The benefit : a well-written entrepreneurial business plan is to an entrepreneur what a midwife is to an expecting mother

Mainprize, Brent and Hindle, Kevin 2007, The benefit : a well-written entrepreneurial business plan is to an entrepreneur what a midwife is to an expecting mother, Journal of private equity, vol. 11, no. 1, Winter, pp. 40-52.

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Title The benefit : a well-written entrepreneurial business plan is to an entrepreneur what a midwife is to an expecting mother
Author(s) Mainprize, Brent
Hindle, Kevin
Journal name Journal of private equity
Volume number 11
Issue number 1
Season Winter
Start page 40
End page 52
Publisher Institutional Investor, Inc. Journals Group
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1096-5572
Summary The evaluation of new ventures often involves two key aspects of entrepreneurial business plans: how best to write them and how best to rate (evaluate) them. Ultimately the performance of the venture should be the definitive criterion of quality. Surprisingly, the writing, rating and performance effects of entrepreneurial business plans (EBPs) comprise three related but under researched areas. This article empirically tested principles for writing and rating entrepreneurial business plans to draw inferences on how to improve the private equity investment evaluation process. A simplified perspective of General Systems Theory guided our empirical investigation of the input and outcome of the VC investment decision. Our empirical investigation reveals that entrepreneurial business plans that comport with the writing principles from the literature improve a new venture's likelihood of success.
Language eng
Field of Research 150205 Investment and Risk Management
HERDC Research category C3.1 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022005

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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