Topics: Finance, Venture capital, Management Pages: 2 (697 words) Published: October 28, 2014

Study guide Leach and Melicher (4th edition) for Entrepreneurial Finance (course 201000087) This study guide gives an overview of the relevant chapters of the book of Leach & Melicher, Entrepreneurial Finance, 4th edition. The parts of the chapters that you have to study are indicated, and a number of exercises are suggested. Answers to these exercises will be available on Black Board after the corresponding lecture took place. Chapter 1 Introduction and overview

Understand figure: life cycle approach: venture operating and financial decisions Basic introduction, read through. The life cycle approach (fig 1.5 page 29) is followed rather loosely in the book, and it does not play a major role in the structure of the classes. Exercises: 6 and 7. (note: these exercises are quite straightforward, don’t think too much of them) Chapter 2 From the idea to the business plan

Understand the parts of a Venture opportunity screening
Understand the parts of a business plan
Study completely. The business model is that which allows you to make money, and the business plan puts in writing how you are going to do that. There is not much theory behind them (look at fig 2.2 page 44 best practices of High-Growth, High-Performance Firms. The venture opportunity screen section 2.6 and the Appendix will be applied in one of the Student Group case discussions, and the business plan will also come back. Exercise: mini-case Learningbeam.com

Chapter 3 Organizing and financing the new venture
Read the business organizational forms (do not learn)
Understand the examples of seed and startup financing
Only read section 3.1 and 3.5. Some of these aspects are also dealt with by a Student Group Presentation. Exercise: none
Chapter 4 Measuring financial performance
Understand all the key terms and summary! PSA example has all the information Accounting is essential, especially for entrepreneurs, so there is no getting around this. Section 4.2 to 4.5 explain basic financial...
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