ERIC Number: ED164781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Achieving Success in Small Business: A Self-Instruction Program for Small Business Owner-Managers. Success in Small Business: Luck or Pluck?
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
This self-instructional module on success in small business is the first in a set of twelve modules designed for small business owner-managers. Competency objectives for this module are (1) ability to evaluate chances of success based upon one's personality and knowledge of good business practices and (2) ability to determine one's commitment to small business success. Provided are information sections on the realities of small business management (the rewards, the sacrifices, why so many failures, the successes). Also included are learning activity which is a checklist for evaluating one's chances of business success, three pamphlets from the Small Business Administration ("Factors in Small Business Success or Failure,""The Enterprising Man," and "Personal Qualities Needed to Manage a Store"), and a script from a cassette tape designed for use with this module. (The final report of this project is available as CE 017 858.) (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: Small Businesses
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print in the original document; For related documents see CE 017 858-871; A pamphlet titled "The Business Failure Record," which is a part of this module, is available from Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., 99 Church Street, New York, New York ($0.25 per pamphlet)