Entrepreneurial Executive

Publishes practical manuscripts on entrepreneurship and small business. Its primary objective is to address the issues faced by small business owners and managers in their efforts to achieve a level of success for their businesses. Subjects of interest include any area of entrepreneurship and/or small business that would be of interest to practitioners and faculty interested in the more practical applications of knowledge in the field.

Articles from Vol. 15, Annual

A Financial Feasibility Test for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
INTRODUCTION Hundreds of thousands of small businesses are created annually, yet it has been estimated that as many as 80% fail within the first five years (Nickels, et al., 1999). While there are many reasons for small business failures, including...
Entrepreneur Beware
INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurship has been a cornerstone of our economy, accounting for over half of all jobs within the United States, and approximately forty-eight percent of the private GDP. With a monthly average of over half a million newly created...
How a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Can Help BBB Accredited Small Business Members
INTRODUCTION The origin of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) dates back to 1912 when "Vigilance Committees" of Advertising Clubs were established to correct abuses in advertising. The BBB's original function has broadened to monitor other activities...
How Small Business Owners Can Use Social Networking to Promote Their Business
INTRODUCTION Small business owners typically rely on traditional means to advertise their businesses and services. These means typically include direct mail, local newspapers, fliers, radio, signage, and trade shows. With the age of the Internet...
Is Twitter a Viable Commercial Use Platform for Small Businesses? an Empirical Study Targeting Two Audiences in the Small Business Community
INTRODUCTION The Internet community is abuzz with talk about Twitter, blogging about Twitter, and of course, tweeting on Twitter. Twitter is a mini-blogging tool that gives its users 140 characters to answer one question: What are you doing? The...
Pre-Start-Up Preparations: Why the Business Plan Isn't Always Written
INTRODUCTION Herman Holtz (1994) pointed out "that everyone talks about the need for a business plan but most people starting ... small businesses ... do nothing about it." There doesn't appear to be any person who has systematically determined...
Small Business at the Foot of the Legal Muse: Interpreting Supreme Court Cases and Their Effects
INTRODUCTION AND LITERATURE REVIEW Small businesses are less likely and less able to navigate legal complexities than multinational or large corporations for three simple reasons: A small business is less likely to have an expert legal advocate...
Strategic Planning: A Practical Primer for the Entrepreneur
INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurs are primarily concerned with recognizing opportunities and seizing the initiative (Baron & Ensley, 2006). However, once seized, the organization needs to be able to survive in a competitive environment. For this follow-on...
The Study of Leadership in Small Business Organizations: Impact on Profitability and Organizational Success
INTRODUCTION In the 21st century, both public and private business owners visualized economic growth, but growth slowed when unethical leaders became obsessed with satisfying their personal needs instead of the needs of their customers and their...
The Tax Preparer Penalty Provisions of IRC [Section] 6694(A): Some Reflections on the Positive and Negative Implications for Tax Practice
INTRODUCTION Originally motivated by Congress' belief in widespread abusive practices by income tax preparers, as well as concerns that significant numbers of fraudulent returns were being prepared by income tax preparers, the tax preparer penalties...
Using Social Media to Increase Advertising and Improve Marketing
INTRODUCTION With the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1989, the internet became a global network. Since that time, also known as the Information Age, the amount of content available has changed drastically, and the use of Social Media has...