ENTR 510 Week 8 Final Assignment
1. Why are small businesses important to our economy? Provide an example of a company making an impact on the economy.
2. Explain, in your own words, Schumpeter’s view of entrepreneurship. Provide an example of your start-up and how it fits or does not fit within Schumpeter’s view.
3. What are the stages described in the model of the entrepreneurial process? What are the factors that give birth to a new enterprise and influence how it develops from an idea to a viable enterprise?
4. Why does a start-up need a first-class team? What are some preferred skills team members need to function in a start-up?
5. Why does a start-up always have competition? What is the difference between direct and indirect competitors? How can you find out about your competitors?
6. What can an entrepreneur do when there are no business opportunities at all?
7. Explain the first mover’s advantage? Provide an example of a company that operated in the first-mover advantage.