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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Mark P Rice; Jana B Matthews; Laura Kilcrease; Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.
|Notes:||"Prepared under the auspices of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Inc."|
|Description:||xxii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. Principles & Practices of Successful Business Incubation --
Ch. 2. To Be or Not to Be: Determining Incubator Feasibility --
Ch. 3. Understanding the Financial Dynamics of Incubators --
Ch. 4. Establishing Roles & Responsibilities of the Board --
Ch. 5. Managing the Stakeholder Network --
Ch. 6. Building the Incubator Management Team --
Ch. 7. Selecting the Optimal Incubator Facility --
Ch. 8. Recruiting & Selecting Client Companies --
Ch. 9. Making the Difference: Serving Client Needs --
Ch. 10. Beyond Incubators: Emerging Trends & Strategies for Business Incubation --
Appendix A: Profiles of Successful Incubator Presidents & Directors --
Appendix B: Further Readings.
|Series Title:||Entrepreneurship, principles and practices.|
|Responsibility:||Mark P. Rice and Jana B. Matthews ; contributing authors, Laura Kilcrease [and others].|
This book provides a litmus test for determining an incubator's feasibility, suggests ways to attract high-quality entrepreneurs, and includes many hands-on examples from some of the country's best business incubators. The authors have developed alternative financial models for incubators, clearly delineated board and staff responsibilities, and outlined many different ways to help entrepreneurs grow their companies, depending on their stage of development.