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Small Business Management
Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Eighth Edition
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January 2024 | 584 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Small Business Management, Eighth Edition equips students with the tools to navigate important financial, legal, marketing, and managerial decisions when creating and growing a sustainable small business.

Author Timothy S. Hatten provides new cases, real-world examples, and illuminating features that spotlight the diverse, innovative contributions of small business owners to the economy. Whether your students dream of launching a new venture, purchasing a franchise, managing a lifestyle business, or joining the family company, they will learn important best practices for competing in the modern business world.

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    • Assignable Video with Assessment
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PART I: The Challenge
 
Chapter 1: Small Business: An Overview
 
Chapter 2: Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
 
PART II: Planning in Small Business
 
Chapter 3: Social Entrepreneurs, Ethics, and Strategic Planning
 
Chapter 4: The Business Plan
 
PART III: Early Decisions
 
Chapter 5: Franchising
 
Chapter 6: Taking Over an Existing Business
 
Chapter 7: Starting a New Business
 
PART IV: Financial and Legal Management
 
Chapter 8: Accounting Records and Financial Statements
 
Chapter 9: Small Business Finance
 
Chapter 10: The Legal Environment
 
PART V: Marketing the Product or Service
 
Chapter 11: Small Business Marketing: Strategy and Research
 
Chapter 12: Small Business Marketing: Location
 
Chapter 13: Small Business Marketing: Price and Promotion
 
PART VI: Managing Small Business
 
Chapter 14: Professional Small Business Management
 
Chapter 15: Human Resource Management
 
Chapter 16: Operations Management
 
Glossary
 
Notes
 
Index

Supplements

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:
  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Case notes
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access the online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

"Well-designed and effective to bring to the reader a clear 'means and methods' to evaluate whether or not small business as an entrepreneur is right for them."

Richard Hamlet
Tidewater Community College

"Thorough and engaging for students."

Mark L. Quinn
Xavier University of Louisiana

"Comprehensive and well-written."

Martin Luytjes
Florida International University
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • New cases in every chapter present real-life business scenarios, asking students to think critically about the management challenges presented and to apply chapter concepts.
  • Experiential Learning Activities in each chapter bring the application of "what" and "how" alive for students.
  • Creating Competitive Advantage boxes consistently bring the theme of the book to the front of students’ minds.
  • What Would You Do boxes prompt students to put themselves in a scenario that small business owners could face.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) that is tied to learning objectives, and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life, featuring:
    • Small Business in Action videos showcase stories and interviews from a wide variety of small business owners with footage showing the business owner and their businesses in action.
    • How To… videos focus on basic concepts to further clarify and enhance understanding of common, basic business needs.
    • Corresponding multimedia assessment options automatically feed to your gradebook.
    • Comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource, lists the chapter to which the video content is tied, matches learning objective(s), and provides a helpful description of the video content, and assessment questions.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Organized around the overarching theme of maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage
  • Examples and cases illustrate the unique opportunities and challenges that small business owners encounter every day
  • Experiential Activities and Concept Checks provide opportunities for students to test their knowledge and practice essential skills
Vantage Reference: 
Small Business Management - Vantage Learning Platform

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