreneur change during the life cycle of the firm, or how they should change

The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm How the firm and the entrepreneur change during the life cycle of the firm, or how they should change

Author: Professor Enno Masurel Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Entrepreneurial dilemmas play an important, though heavily underexposed, role in the life cycle of the small firm. This book defines the entrepreneurial dilemma as a situation where entrepreneurs have to choose between multiple future courses of action concerning their firm, without sufficient information to make that choice. The Entrepreneurial Dilemma in the Life Cycle of the Small Firm enables lecturers, researchers and practitioners in the fields of entrepreneurship, small business development and business administration to understand these entrepreneurial dilemmas and ways to resolve them. This book presents an in-depth analysis of the modern theories in the field of entrepreneurship, including innovation, sustainable entrepreneurship, characteristics of small businesses, the life cycle of the firm, entrepreneurial behavior and small business finance. Enno Masurel provides a clear overview of the opportunities that teaching entrepreneurship in a higher education context offers, and embodies this teaching within ten universal cases that will help readers to further understand the the dilemmas faced by entrepreneurial activity in the development of small firms.

The Retail Start-Up Book Successfully Plan, Launch and Grow a Business

The Retail Start-Up Book Successfully Plan, Launch and Grow a Business

Author: Rowland Gee, Danny Sloan, Graham Symes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2019

The retail market in the UK is worth more than GBP400 billion annually and employs over 3 million workers, while in the US 29 million people create over USD $4 trillion of revenue through the industry. Despite the challenge to establish stores and big-box retailers, there's a rapid increase in the number of retail start-ups and consistent growth in the independent sector. From beard shops and barbers, through cafes and coffee shops, to 'retailment' concept stores and boutique consumer-focused experiences, the specialist retail sector is booming. The Retail Start-Up Book provides clear guidance and advice on how to develop a winning retail strategy that seamlessly merges online and offline tactics. Introducing the science of shopping and how to understand customer behaviours and needs, it explores the essential steps of developing a business plan, marketing and promoting a business and advising on buying and visual merchandising. Building on years of retail experience nationally and internationally, in large groups and with independent retailers, The Retail Start-Up Book meticulously provide invaluable practical insights to help new retailers hit the floor running, or more established organizations grow their business and nurture their profits.

The Retail Start-Up Book Successfully Plan, Launch and Grow a Business

The Retail Start-Up Book Successfully Plan, Launch and Grow a Business

Author: Rowland Gee, Danny Sloan, Graham Symes Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2019

The retail market in the UK is worth more than GBP400 billion annually and employs over 3 million workers, while in the US 29 million people create over USD $4 trillion of revenue through the industry. Despite the challenge to establish stores and big-box retailers, there's a rapid increase in the number of retail start-ups and consistent growth in the independent sector. From beard shops and barbers, through cafes and coffee shops, to 'retailment' concept stores and boutique consumer-focused experiences, the specialist retail sector is booming. The Retail Start-Up Book provides clear guidance and advice on how to develop a winning retail strategy that seamlessly merges online and offline tactics. Introducing the science of shopping and how to understand customer behaviours and needs, it explores the essential steps of developing a business plan, marketing and promoting a business and advising on buying and visual merchandising. Building on years of retail experience nationally and internationally, in large groups and with independent retailers, The Retail Start-Up Book meticulously provide invaluable practical insights to help new retailers hit the floor running, or more established organizations grow their business and nurture their profits.

Just Wish I Had Known A Guide to Opening a Dental Practice

Just Wish I Had Known A Guide to Opening a Dental Practice

Author: Joy N McDaniel DMD Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2019