$$$ THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE TO START, GROW, AND MANAGE A PROFITABLE BUSINESS
About the Book
$$$ The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable Business In his book The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe describes what it took for the early test pilots to succeed: “A career in flying was like climbing one of those ancient Babylonian pyramids made up of a dizzy progression of steps and ledges; and the idea was to prove at every foot of the way that you were one of the elected and anointed ones who had the right stuff and could move higher and higher and even-ultimately, God willing, one day-that you might be able to join that special few at the very top, that elite who had the capacity to bring tears to men’s eyes, the very brotherhood of the right stuff itself.” Although success as an entrepreneur launching a new business does not include feeling superior or facing death, it does require that a person have a special set of qualities and skills with which to exercise good judgment, make wise decision, take calculated risk, and get along with and lead others. The $$$ The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Start, Grow, and Manage a Profitable Business provides what it takes, what is the right stuff for the successful entrepreneur. The most successful entrepreneurs are not necessarily those who work hardest or longest. Successful business owners are those who have a vision that can see beyond the bottom line, who have learned to manage their professional and personal lives. Making it with a new business venture requires all the traits of an entrepreneur as enumerated in $$$ The Entrepreneur’s Guide, as well as the knowledge, skills, and persistence to grow and withstand the stress, ambiguity, conflicting objectives, emotions, and chaos that comes with a new business effort. Achieving this balance is what $$$ The Entrepreneur’s Guide is about. It will help you steer a path to guide you with the right stuff to the top of the pyramid of business success.
About the Author
Dr. Hogan is a career banker, financier, and educator; He organized and obtained approval for a national bank and a state bank. Prior to being Chairman of the Board and President of these banks, he was Senior Vice President and Chairman of the Commercial Loan Committee of the former National Bank of Commerce. Concurrently with organizing the new banks, in 1985 he incorporated, and presently operates as President, Hogan Financial Corporation, “The Entrepreneur’s Edge”, a commercial lending and management consulting company, and as of January 2003 organized and incorporated Hogan Business School, Inc., “The Entrepreneur’s Source.” He is or has been a Visiting Professor in the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, Concordia University Wisconsin, Nunez Community College Chalmette, and the University of New Orleans with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Franchising, Banking, and Management Skills. He has served as a business consultant at the University of New Orleans Small Business Development Center and has conducted various Small Business Development Center’s entrepreneur, business and banking seminars. He has instructed at the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Entrepreneur Program. He has taught at the American Institute of Banking. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the University of New Orleans Alumni Association and a member of the Managing Committee, Chairman of the Strategic Management Committee. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration/Management from Kennedy-Western University-Dissertation “Effect of Entrepreneur Leadership on Management”, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science Business Administration Degrees from the University of New Orleans, a Graduate Commercial Lending Certificate from the University of Oklahoma, and a Graduate Commercial Banking Certificate from the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking. He has earned a Graduate Certificate designation as a CFE, Certified Franchise Executive, from the University of Texas at El Paso, and is a Dun & Bradstreet Certified Financial and Credit Analyst. Having sat for and passed the State of Louisiana Examination requirements; he has been sworn in as a Louisiana Civil Law Notary and is empowered as a Notary Public in the State of Louisiana, Orleans Parish.