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Small Business Management
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Small Business Management
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Eighth Edition


November 2023 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Small Business Management, Eighth Edition equips students with the tools to navigate important financial, legal, marketing, and managerial decisions when creating and growing a sustainable small business.

Author Timothy S. Hatten provides new cases, real-world examples, and illuminating features that 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.

 
PART I: The Challenge
 
Chapter 1: Small Business: An Overview
 
Chapter 2: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
 
PART II: Planning in Small Business
 
Chapter 3: Social Entrepreneurs, Ethics, and Strategic Planning
 
Chapter 4: The Business Plan
 
PART III: Early Decisions
 
Chapter 5: Franchising
 
Chapter 6: Taking Over an Existing Business
 
Chapter 7: Starting a New Business
 
PART IV: Financial and Legal Management
 
Chapter 8: Accounting Records and Financial Statements
 
Chapter 9: Small Business Finance
 
Chapter 10: The Legal Environment
 
PART V: Marketing the Product or Service
 
Chapter 11: Small Business Marketing: Strategy and Research
 
Chapter 12: Small Business Marketing: Location
 
Chapter 13: Small Business Marketing: Price and Promotion
 
PART VI: Managing Small Business
 
Chapter 14: Professional Small Business Management
 
Chapter 15: Human Resource Management
 
Chapter 16: Operations Management
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

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"Well-designed and effective to bring to the reader a clear 'means and methods' to evaluate whether or not small business as an entrepreneur is right for them."

Richard Hamlet
Tidewater Community College

"Thorough and engaging for students."

Mark L. Quinn
Xavier University of Louisiana

"Comprehensive and well-written."

Martin Luytjes
Florida International University

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