$$$ The Entrepreneur Manager
The Business Man's Business Plan
About the Book
Too often business owners experience much difficulty in transitioning from founding entrepreneurs to working business managers. They may possess extensive knowledge and skills in their industry and field, yet have little awareness of the “business of the business”. The everyday, mundane operational, monitoring, and human relations skills are not what inspired and motivated them to launch their dream enterprise. But the “devil is in the details” and these management necessities are what will keep the venture afloat and prospering. Many businesses born of a feasible idea and a good market opportunity do not survive the start-up launch and the subsequent entrepreneurial obstacles which never seem to go away. They often remain in such a survival mode until failure. No matter if they endure three, five, or ten years, without a successful transition from entrepreneur to manager, the ten years or so of experience is really only one year experience ten times over. The Entrepreneur Manager – The Business Man’s Business Plan will assist with this transition and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; all essential to manage a growing, profitable business. It is the entrepreneur manager’s business plan and hands-on tool.
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. He is or has been a Visiting Professor in the College of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, Concordia University Wisconsin in New Orleans, 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 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.