ERIC Number: ED215180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Small Business Enterprises for Workers with Disabilities.
Richman, Charles S.
Designed to make disabled individuals aware of their own potential entrepreneurial capacities, this self-help manual provides information to help potential entrepreneurs make appropriate small business decisions and to find needed information and resources. Following a discussion of entrepreneurship as an employment option, various topics relevant to the disabled entrepreneur are covered, including entrepreneurial success stories, entrepreneurship and the self-help movement, and home-based entrepreneurs. Examined in a section on small business opportunities for disabled workers are the small business climate, the disabled worker, and special government help. Following a profile of the entrepreneur, the entrepreneurial decision and decision-making help are addressed. In a section devoted to developing and organizing a business enterprise the following topics are discussed: gathering ideas for business opportunities, the business outlook, entrepreneurial business opportunity areas for the 1980s, and forms of business organization. Guidelines are set forth for developing a business plan. Outlined next are types and sources of public and private assistance. Completing the guide is a section on locating a new enterprise, determining capital needs, and getting good help. Appended to the manual are lists of Small Business Administration regional offices, state vocational rehabilitation programs, and university business development centers. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Information Studies, Falls Church, VA.
Identifiers: Entrepreneurship; Private Sector; Public Sector; Small Businesses