While corporate giants continue to lay off workers, small businesses create millions of new jobs each year. This book covers all angles of setting up your own business, from spotting market opportunities to protecting intellectual property. 468 pp.
Bygrave ( Venture Capital at the Crossroads , Harvard Business School Pr., 1992), has succeeded admirably in his goal of teaching the art and science of entrepreneurship. He covers all aspects of the entrepreneurial process, including planning a new enterprise, raising capital, marketing strategies, franchising, and dealing with legal and tax issues. This work is rich in detail, providing small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs the information they need to make sound business decisions. Individual chapters are written by academicians and business people. Though some of the charts and analysis may be a bit technical for the neophyte, this is a treasure trove of information for the motivated reader. Recommended for business collections.-- M. Uri Toch, P.L. of Cincinnati & Hamilton Cty., Ohio