ERIC Number: ED344031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-13
Reference Count: 0
Entrepreneurs: Women and Minorities.
A program was designed to meet the needs of Kentucky women who wished to supplement their incomes by producing articles in their homes for sale. Its three-phase objective was to identify women who already had knitting skills and train them to produce a finished product; to provide basic knowledge about how to run a small business; and to provide knowledge about marketing craft products. An advisory committee was established, instructors were recruited to teach crafts and entrepreneurship concurrently, and an exhibit of the work produced was held at the end of the program. Nineteen women participated in the craft program. Part of its success stemmed from the participants' ability to get an immediate reward for skills learned in each session. The entrepreneurship program focused on running a small business, financing, making a business plan, and marketing principles and strategies. Although sessions were well presented, evaluations indicated that the presenter was either too general in approach or was too advanced for the group. Overall ratings for the two programs were in the good to excellent range. Recommendations were made to improve the crafts and entrepreneurship programs. (Attachments, amounting to over one-half of the report, include the following: program organization chart; schedule of workshops; advisory board members list; financial statement; and art and craft program and entrepreneur program materials, such as staff names, schedule participants list, questionnaire, and evaluation form.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY.
Identifiers: Cottage Industry; Kentucky