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Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance

  • Denise Lee - Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

September 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Entrepreneurial Finance offers a comprehensive overview of the key concepts related to entrepreneurial finance, with a focus on practical applications in real-world settings. Author Denise Lee makes financial concepts easy to understand for students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively manage finances in their ventures and succeed as entrepreneurs.

Chapter 1 Proper Preparartion and the Nascent Entrepreneur
Chapter 2 Sources of Funding
Chapter 3 Legal Forms of Business, Taxation, and Business Owner Compensation
Chapter 4 Financial Statements
Chapter 5 Traditional Financial Statement Analysis and Breakeven Analysis
Chapter 6 Pro Forma Financial Statements
Chapter 7 Pro Forma Balance Sheets for Year 2 and Subsequent Years and Pro Forma Statements of Cash Flows
Chapter 8 Working Capital Management, Bootstrapping, and Controls over Assets
Chapter 9 Time Value of Money
Chapter 10 Capital Budgeting
Chapter 11 Cash Harvest, Business Valuation, and Business Exit
Chapter 12 Personal Finance and Wealth Management


Key features

Learning Objectives help the student and instructor focus on the goals for the chapter.

Entrepreneur in Action segments illustrate the use of chapter concepts by entrepreneurs in their day-to-day activities.

Key Terms are highlighted and defined within the chapter as margin notes, are listed at the end of each chapter, and appear again in the glossary. 

Figures demonstrate the financial statements, schedules, and analyses most often needed and created by an entrepreneur.

Review and Discussion Questions are designed for use in class or to be assigned as homework in order to make sure the students have grasped the chapter concepts.

Exercises are designed to be assigned as homework to enforce the learning objectives listed at the start of the chapter; these give the student practical experience performing the analyses and creating the financial statements they will need as entrepreneurs.

End of chapter appendices follow chapters 6 and 9, illustrating the creation of pro forma financial statements for a service-based business and a smartphone application business, and present value and future value tables that may be used for time value of money calculations.

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