Leach, J. Melicher, Ronald W.
Guiding students through a complete "life cycle of the firm," ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE, 6e, introduces the theories, knowledge, and corporate finance tools and techniques an entrepreneur needs to start, build, and eventually harvest a successful venture. With a strong emphasis on sound financial management practices, the text explores how to secure financing, use business cash flow models, and strategically position the early-stage company. Students also learn how to effectively interact with financial institutions and regulatory agencies that can affect venture growth and enable liquidity for investors. Drawing on real-life entrepreneurial ventures and common financial scenarios, the authors include in-depth capstone cases, mini-cases, and examples that engage students and vividly illustrate such key concepts as venture capital funds, institutional investors, strategic alliances, the role of business angels, licensing agreements, and exit strategies.