Learn to master today's most effective corporate finance tools and techniques for successful entrepreneurial ventures with Leach/Melicher's ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 4E. This reader-friendly edition closely follows a "life cycle of the firm" as it introduces the theories, knowledge, and financial tools any entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful business venture. Readers focus on sound financial management practices, such as how and where to obtain financial capital, the stages of financing, business cash flow models, and strategic positioning. Readers even gain important insights into effectively interacting with the financial institutions and regulatory agencies that are central to financing ventures. Trust ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 4E to provide the knowledge and insights needed for entrepreneurial success.
Table of Contents
PART 1: Background and Environment
CHAPTER 1: Introduction and Overview
CHAPTER 2: From the Idea to the Business Plan
APPENDIX A: Applying the VOS Indicator™: An Example
PART 2: Organizing and Operating the Venture
CHAPTER 3: Organizing and Financing a NewVenture
CHAPTER 4: Measuring Financial Performance
APPENDIX A: NOPAT Breakeven: Revenues Needed to Cover Total Operating Costs
CHAPTER 5: Evaluating Financial Performance
PART 3: Planning for the Future
CHAPTER 6: Financial Planning: Short Term and Long Term
CHAPTER 7: Types and Costs of Financial Capital
APPENDIX A: Using WACC to Complete the Calibration of EVA
CHAPTER 8: Securities Law Considerations When Obtaining Venture Financing
APPENDIX A: Schedule A
APPENDIX B: Selected SEC Regulation D Materials
APPENDIX C: Other Forms of Registration Exemptions and Breaks
PART 4: Creating and Recognizing Venture Value
CHAPTER 9: Valuing Early-Stage Ventures
CHAPTER 10: Venture Capital Valuation Methods
PART 5: Structuring Financing for the Growing Venture
CHAPTER 11: Professional Venture Capital
CHAPTER 12: Other Financing Alternatives
APPENDIX A: Summary of Colorado Business Financial Assistance Options9
CHAPTER 13: Security Structures and Determining Enterprise Values
PART 6: Exit and Turn around Strategies
CHAPTER 14: Harvesting the Business Venture Investment
CHAPTER 15: Financially Troubled Ventures: Turnaround Opportunities?
PART 7: Capstone Cases
CASE 1: Eco-Products, Inc.
CASE 2: Coral Systems, Inc.
CASE 3: Spatial Technology, Inc.