Date Presented

Spring 4-2008

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science



First Advisor

Dr. Lee Schimmoeller

Second Advisor

Dr. Stef Nicovich

Third Advisor

Dr. Sally Selden


Small Business Success: What You Need to Know. The owners of eight successful new businesses (successful defined as at least four years old and owner perceived) were interviewed, as well as the former owners of four unsuccessful businesses. The study showed that while planning can help your business, implementation is the fundamental component of small business success. This study was undergone to help create a link between what students learn in businesses classes, which is primary focused on working for a large company, and what people do in the entrepreneurship field.