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Small Business Management

Small Business Management
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Seventh Edition

December 2018 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Timothy S. Hatten’s Small Business Management: Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage, Seventh Edition equips students with the tools they need to navigate the important financial, legal, marketing, managerial, and operational decisions to help them create and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage in small business. Strong emphasis is placed on application with Experiential Learning Activities and application of technology and social media throughout. New cases, real-world examples, and illuminating features spotlight the diverse, innovative contributions of small business owners to the economy. Whether your students dream of launching a new venture, purchasing a franchise, managing a lifestyle business, or joining the family company, they will learn important best practices for competing in the modern business world.

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Chapter 1: Small Business: An Overview
Concept Module 1.1: What Is Small Business?

Concept Module 1.2: Small Businesses in the U.S. Economy

Concept Module 1.3: Workforce Diversity and Small Business Ownership

Concept Module 1.4: Secrets of Small Business Success

Concept Module 1.5: Understanding the Risks of Small Business Ownership

Chapter Review

Chapter 2: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
Concept Module 2.1: The Entrepreneur–Manager Relationship

Concept Module 2.2: A Model of the Start-Up Process

Concept Module 2.3: Your Decision for Self-Employment

Concept Module 2.4: Creativity and Innovation in Small Business

Chapter Review

Chapter 3: Social Entrepreneurs, Ethics, and Strategic Planning
Concept Module 3.1: Relationship Between Social Responsibility, Ethics, and Strategic Planning

Concept Module 3.2: Social Entrepreneurship

Concept Module 3.3: Ethics and Business Strategy

Concept Module 3.4: Strategic Planning

Chapter Review

Chapter 4: The Business Plan
Concept Module 4.1: Every Business Needs a Plan

Concept Module 4.2: Business Models and Feasibility Analysis

Concept Module 4.3: Business Plan Contents

Concept Module 4.4: Review Process

Concept Module 4.5: The Pitch

Chapter Review

Chapter 5: Franchising
Concept Module 5.1: About Franchising

Concept Module 5.2: Why Open a Franchise?

Concept Module 5.3: Selecting a Franchise

Chapter Review

Chapter 6: Taking Over an Existing Business
Concept Module 6.1: Business-Buyout Alternative

Concept Module 6.2: How Do You Find a Business for Sale?

Concept Module 6.3: What Do You Look for in a Business?

Concept Module 6.4: What Are You Buying?

Concept Module 6.5: How Much Should You Pay?

Concept Module 6.6: Buying the Business

Concept Module 6.7: Taking Over a Family Business

Chapter Review

Chapter 7: Starting a New Business
Concept Module 7.1: About Start-Ups

Concept Module 7.2: Types of New Businesses

Concept Module 7.3: Evaluating Potential Start-Ups

Concept Module 7.4: Getting Started

Chapter Review

Chapter 8: Accounting Records and Financial Statements
Concept Module 8.1: Small Business Accounting

Concept Module 8.2: Small Business Accounting Basics

Concept Module 8.3: Analyzing Financial Statements

Concept Module 8.4: Managing Cash Flow

Chapter Review

Chapter 9: Small Business Finance
Concept Module 9.1: Funding for Small Business

Concept Module 9.2: Basic Financial Vocabulary

Concept Module 9.3: How Can You Find Capital?

Chapter Review

Chapter 10: The Legal Environment
Concept Module 10.1: Small Business and the Law

Concept Module 10.2: Bankruptcy Laws

Concept Module 10.3: Contract Law for Small Businesses

Concept Module 10.4: Laws to Protect Intellectual Property

Concept Module 10.5: Forms of Business Organization

Chapter Review

Chapter 11: Small Business Marketing: Strategy and Research
Concept Module 11.1: Small Business Marketing

Concept Module 11.2: Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

Concept Module 11.3: Market Research

Chapter Review

Chapter 12: Small Business Marketing: Location
Concept Module 12.1: Small Business Distribution

Concept Module 12.2: Location for the Long Run

Concept Module 12.3: Site Selection

Concept Module 12.4: Location Types

Concept Module 12.5: Layout and Design

Concept Module 12.6: Lease, Buy, or Build?

Chapter Review

Chapter 13: Small Business Marketing: Price and Promotion
Concept Module 13.1: The Economics of Pricing

Concept Module 13.2: Breakeven Analysis

Concept Module 13.3: Price-Setting Techniques

Concept Module 13.4: Getting Paid

Concept Module 13.5: Promotion

Chapter Review

Chapter 14: Professional Small Business Management
Concept Module 14.1: Managing Small Business

Concept Module 14.2: Small Business Growth

Concept Module 14.3: Leadership in Action

Concept Module 14.4: Special Management Concerns: Time and Stress Management

Chapter Review

Chapter 15: Human Resource Management
Concept Module 15.1: Hiring the Right Employees

Concept Module 15.2: Employee Recruitment

Concept Module 15.3: Selecting Employees

Concept Module 15.4: Placing and Training Employees

Concept Module 15.5: Compensating Employees

Concept Module 15.6: When Problems Arise: Employee Discipline and Termination

Chapter Review

Chapter 16: Operations Management
Concept Module 16.1: Elements of Operating Management

Concept Module 16.2: Operations Management

Concept Module 16.3: What about Scheduling Operations?

Concept Module 16.4: Quality-Centered Management

Concept Module 16.5: Purchasing for Small Business

Concept Module 16.6: Managing Inventory

Chapter Review



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