The process of initiating a business venture, organizing the necessary resources, and assuming the associate risks and rewards.
Like working on new and creative problems
Like owning their own business
Like growing businesses (Size and Profits)
Like controlling all aspects of business
Like balancing work and personal life
Immigrants and their children, Women and minorities, Internal locus of control, High Energy, Need to achieve, self-confidence, awareness of passing time, tolerance for ambiguity
Drivers of Entrepreneurship
-Economic Changes -Globalization & Increased Competition -Technology -New Opportunities (Sustainability, Social Responsibility)
Combines the creativity, business smarts, passion, and hard work of the traditional entrepreneur with a mission to change the world for the better.
Primary Goal of Social Entrepreneurship
Secondary Goals of Social Entrepreneurship
Solid business results, High performance, ad Accountability for results
Stages of Growth: Start-Up
Challenges: Product/Service, Customers
Stages of Growth: Survival
Challenges: Finances, Cash Flow, Controlled Growth
Stages of Growth: Success
Challenges: Level of Control
Stages of Growth: Takeoff
Challenges: Growth, Delegation, and Management
Stages of Growth: Resource Maturity
Challenges: Loss of flexibility & Entrepreneurial Spirit
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