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Monday, August 27, 2012

Entrepreneurial Finance: Finance and Business Strategies for the Serious Entrepreneur



It is a book for startup entrepreneurs whom want to plan for its finance and company's valuation.

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Proven methods for starting a business today . . . and turning profits well into the future
Like all entrepreneurs, you love the rush of launching a new business and the challenge of growing it bigger and bigger. But, to be successful at it, you must diligently mind the down-and-dirty finance and business details that threaten to derail your plans.
Entrepreneurial Finance is a complete, one-stop resource for the latest strategies and techniques for minding the books of any type of business. Written by Steven Rogers, the successful founder of numerous businesses and one of the country's leading professors of entrepreneurship, this definitive guidebook shows you how to financially set up and manage a business. You'll learn everything from writing a growth business plan and compiling and understanding financial statements to making a company profitable, valuing a company, and raising additional venture capital.
Logically formatted for easy reference, Entrepreneurial Finance covers:
  • Business plans--What they are, what they can do, how to prepare one
  • Financial statements--How to develop them, how to analyze them
  • Money--Where and how to find it, techniques for maintaining positive cash flow
Working for yourself will be the toughest job you ever have, but Entrepreneurial Finance makes it easier by giving you a single resource packed with the latest research, insightful case studies, and step-by-step guidelines for what must be done, how to do it, and what to do when things go wrong.

About the Author

Steven Rogers Steven Rogers is the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. Professor Rogers teaches Entrepreneurial Finance at Kellogg and is the former Director of the Entrepreneurship Department. Before joining the Kellogg Faculty, he owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Professor Rogers worked at Bain and Company Consulting firm, Cummins Engine Company and UNC Ventures, a venture capital firm.
Professor Rogers has been named to the Faculty Honor Roll in every quarter he has taught at Kellogg. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1996 and 2005 Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year. He was the first of two professors in Kellogg's history to have received this award more than once. In 1996,BusinessWeek named him one of the top 12 entrepreneurship professors at graduate business schools in the U.S. In 1997, BusinessWeek named him one of 14 “New Stars of Finance.” In 1998, he was selected as Entrepreneur Of The Year ® (supporter category) by Ernst & Young.
In addition to the regular MBA program, Professor Rogers teaches in Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto and Hong Kong, including the Northwestern University PhD program. He has received the Outstanding Professor Award for the Executive Program 26 times.
Professor Rogers currently serves on the Advisory Board of Private Equity firm OCA Ventures. He also serves on the Board of Directors of SC Johnson Wax, W.S. Darley & Company, SuperValu (NYSE) and Oakmark Mutual Funds. He is a member of JP Morgan Chase's Capital Investment Committee. His non-profit work includes board membership for The A Better Chance Program and Urban Prep High School. Professor Rogers is also a former Trustee of Williams College and a former member of the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee.

In 2000, he received the “Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement” by an alum from Williams College. In 2005, he received the “Bert King Award for Service” from the African American Student Union of Harvard Business School.  In 2006, he was selected as one of the "100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity." In 2007, he was inducted into his alma mater, Radnor High School's, Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame. Governor Pat Quinn appointed him to be a trustee of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System Pension Board in 2009.  In 2009 Ebony Magazine named him one of the top 150 influential people in America. In 2011, he joined Chicago Mayor Emmanuel's Supplier Diversity Task Force.
He has been often quoted in many publications, includingBlack EnterpriseCrain's Business JournalFinancial Times,The Wall Street JournalChicago TribuneChicago Sun-TimesFortune, Monarch and BusinessWeek, NPR and the Tom Joyner Show. In 2002 Professor Rogers published his first book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Finance and Business. The second edition was published in 2008.
He received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. He has also completed 5 Triathlons.
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