The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law

Author: Constance E. Bagley,Craig E. Dauchy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0538466464

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

View: 6973

The 4th Edition of THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW takes students through the various stages of starting a business--from start-up and growth to an initial public offering--while highlighting the legal preparations and pitfalls that go along with them. Start-ups experience legal issues unlike those of mature companies, and this text offers seventeen chapters of advice and strategies for recognizing and managing them. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate coursework, this newly updated edition presents traditional topics, such as the cyclical nature of business, international issues, contract law, and bankruptcy, as well as more current issues like clean energy, e-commerce, and the effects of the recent recession on entrepreneurship. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law

Author: Constance E. Bagley,Craig E. Dauchy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337515310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

View: 6717

Business Insider calls The ENTREPRENEUR’S GUIDE “perhaps the most useful business book you can ever read” and lists it among twenty-five must-read books for entrepreneurs. THE ENTREPRENEUR’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E examines stages of starting a business -- from start-up and growth to public offering, while highlighting legal preparations and pitfalls. Cutting-edge examples show how legally astute entrepreneurs can strategically increase realizable value, deploy resources, and manage risk. The book discusses leaving a job, hiring former coworkers, competing with a former employer, workplace legislation, product liability, and bankruptcy. You examine current issues including today’s workforce in the “gig” economy, “crowdsourcing” capital and social media, computer hacking and identity theft. Legal discussion integrates with core strategic concepts, such as Porter’s Five Forces, the resource-based view of the firm, the value proposition, activities in the value chain and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Law

Author: Constance E. Bagley,Craig E. Dauchy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285428498

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

View: 7106

Business Insider calls The ENTREPRENEUR’S GUIDE “perhaps the most useful business book you can ever read” and lists it among twenty-five must-read books for entrepreneurs. THE ENTREPRENEUR’S GUIDE TO BUSINESS LAW, 5E examines stages of starting a business -- from start-up and growth to public offering, while highlighting legal preparations and pitfalls. Cutting-edge examples show how legally astute entrepreneurs can strategically increase realizable value, deploy resources, and manage risk. The book discusses leaving a job, hiring former coworkers, competing with a former employer, workplace legislation, product liability, and bankruptcy. You examine current issues including today’s workforce in the “gig” economy, “crowdsourcing” capital and social media, computer hacking and identity theft. Legal discussion integrates with core strategic concepts, such as Porter’s Five Forces, the resource-based view of the firm, the value proposition, activities in the value chain and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Entrepreneurship Law

Cases and Materials

Author: Stephen F. Reed,Esther S. Barron

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454819022

Category: Law

Page: 1161

View: 6790

Modern cases highlight the legal principles involving parties and situations that are entrepreneurial in nature in this one-of-a kind text. Students are presented with solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law and come to understand their interrelatedness. A chronological approach, from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as the sale of the venture or an initial public offering. Hypotheticals based on the authors' vast experience as practicing attorneys focus on the very real issues entrepreneurs face. The authors teach at Northwestern Law, well-known for its entrepreneurship course, which is one of the longest-running in the U.S. Entrepreneurship Law: Cases and Materials is the only law school casebook of its kind. Features: modern cases highlight legal principles solid doctrine in the various disciplines covered in Entrepreneurship Law, emphasizing their interrelatedness chronological approach from the conception of the idea through all stages of the business, includes potential exit strategies such as sale of venture or initial public offering hypotheticals highlight actual issues entrepreneurs face informed by authors’ vast experience as practicing attorneys authors teach at Northwestern Law well-known entrepreneurship course one of the longest-running in the U.S. only law school casebook of its kind

Raising Capital

Get the Money You Need to Grow Your Business

Author: Andrew Sherman

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814417043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8176

Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every "next big thing." Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses-and expert fundraising-will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth. Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more, Raising Capital covers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today's credit-tightened markets. Whether one's business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider's guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.

Business Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager (3rd Edition)

Author: Frank J. Cavico,Bahaudin G. Mujtaba

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936237104

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 2355

Have you ever wondered why some firms are "Incorporated or Inc.," some are "Limited Liability Company, or LLC," while others are "limited partnership" and so on? Do you know which is appropriate for an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to open his/her own business? Did you know that you can protect your business plan as a legally protected trade secret? Well, if you are not totally familiar with these terms and concepts, there is no need to worry. This book is designed to help you become familiar with such concepts so you can make appropriate decisions about your company's status. Entrepreneurs and managers deal with "laws of the land" every day and consequently must be aware of its nuances and complexities in order to successfully and interdependently work with others in the community, industry, and country. Thus, entrepreneurs and managers should become aware of the fundamental aspects of the legal system so they avoid legal problems and can seek the help of experts when dealing with complex issues. "Business Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager" is designed to provide the foundational aspects of the American legal system, as practiced in the United States, for current and aspiring entrepreneurs and managers. By reading and becoming familiar with the various topics presented, you will be better prepared to more effectively deal with legal challenges. "Business Law for the Entrepreneur and Manager" introduces the reader to fundamental principles of the laws regulating business as well as their practical application in the United States. The various chapters cover such topics as the law and the basic legal principles impacting entrepreneurs and managers; the foundational business laws that entrepreneurs and managers in the United States must become aware of and understand; business ethics and corporate social responsibility; as well as other important legal topics such as constitutional law, administrative law, torts, products liability, crimes, contract law, sales and agency laws, commercial paper, various forms of business organizations, and debtors and creditors laws. The study of this legal material will be beneficial to entrepreneurs and managers. Business school law professors have been using this book for Business Law I and Business Law II courses.

Managers and the Legal Environment: Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: Constance E. Bagley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305464990

Category: Education

Page: 944

View: 7219

Integrating business law with ethics and effective management, Bagley's MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: STRATEGIES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, 8E equips future managers with the legal knowledge and risk management techniques essential for success in global business. Renowned for its cutting-edge coverage and strategic approach, this book offers one of the most comprehensive yet easy-to-understand presentations of today's global legal environment of business. Proven learning features such as Inside Story and Perspective boxes illustrate how the law impacts daily management decisions and business strategies, and A Manager's Dilemma feature challenges readers to consider such issues as whether to outsource labor to a country known for poor working conditions and the ethics of structuring a business to avoid domestic taxes. Fulfilling AACSB requirements, the eighth edition addresses the legal, political, regulatory, and ethical dimensions of business. Reflecting the latest developments and decisions, the text's up-to-date coverage includes the regulation of commercial speech, the disclosure of corporate political spending, the application of the Fourth Amendment to cell phone location data, the patentability of human genes, employees' use of social media, regulatory responses to climate change, the fiduciary duties of managers of limited liability companies, the FCC's proposed rules on net neutrality, the constitutionality of Obamacare, the use of race in college admissions, the Defense of Marriage Act, NSA surveillance programs, the right of college football players to unionize, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Resisting Corporate Corruption

Cases in Practical Ethics From Enron Through The Financial Crisis

Author: Stephen V. Arbogast

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118659074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 2671

Taking a unique approach to business ethics unlike the typical focus on conceptual/legal frameworks, this book features 25 case studies that cover a full range of business practices, controls, and ethics issues. The new edition is fully updated with new case studies from the recent financial crisis, comparing it with Enron's crossing of various ethical lines. Interpretive essays explore financial control systems and lessons learned from specific case studies and circumstances. Readers will find a practical toolkit they can use to identify ethics issues and tackle problems effectively within corporations.

International Entrepreneurship

Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture

Author: Robert D. Hisrich

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483392236

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 5159

Combining comprehensive coverage with a wide variety of real-life cases, International Entrepreneurship: Starting, Developing, and Managing a Global Venture gives entrepreneurs the tools they need to successfully launch international ventures in today’s hypercompetitive world. Bestselling author Dr. Robert D. Hisrich helps students and entrepreneurs develop global business plans, select international opportunities, and determine the best entry strategy. The text also covers practical considerations such as legal concerns, the global monetary systems, global marketing, and global human resource management for entrepreneurs. The fully updated Third Edition provides increased attention to culture and reflects recent changes in our increasingly globalized world. Readers will also be exposed to new cases featuring international activities of entrepreneurs and ventures throughout the world.

Corporate Finance: A Focused Approach

Author: Michael C. Ehrhardt,Eugene F. Brigham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 840

View: 2836

Focus on the financial concepts, skills, and technological applications that are critical for you in today’s workplace with Ehrhardt/Brigham’s CORPORATE FINANCE: A FOCUSED APPROACH 6E. With its relevant and engaging presentation and numerous examples, you will learn the latest financial developments as you also learn how to maximize a firm’s value in today’s changing business environment. You will master the features and functions of spreadsheets by using chapter Excel Tool Kits, Build a Model problems, and Mini Cases that encourage “what-if” analysis on a real-time basis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Start Your Own Import/Export Business

Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Author: The Staff of Entrepreneur Media

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083629

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5371

Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries — but that doesn’t mean they’re just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide. As a successful import/export agent, you can net a healthy six-figure income by matching buyers and sellers from around the globe, right from your own home. This book is loaded with valuable insights and practical advice for tapping into highly lucrative global markets. You’ll learn every aspect of the startup process, including: • Choosing the most profitable goods to buy and sell • Setting up and maintaining a trade route • Using the internet to simplify your transactions • How the government can help you find products and customers • Essential trade law information to keep your business in compliance • How to choose a customs broker • The latest government policies • Proven methods for finding contacts in the Unites States and abroad Tricks of the trade from successful importers/exporters and hundreds of valuable resources help you become a player in the lucrative world of international exchange.

Venture Deals

Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Author: Brad Feld,Jason Mendelson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119259800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 5204

Get the inside scoop on what venture capitalists want to see in your startup as you hit the fundraising trail. This is the highly anticipated third edition of the best-selling book which has become the definitive resource for understanding venture capital fundraising. Whether you are an entrepreneur, lawyer, student or just have an interest in the venture capital ecosystem, Venture Deals is for you. The book dives deeply into how deals are constructed, why certain terms matter (and others don’t), and more importantly, what motivates venture capitalists to propose certain outcomes. You’ll see the process of negotiating from the eyes of two seasoned venture capitalists who have over 40 years of investing experience as VCs, LPs, angels, and founders. They will teach you how to develop a fundraising strategy that will be a win for all parties involved. This book is designed to bring transparency to the venture capital funding process and includes such topics as: How to raise money; What terms matter and which ones don’t; How to negotiate a fair deal for everyone; What makes venture capitalists tick, including how they are compensated and motivated; How companies are valued by venture capitalists; How all current structures of funding work, including convertible debt, crowdfunding, pre-sales and other non-traditional methods; How these particular issues change through different stages of financing (seed, early, mid and late); and How to avoid business and legal pitfalls that many entrepreneurs make. And as in the previous editions, this book isn’t just a one-sided opinion from venture capitalists, but also has helpful commentary throughout from a veteran CEO who has raised many rounds of financing from many different investors. If you are ready to learn all the secrets and ins and outs of fundraising, Venture Deals is an essential read.

Business Law: Principles for Today's Commercial Environment

Author: David P. Twomey,Marianne M. Jennings,Stephanie M Greene

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887654

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1320

View: 6998

Twomey, Jennings and Greene’s BUSINESS LAW: PRINCIPLES FOR TODAY'S COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT, 5E uses excerpted cases in the language of the court to provide both comprehensive and clear coverage. Updates throughout this edition address the latest developments and all of today’s most important business law topics without overwhelming readers with unnecessary detail. Based on the authors’ extensive teaching and legal experience, this trusted book offers a wealth of integrated examples and applications that feature current events and familiar situations to help readers thoroughly grasp legal concepts. Engaging feature boxes, numerous brief examples and applications marked For Example reinforce concepts as readers progress through each chapter's narrative. This edition’s clear, thorough guidance also assists current and future professionals in preparing for the CPA exam. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reality Check

The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition

Author: Guy Kawasaki

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591842231

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

View: 2489

Challenges popular corporate practices of using buzzwords and a pedigreed workforce to promote agenda-based productivity, and makes lighthearted and common-sense recommendations for being professionally competitive in the real world.

How to Start, Run, and Stay in Business

The Nuts-and-Bolts Guide to Turning Your Business Dream Into a Reality

Author: Gregory F. Kishel,Patricia Gunter Kishel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471671843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

View: 3902

The twenty-fifth anniversary revised edition of the classic small business guide offers fans of this celebrated book new information on the Internet, international business opportunities, customer service innovations, and much, much more. Original.

Start It Up

Why Running Your Own Business is Easier Than You Think

Author: Luke Johnson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196541X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9790

Luke Johnson is the man behind the growth of PizzaExpress and as a host of other leading brands; one of Britain's most successful entrepreneurs with an estimated personal fortune of £120 million. In Start It Up he compresses two decades of success to reveal the realities of running your own business and bust some key myths along the way. Learn how to find the right idea or buy someone else's; source capital from all sorts of places you never expected; get the best from everyone you meet on the way - chiefly yourself; and stay sane while you do it. Start It Up is that all-too-rare thing: a how-to book by someone who actually has.

International Business Law

Author: Ray A. August,Don Mayer,Michael Bixby

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 013335721X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 736

View: 3937

August emphasizes the diversity and similarity of how firms are currently regulated and governed around the world.