ERIC Number: ED162122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Model for Small Business Management Program in North Dakota Post-Secondary Institutions. Final Report. Research Series Number 51.
Lake Region Junior Coll., Devils Lake, ND.
To educate the small business entrepreneur on a continuing basis over three years, a model was developed to meet the specific needs of North Dakota business entrepreneurs and the educational institutions serving them. Enrollment in the program at Lake Region Junior College was limited the first year to twenty businesses and was increased the second year to forty. Designed to increase the effectiveness of business operations, the course of study emphasizes family involvement and provides individualized instruction through on-site visits as well as classroom and small group instruction. The subjects taught focus on accounting, taxes, recordkeeping, small business analysis, reorganization, and business technology. Evaluation of the program was made by the participating entrepreneurs, an advisory committee, the Small Business Administration, and the college administrators. Recommendations included the following: (1) the program begin in the summer; (2) advanced billing be used to produce a sense of commitment; (3) class size be limited to twenty with a total for the three years of no more than thirty-five with one program coordinator; (4) students live within fifty miles of the school to permit instructional visits; and (5) an advisory committee be formed for evaluation and course changes. (The appendixes contain a list of unit topics for each year, an agreement form for the entrepreneur and the instructor, the program evaluations, the business analysis forms, a standardized chart of accounts, a progress report form, and the charter for an advisory committee.) (ELG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Dakota State Board for Vocational Education, Bismarck. Research Coordinating Unit.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lake Region Junior Coll., Devils Lake, ND.
Identifiers: North Dakota; Small Businesses