ERIC Number: ED345026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul-15
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Women Proprietorship Project. Research and Development Annual Report.
Hazard Community Coll., KY.
A project was created to provide individualized and technical training specially designed for women who desired to become small business owners. Recruitment of eastern Kentucky women in the Hazard Community College five-county service area was done through direct mailing; posting of flyers; and newspaper, radio, and television publicity. In November 1986, 14 women attended a workshop that offered an orientation in the basics of entrepreneurship. Beginning in January 1987, a core of workshops was scheduled and held in each county involved. Orientation workshops were followed by workshops in basic accounting and recordkeeping, writing a business plan, marketing, word processing, making the small business computer decision, running a business at home, and burnout. Individual sessions throughout 1986-87 provided training and technical assistance focusing on individual business problems. Policies were established to provide incubator space for new business start-up. A viable network of eastern Kentucky business women was established. These women assisted in workshops and offered their active participation for future functions. Recommendations were for establishment of a crafts guild and marketing of eastern Kentucky crafts and for advanced training in marketing, management, and leadership skills. (Flyers and publicity materials are attached.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Hazard Community Coll., KY.
Identifiers: Kentucky (East)