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Author Bergemann, Rosalind,
Title An Asperger's guide to entrepreneurship : setting up your own business for professionals with autism spectrum disorder / Rosalind A. Bergemann ; foreword by Michael John Carley.
Imprint London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015.

Author Bergemann, Rosalind,
Series Asperger's Employment Skills Guides.
Asperger's Employment Skills Guides.
Subject Entrepreneurship.
Autism spectrum disorders.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Of Related Author; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword by Michael John Carley; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART 1 Understanding What it Takes to be an Entrepreneur; Chapter 1 Understanding Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneur; Chapter 2 Why do People Decide to Become Entrepreneurs?; PART 2 Moving from a Corporate Job to an Entrepreneurial Career; Chapter 3 Strategic Planning and Decision Making as an Entrepreneur; Chapter 4 Differences in Entrepreneurial Operational Processes in General; PART 3 Practicalities of Starting Up Your Business.
Chapter 5 Identifying and Formalising your Business Vision: I've Made the Decision -- Now What?Chapter 6 Initial Financial Budgeting and Forecasting; Chapter 7 Developing a Competitive Advantage; Chapter 8 Developing a More Formal Business Model and Plan; Chapter 9 The Entrepreneur as a Leader; Chapter 10 Dealing with Suppliers; Chapter 11 Marketing yourself and your Business: Your Public Face; Chapter 12 Initial Business Development; Chapter 13 The Tender and Contracting Process; PART 4 Personal Development for Entrepreneurs on the Autism Spectrum; Chapter 14 Developing Working Relationships.
Chapter 15 Networking: An On-going RequirementChapter 16 Making your New Business the Focus in your Life: NOT your Life in Totality; Chapter 17 Developing your Work Area to Optimise your Performance; Chapter 18 Taking on other Shareholders: The Challenge of Sharing your Business; Chapter 19 Learning to Live with Change: The Life of an Entrepreneur; Conclusion; PART 5 Practical Tools and Exercises; Toolkit Exercise 1: Understanding Your Motivation For Starting A Business; Toolkit Exercise 2: Agreeing policies and processes; Toolkit Exercise 3: Key Systems, Departments and People.
Toolkit Exercise 4: Understanding your Financial RequirementsToolkit Exercise 5: Your Start-Up Checklist; Toolkit Exercise 6: Your Initial Budget; Toolkit Exercise 7: Sample Invitation To Tender Document; Toolkit Exercise 8: Networking Flowchart; Toolkit Exercise 9: Notepad For Recording A Network Session; Toolkit Exercise 10: Understanding Your Potential Hypersensitivities; References; Index; Also available.
Summary Are you a business person with Asperger Syndrome considering a new career path by going it alone, or a young graduate on the spectrum with a great business idea? This is a comprehensive guide to using Asperger skills to set up your own business and offers practical advice on the more challenging aspects of entrepreneurship.
ISBN 0857009788 (electronic bk.)
9780857009784 (electronic bk.)
9781849055093 (pbk.)
1849055092 (pbk.)
OCLC # 899248977
Additional Format Print version: 9781849055093 1849055092.

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