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Lessons From the Edge: Survival Skills for Starting and Growing a Company

Jana Matthews, Jeff Dennis, and Peter Economy


Entrepreneurs often struggle with many aspects of business: planning and financing company growth, creating a company vision, recruiting, leading, and managing people, as well as personal costs. In this book, more than fifty business owners and entrepreneurs offer a wealth of real-life stories—in their own words—that provide rare insights about keeping a company healthy and growing. Here is a unique collection of first-person accounts by entrepreneurs, who describe their mistakes in business and the lessons they have learned as a result. The stories cover a wide range of experiences, from the ... More

Keywords: entrepreneurs, business, planning, financing company growth, company vision, recruiting, leading, managing people, partnerships, customers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195168259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jana Matthews, author

Jeff Dennis, author

Peter Economy, author