Entrepreneurial Finance, Fourth Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 4th Edition

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Get your business up and running—and keep it thriving—with the latest edition of the classic entrepreneurial resource

For over 20 years, Steven Rogers’s Entrepreneurial Finance has been the definitive guide to setting up and managing the financial aspects of any small- to medium-sized business. But how can today’s entrepreneurs learn to thrive in the most difficult economy in generations? In this long-awaited fourth edition, Rogers updates his classic content for the 21st century, revising every chart, graph, and case study to reflect the modern entrepreneurial landscape.

Inside, you’ll find the most up-to-date information on writing a growth business plan, compiling and understanding financial statements, making a company profitable, valuing a company, cash flow management, debt and equity financing, and much more. The book is also packed with brand-new content on such current topics as:

• Entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship models
• Raising venture capital in private markets
• Crowdfunding vs. crowdsourcing
• Financing for minorities and women
• Taking a job with an entrepreneurial firm

Along with real-world case studies and detailed analysis, all-new classroom materials for MBA students, and a streamlined approach that makes the material more accessible than ever, Rogers’s updated content demystifies the ever-changing world of entrepreneurial finance and guides you, step by step, through the process of maintaining steady profitability and business longevity.

Whatever business you run or plan to launch, this essential guide provides the tools you need to build a sturdy foundation that will support it for many years to come.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. 1 FAQs on Entrepreneurship Television Shows
  9. 2 The Entrepreneurial Spectrum
    1. Introduction
    2. The Entrepreneur
    3. The Entrepreneurial Spectrum
    4. Stages of Entrepreneurship
    5. Entrepreneurial Finance
  10. 3 Financial Statements
    1. Introduction
    2. The Income Statement
    3. The Balance Sheet
    4. The Statement of Cash Flows
    5. Development of Pro Formas
    6. Checklist of Financial Information
  11. 4 Financial Statement Analysis
    1. Introduction
    2. Proactive Analysis
    3. Income Statement Analysis
    4. Ratio Analysis
    5. Breakeven Analysis
    6. Case Study—Turner Company
    7. Gross Margins
    8. Net Margins
    9. Other Issues to Consider
  12. 5 Cash Flow Management
    1. Introduction
    2. Types of Cash Flow
    3. Cash Flow Forecasts
    4. Cash Flow Management
    5. Accounts Receivable
    6. Accounts Payable
    7. The Cash Gap
    8. Working Capital
    9. Finding Cash
  13. 6 Valuation
    1. Introduction
    2. Valuing the Turner Company
    3. Premoney and Postmoney Valuations
    4. Why Value Your Company?
    5. Key Factors Influencing Valuation
    6. Valuation Methods
    7. Valuing Technology-Related Companies
  14. 7 Raising Capital
    1. Introduction
    2. Value-Added Investors
    3. Sources of Capital
  15. 8 Debt Financing
    1. Introduction
    2. Pros and Cons of Debt Financing
    3. Cost of Debt Capital
    4. Sources of Debt Financing
    5. Creative Ways to Structure Long-Term Debt
    6. Long-Term Debt Rules to Live By
    7. Debt Financing for Working Capital
  16. 9 Equity Financing
    1. Introduction
    2. Pros and Cons of Equity Financing
    3. Sources of Equity Capital
    4. Private Placements
    5. Corporate Venture Capital
    6. International Private Equity
    7. Advice for Raising Private Equity
    8. Small-Business Investment Companies
    9. Initial Public Offerings
    10. Direct Public Offerings
    11. The Financing Spectrum
  17. 10 Financing for Minorities and Women
    1. Introduction
    2. Minorities—Debt Financing
    3. Minorities—Equity Financing
    4. Women—Debt Financing
    5. Women—Equity Financing
  18. 11 Taking a Job with an Entrepreneurial Firm
    1. Introduction
    2. Case Study: Considering a Job Offer from an Early-Stage Company
    3. Case Study Analysis
  19. 12 Intrapreneurship
    1. Introduction
    2. The Intrapreneurship Spectrum
    3. Intrapreneurship Models
    4. Traits of the High-Growth Intrapreneur
    5. Acts of Intrapreneurship
    6. Signs of Intrapreneurial Success
    7. Standard Operating Procedures
    8. Intrapreneurship Blunder
  20. 13 Crowdfunding
    1. Introduction
    2. Crowdfunding with Pledges
    3. Crowdfunding Campaigns
    4. Crowdfund Investing Through the Jobs Act
    5. Alternative Crowdfund Investing Approaches
    6. A Note on Crowdfunding Versus Crowdsourcing
  21. 14 FAQs on Entrepreneurship Television Shows—with Answers
  22. Conclusion
  23. Notes
  24. Index
  25. About the Author

Product information

  • Title: Entrepreneurial Finance, Fourth Edition: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur, 4th Edition
  • Author(s): Steven Rogers
  • Release date: May 2020
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9781260461459