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Surviving Death Valley: A How-To Guide on Success for Small Ventures
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Small business creation is a vital factor to any economy, but there is little research done on the challenges faced during intermediate stages in the life of a business that may prevent the success of an organization. The goal of this investigation is to determine what controllable factors inhibit growth within an organization, and how to minimize these barriers in order to reach success. The research focus is on small businesses in operation for more than four years, since this is the period in which support from governmental and private institutions becomes scarce and the organization is forced tomake decisions; not only to survive, but to promote evolution for the firm. This thesis has been written on commission for SME consultation firm BCM-QMS.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 41 p.
Keyword [en]
entrepreneurship, SME, death valley, valley of death, small business, barriers, challenges, obstacles, growth, survival, consulting, consultants
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-66565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-66565DiVA: diva2:607460
External cooperation
Myles Dean, BCM-QMS
Educational program
International Business Program
Presentation
(English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2013-03-06 Created: 2013-02-23 Last updated: 2013-03-06Bibliographically approved

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