ERIC Number: ED217157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Knock! Knock!...Who's There? Self-Employment as an Educational Goal.
The high failure rate among small businesses attests to the need for improved efforts at the community and junior college level to help prepare the would-be self-employed person to develop entrepreneurial skills. A survey of over 400 community and junior colleges disclosed only 4 business management programs that included courses for small business management. Two examples of these programs are one offered at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio, geared to people who are still attending school full-time and who have not yet committed themselves to owning their own business; and the Minnesota Model Small Business Management Program, designed for those who are already self-employed and who are in need of management training. It is difficult to determine where to place the blame for the lack of this type of training. On the one hand there has not been a great openly expressed demand for such programs. On the other hand, community colleges must adopt a more aggressive attitude in making the small business person aware of the need for small business managerial skills. In any event, such programs are vital, since the same economic conditions that produce the most new ventures are also the riskiest for new businesses. (MN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Cuyahoga Community College OH; Entrepreneurs; Minnesota Model Small Business Management Program; Self Employment; Small Businesses
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