• Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity in BoP Markets: Strategies for Business and Economic Transformation

    There has been immense worldwide excitement about the potential of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) businesses to help impoverished societies escape poverty. Unfortunately, many BoP firms are locked in a "survival trap" that keeps them small, inefficient, and unprofitable. Now, Eric Kacou identifies breakthrough business models, operational techniques, and leadership approaches that can help BoP businesses grow rapidly, successfully, and profitably. Drawing from his immense on-the-ground experience in Africa’s most challenging business environments, Kacou shows how companies can overcome the Survival Trap mindset that breeds dependence, mistrust, and failure. Next, he takes readers inside the Rwandan metamorphosis: the economic miracle that CNN’s Fareed Zakaria calls Africa’s biggest success story. Kacou shows how to address the needs of all core stakeholders. He concludes with integrated recommendations for local entrepreneurs, global businesses, governments, and international organizations: guidance that can truly launch a "virtuous cycle" of prosperity creation. For all entrepreneurs, policymakers, NGO professionals, and leaders who want to make BoP businesses work.

    • Brand: Brand: Pearson Prentice Hall
    • ASIN: 0137079265
    • UPC: 076092046882

  • Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurial Revolution: The Solution for a Prosperous Society, Poverty Eradication and Wealth Creation (Entrepreneurial Development)

    This book promotes an agenda for empowering women by providing them with the tools to lift themselves out of poverty. Empowerment is a must for women and indeed our world at large today. Without Womens Empowerment we run the risk of doubling the population of the poor and stunting the growth and development of entire nations. We define Womens Empowerment as their ability to act on their own behalf and on their own terms in a supportive and enabling environment.

    • ASIN: 095646825X

  • Be the Solution: How Entrepreneurs and Conscious Capitalists Can Solve All the WorldÂs Problems

    Praise for Be the Solution "In the past, many believed you either went into 'public service' to do good, or you 'went into business' to make money. Few realized that the long-term success of business depends on serving people, not making money. Few realized that perhaps the best way to serve the public was through free enterprise. Whole Foods Market founder John Mackey, visionary thinker Michael Strong, micro lender Muhammad Yunus, and a few others understand these truths. Be the Solution is the best single book to read to understand the emerging ways in which entrepreneurs can change the world." —Gary Hoover, serial entrepreneur, founder of Hoover's Business Information Service, Hooversworld.com "Michael Strong speaks the truth. A must-read for our new American government." —Sam Wyly, founder, Green Mountain Energy; author of 1,000 Dollars and an Idea "This book is totally fantastic. Treat your mind to a feast. Use it to tune your vision towards what really works." —Charles Harper, Senior Executive VP, Chief Strategist, John Templeton Foundation "Perhaps more than ever before, young people today are motivated by the desire to make the world a better place. Unfortunately, many have little idea about how to do it, and their educational studies provide them with little direct...

    • ASIN: 0470450037

  • The ePill: A Winning Solution for Entrepreneurial Success

    Entrepreneurial activity is becoming the norm. With fewer jobs than there are people, millions will turn to entrepreneurship during their lifetime. The time is now to empower today's emerging entrepreneurs. Valentine's practical, on time, and inspirational guide is the catalyst that will foster entrepreneurially driven growth worldwide. The ePill is based on business planner Michael P. Valentine's proven formula that he has implemented to help scores of people free themselves from the compromising and uncertain existence of being economically dependent on an employer. Valentine created The ePill to invigorate your entrepreneurial spirit and share with you a dose of what it really takes to BE an entrepreneur. Valentine shares the wisdom he's gained to help you control your own economic destiny. Courageous, vividly inspiring, and personal, The ePill is a self-help blueprint which will give you the insight you'll need to build a successful venture. Valentine's ePill will aid you on your travels as an entrepreneur. Through visualization and reflection, you'll discover the secret to bring your big idea to life, sustain it, and grow it into a healthy and successful venture. If you're an aspiring entrepreneur, while reading this book, you'll transform from dreamer to successful entrepre...

    • ASIN: 0983143285

  • Entrepreneurial Finance (6th Edition)

    For many, starting a business can be an overwhelming experience. Understanding the financial aspects of running a business can be even more daunting. Entrepreneurial Finance, Sixth Edition was written to help a broad range of U.S. business owners understand the financial aspects of entrepreneurship. Unlike traditional corporate finance books, this text explains the financial topics most important to running a profitable small business suchasinventory control, time value of money, working capital management, and forecasting. Updated to reflect recent economic trends, this edition also shows how two popular business tools (excel and TI BA II Plus calculator) can assist business owners in problem-solving and decision-making.   Features Tackles the financial aspects of business entrepreneurship—from business planning to inventory control, to time value of money, to working capital management, to forecasting and financial planning for both the entrepreneur and the business.   Provides critical background knowledge—by presenting basic economic and financial concepts early in the text.  Explains the different types of small businesses—by examining the financial statements for Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, LLCs and Corporations.   Explains all six time value...

    • ASIN: 0133140512

  • The Entrepreneurial Revolution - A Solution for Poverty Eradication

    This book discusses entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial revolution, reviews the history of entrepreneurship in Africa, assesses the challenges and opportunities for the African entrepreneurial revolution, and provides blueprints for governments and encouragement for individuals to pursue the entrepreneurial revolution. This book provides the vision, and lays out the means whereby vision can become reality. This is not an arcane academic treatise, but, rather, a call to action.

    • ASIN: B00B4YEWJG

  • Training Today?s Leaders! Who is the Most in Need for Training?

    Business Entrepreneurial Leaders are not born but trained by life's nonresistance and mostly deliberate Training. Who is your audience / who are your customers? What do they want?What challenges might they be facing?What are the implications for training today?s leaders?What do they get from working with you?More at TheMastermindSolution.comWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

    • ASIN: B008PYPA58
    • UPC: 886470696543

  • Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World's Most Powerful Consumers

    If the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female.If the business world had a sex, it would be male. And therein lies the pickle.Women are the engine of the global economy, driving 80 percent of consumer spending in the United States alone. They hold the purse strings, and when they’ve got a tight grip on them as they do now, companies must be shrewder than ever to win them over. Just when executives have mastered becoming technology literate, they find there’s another skill they need: becoming female literate. This isn’t always easy. Gender is the most powerful determinant of how a person views the world and everything in it. It’s stronger than age, income, or race. While there are mountains of research done every year segmenting consumers and analyzing why they buy, more often than not it doesn’t factor in the one piece of information that trumps them all: the sex of the buyer. It’s stunning how many companies overlook the psychology of gender when we all know that men and women look at the world so differently.Bridget Brennan’s Why She Buys shows decision makers how to bridge this divide and capture the business of the world’s most powerful consumers just when they need it most.• No Matter Where You Live, Women Are a Foreign Country: You’ll discover the...

    • ASIN: 0307450392

  • Sustainable Cultural Tourism: Small-Scale Solutions (Resilient Communities) (Volume 1)

    This practical text guides tourism planning and development efforts from within cultures—addressing regional linkages, the tourism plan, visitor surveys, marketing, cultural centers and museums, job creation, and enterprise development, as well as evaluation of sustainability. A new paradigm for a value-based approach is discussed with examples throughout the book. Planning processes illustrate ways of integrating culture into sustainable tourism development and case studies at the end of each chapter identify community-based success factors. Lists for further reading are presented at the end of each chapter. From the Back Cover Cultural tourism of the future will foster authenticity and learning experiences through small-scale, linked enterprise networks. This book presents a value-based planning and development method for cultural tourism, coming from within the community context. Through planning and sustainable practices, tourism can support earned livelihood, cultural retention, and resource protection. Sustainability is possible through a worldview that respects cultural values and natural cycles, rather than a lineal, profit-based economic perspective. Culture guides actions, and is therefore the cornerstone of economic and ecological sustainability. The author designed ...

    • ASIN: 0985878800