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.

part |2 pages

Part 1: Nanotechnology and New Business Opportunities

part |2 pages

Part 2: How, Where, When to Start: A Practical Guide to Getting off the Ground

chapter 8|20 pages

Incorporating: The Process

chapter 9|16 pages

Financing the Company: Finding the Money

chapter 10|28 pages

Getting off the Ground

part |2 pages

Part 3: Business Growth and Operation: A Guide to Managing a Nanotechnology Business

chapter 11|18 pages

Managing the Company

chapter 12|14 pages

Dealing with Outside Parties

chapter 13|20 pages


part |2 pages

Part 4: Exiting the Business

chapter 15|8 pages

Selling or Merging the Business

chapter 16|12 pages

Public Offerings: Pitfalls and Benefits

chapter 17|6 pages

Some Other Exits

part |2 pages

Part 5: Useful Resources