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Small Business Mgmt.

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Small Business
A business which is independently owned & operated & is not dominant in its field of operation
Entrepreneur
One who organizes, manages & assumes the risk of a business firm or venture
Quantitative Criteria
Number of employees; Dollar sales volume
Qualitative Criteria
Actively managed by its owner or owners, higly personalized, largely local in its area of operations, largely dependent on internal sources of capital to finance growth
Business
An organization that combines inputs of raw materials, capital, labor & management skills to produce useful out puts of goods & services so as to earn a profit. The business is not a major force in the particular industry
Trends of small business
Service sector increase, women in small business, minority ownership
Manufacturing Business
A business that makes finished goods from raw materials by hand or machinery
Merchandising Business
A business that purchases finished goods for resale
Service Business
A business that provides a service as oppose to a product.
Funeral Homes are what type of business?
Service & Merchandise business
Economic contributions of small business in the United States
Interdependence, Competition & Innovation
Interdependence of business
Relyant on others to help
Competition
The practice of trying to obtain something that is being sought by others under similar circumstances @ the same time
Innovation
Introduction of something new; a new idea; method or device
What are the functions of management?
Planning; organizing; motivating; controlling; directing
Planning
function of determing in advance what needs to be accomplished in order to acheive a particular goal.
Organizing
To arrange or constitute in interdependent parts, each having a specific function or relation with respect to the whole; the arrangement & distribution of work among members of an organization.
Motivating
Energizing, channeling & sustaining peoples behavior.
Controlling
A management function which compares organizational & individual performance with pre-determined standards or expected results.
Capital shortages, tax burdens, government regulations, consumerism.
The problems & risk of business ownership which may result in business failure
Capital shortages
Lack of available money; securing funds or good interest rates, maintaing cash reserves
Tax Burdens
IRS; State & local
Government regulations
OSHA; FD License, auditors
Consumerism
The emphasis placed on providing consumers, products & services that are safe, reliable & honestly advertised; also a social movement that seeks to strengthen the rights of consumers relative to sellers
Internal problems
Lack of expertise; Financial shortages or poor cash flow; Human Resource Management
External problems
Capital shortages (Securing funds or good interest rates) (Maintaining cash reserves)- Tax burdens; Government regulations.