The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook

The Harvard Business Review Entrepreneur’s Handbook

Harvard Business | English | 2018 | ISBN-10: 1633693686 | 304 Pages | PDF | 1.75 MB

by Harvard Business Review (Author)

The one primer you need to develop your entrepreneurial skills.

Whether you’re imagining your new business to be the next big thing in Silicon Valley, a pivotal B2B provider, or an anchor in your local community, the HBR Entrepreneur’s Handbook is your essential resource for getting your company off the ground.

Starting an independent new business is rife with both opportunity and risk. And as an entrepreneur, you’re the one in charge: your actions can make or break your business. You need to know the tried-and-true fundamentals-from writing a business plan to getting your first loan. You also need to know the latest thinking on how to create an irresistible pitch deck, mitigate risk through experimentation, and develop unique opportunities through business model innovation.

The HBR Entrepreneur’s Handbook addresses these challenges and more with practical advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review’s archive. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your startup’s life-and increase your business’s odds for success.

In the HBR Entrepreneur’s Handbook you’ll find:

Step-by-step guidance through the entrepreneurial process
Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on entrepreneurship from Harvard Business Review contributors such as Marc Andreessen and Reid Hoffman
Time-honed best practices
Stories of real companies, from Airbnb to eBay
You’ll learn:

Which skills and characteristics make for the best entrepreneurs
How to gauge potential opportunities
The basics of business models and competitive strategy
How to test your assumptions-before you build a whole business
How to select the right legal structure for your company
How to navigate funding options, from venture capital and angel investors to accelerators and crowdfunding
How to develop sales and marketing programs for your venture
What entrepreneurial leaders must do to build culture and set direction as the business keeps growing