A practical approach for entrepreneurs and investors Entrepreneurial Finance provides readers with the fundamental knowledge to finance, start, grow, and value new ventures, without the complex finance terms and calculations. This comprehensive yet practical approach incorporates a global perspective that appeals to entrepreneurs, investors, and students with diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and experience. From Facebook to Camera+, Gary Gibbons, Robert D. Hisrich, and Carlos M. DaSilva use real-world examples and their professional experiences to bring concepts to life. This text is one of the most readable books in the market without compromising high quality content and resources.

Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

Business planning for entrepreneurs

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the purpose of a business plan
  • To understand the elements of a business plan
  • To know the process of building a business plan
  • To know how to develop the necessary financial information and statements

Case: TerraPower, Inc.

Bill Gates, Nathan Myhrvold (the former chief technology officer of Microsoft), and Lowell Wood (a renowned astrophysicist) were brainstorming about new ideas at an intellectual property incubator and licensor, Intellectual Ventures. The three knew that they needed to come up with an idea that would have significant potential by solving a large problem in the future and then developing a strategic plan and eventually a business plan to get there. While looking into the general area of energy, they focused ...

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