Nanotechnology: The Business

Michael T. Burke

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September 29, 2008 by CRC Press
Professional - 248 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420053999 - CAT# 5399X
Series: Perspectives in Nanotechnology

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Features

  • Provides guidelines for starting and running a nanotechnology business
  • Discusses the relationship between new technology development and the creation of new businesses
  • Examines various business structures and addresses financing, budgeting, and operational issues
  • Details the operation of a nanotechnology business, offering tips on management, dealing with investors, and other topics
  • Examines exit strategies
  • Summary

    For the new nanotechnology entrepreneur, starting up a venture requires concise navigation through a sea of developmental red tape. This predicament is true of any startup, nano or not, but is particularly exacerbated by the fact that nanotechnology is a new and potentially disruptive technology.

    A unique exposition on starting and running a nano-business, this indispensible reference:

    • Includes samples of important corporate and operational documents
    • Explores the intricate relationship between new technology development and the creation of new businesses
    • Provides tips on managing people of diverse educational backgrounds
    • Incorporates information on patents, business ethics, record keeping, and marketing

    Nanotechnology: The Business presents an in-depth discussion of available corporate structures, delineating the advantages and disadvantages of each. It also describes an array of other issues the nano entrepreneur will encounter, from business plans and financing to budgeting, facilities procurement, and staffing.

    With a scope like no other book of its size, this handy guide equips nano entrepreneurs with the expertise needed to sail smoothly through startup and ensure successful operations after initial incorporation.