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, 2010

A Financial Feasibility Test for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
ABSTRACTWhile there are numerous reasons for small business failures, one of the most common is undercapitalization (Case, 1996; Gross, 1993). A contributing factor to this problem is the failure of many entrepreneurs to accurately estimate the minimum...
Entrepreneur Beware
ABSTRACTThe risks associated with entrepreneurship have been well documented. It is widely understood that the majority of newly formed small businesses will eventually fail within the first seven years. What is not well documented, however, is that...
How a Better Business Bureau (Bbb) Can Help BBB Accredited Small Business Members
ABSTRACTBetter Business Bureaus (BBB) date back to 1912 when they were established to correct abuses in advertising. It was also the beginning of the concept of volunteer self regulation in the marketplace without the intervention of local, state, or...
How Small Business Owners Can Use Social Networking to Promote Their Business
ABSTRACTSocial networking is a fast growing phenomenon in both the business and social sectors of the U.S. economy. It is a child of the Internet and provides an electronic way of person-to-person networking. This paper illustrates how small business...
Is Twitter a Viable Commercial Use Platform for Small Businesses? an Empirical Study Targeting Two Audiences in the Small Business Community
ABSTRACTEntrepreneurs typically work long, arduous hours just maintaining all operations associated with their businesses. Thus, deciding to get involved in an Internet social phenomenon, which could be a passing fad, may or may not be a smart marketing...
Pre-Start-Up Preparations: Why the Business Plan Isn't Always Written
ABSTRACTProbably the best way to prepare for a business start-up is to formulate a business plan. However, only a small fraction of entrepreneurs start out with business plans. This paper summarizes the findings of a study covering 355 small business...
Small Business at the Foot of the Legal Muse: Interpreting Supreme Court Cases and Their Effects
ABSTRACTDecisions and dicta of the United States Supreme Court provide direct and vivid guidance to business interests, not only in the United States, but across the globe. Large firms use general counsel to provide analysis of significant USSC cases,...
Strategic Planning: A Practical Primer for the Entrepreneur
ABSTRACTEntrepreneurs are known for opportunity recognition. However, once a commercial entity is formed to take advantage of an opportunity, the leadership priority shifts from entrepreneurial to strategic. A strategic perspective leverages limited...
The Study of Leadership in Small Business Organizations: Impact on Profitability and Organizational Success
ABSTRACTFailures of small businesses in the United States continue to increase. This research examined small construction businesses from Pennsylvania and West Virginia to determine if there was a relationship between leadership style and organizational...
The Tax Preparer Penalty Provisions of Irc §6694(A): Some Reflections on the Positive and Negative Implications for Tax Practice
ABSTRACTOriginally 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 of §6694...
Using Social Media to Increase Advertising and Improve Marketing
ABSTRACTThis paper will focus on explaining why entrepreneurs, other practitioners, and faculty must understand the effects that the proper use of social media has on the success of businesses. There is a crisis in mass marketing which must be addressed....
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