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CREATING A NEW BUSINESS

Entrp 1. Lecture1

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My back ground

Research interest revolves around entrepreneurial activities surrounding sourcing and commercialization of radical innovations, especially in the IT and Hi-tech sectors.

Worked as a consultant with Frost & Sullivan and Access Markets International (AMI)-Partners. Clients include IBM, SAP, HP-Compaq, Intel, AMD, Cisco Systems and so forth.

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Some Lessons Learned

It is necessary to continuously challenge your comfort zones with an idea, or concept.

“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” M.K. Gandhi

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

Albert Einstein

Organizations need to run very fast to remain in their positions.

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Define the term entrepreneur and distinguish among entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and managers.

Identify the different types of entrepreneurs.

Explain why people choose to become entrepreneurs.

Discuss factors that support and expand opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Identify personality traits that typically characterize successful entrepreneurs.

Summarize the process of starting a new venture.

Explain how organizations promote intrapreneurship.

Learning

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• An entrepreneur is a person who seeks a profitable opportunity and takes the necessary risks to set up and operate a business.

• Differ from many small-business owners in their strong desire to make their business grow.

• Differ from managers through their overriding responsibility to use the resources of the organization to accomplish their goals.

• Willing to take risks.

What is

Entrepreneurship?

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Entrepreneurship is the practice of starting new organizations or revitalizing mature organizations, particularly new businesses generally in response to identified opportunities.

Entrepreneurship is often a difficult undertaking, as a vast majority of new businesses fail.

Entrepreneurial activities are substantially different depending on the type of organization that is being started. Entrepreneurship ranges in scale from solo projects (even involving the entrepreneur only part-time) to major undertakings creating many job opportunities.

What is

Entrepreneurship?

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Categories of

Entrepreneurs

Classic Entrepreneurs

Serial Entrepreneurs

Social Entrepreneurs

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Great Leaders

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Need For Sustained, Successful Innovation, and Subsequent Commercialization

• Environment demands it

• “Commercialization” is key

• Applies to every firm• CEO as entrepreneur• Commercialization is

the means by which an innovation is seen by its users.

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Does the MBA Kill Innovation?

• Yes.

• “For many years, business programs have produced master of business administration graduates with keen analytical skills, eager to be mid-level managers who were ready to sharpen their pencils to find the weaknesses that would ultimately kill ideas.”

• Most Entrepreneurs and Leaders are not MBAs.

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Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

• Courage• Action Oriented• Leadership• Positive Attitude• Optimistic• Enthusiastic• Passionate• Confident• Innovative• Creative• Opportunistic• Visionary• Architect and Builder• High Need for Achievement

• Not Afraid of Failure• Determined and Persistent• Promoter• Flexible and Adaptable• Pioneer• Agent of Change• Tolerant of Risk• Tolerant of Ambiguity• Pragmatic• Independent• Not Willing to Work for Others• Clever• Resourceful

Note: One person may have all the skills, that is why it is important to find someone who can complement your skills, while sharing your values and vision.

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• More than 11% of Americans run their own business.

• In an average month, Americans start approximately 465,000 new businesses.

• The past two decades have shown a heightened interest in entrepreneurial careers.

• People choose entrepreneurship for many reasons

– Dissatisfaction with traditional work

– Their ideas fulfill customer needs

Entrepreneurship

as a Career

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Why People

Become

Entrepreneurs

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Being your Own Boss Self-management is the motivation that drives

many entrepreneurs.Financial Success

Entrepreneurs are wealth creators. Job Security

Over the past ten years, large companies have eliminated more jobs than they have created.

Quality of Life Starting a business gives the founder some

choice over when, where, and how to work.

Why

Entrepreneurship?

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The Environment

for

Entrepreneurship

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Globalization

The rapid globalization of business has created many opportunities for entrepreneurs

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Education• One hundred U.S. colleges and universities offer entrepreneurship

majors.

• Universities are helping students launch businesses.

• Many programs teach entrepreneurship to young people.

Information Technology• Technology has given entrepreneurs tools that help them compete.

• Entrepreneurs have used information technology to revolutionize industries.

Demographic and Economic Trends• Aging of U.S. population.

• Emergence of Hispanics as nation’s largest ethnic group.

• Growth of two-income families.

Education/IT/

Demographic &

Economic Trends

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Characteristics of

Entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurial

Characteristics

Vision - entrepreneurs begin with an overall idea for how to make their business idea a success

High Energy Level - a willingness to work hard Need to Achieve - entrepreneurs work hard because they

want to excel Self-Confidence - fearlessness in the face of difficult odds Tolerance for Failure - entrepreneurs are not easily

discouraged Creativity - entrepreneurs devise innovative ways to overcome

difficult problems and situations Tolerance for Ambiguity - entrepreneurs take in stride

uncertainties. Internal Locus of Control - entrepreneurs believe they can

control their own fate

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Entrepreneurial

Quiz

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Starting A

New Venture

Selecting a Business Idea

Find something you love to do and are good at doing

Can your idea satisfy a need in the marketplace?

Entrepreneurs must be sure that the idea they choose has interest in the marketplace

Business Plan

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Creating a

Business Plan

• 58% of the most recent Inc. CEOs did not create a formal written plan.

• But business plans do help entrepreneurs prepare enough resources and stay focused on key objectives.

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Finding Financing

Debt Financing Credit Cards Family and Friends Bank Loans (SBA backed)

Equity Financing Venture Capitalists Angel Investors

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Business Incubators is a key way government supports new ventures Clean Energy Incubator (CEI)

Enterprise Zones Encourage entrepreneurship in specific geographic

areas

Government Legislation The Immigration Act of 1990

Government

Support for New

Ventures

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Intrapreneurship

Promoting innovation within organizational structures

An idea to promote creativityCompanies promote in a variety of ways