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Pre-Start Analysis: A Framework for Thinking About Business Ventures
Describes the thought process an entrepreneur should undergo before committing to a course of action. Covers understanding the opportunity--assessing the critical skills, resources, relationships, and approvals--developing an action plan; forming a business entity; controlling the venture; harvesting the venture; and then a brief summary. Provides a useful framework to be used by entrepreneurs starting their own venture.
Keywords: Business Ventures;
Growth and Development Strategy;