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ERIC Number: ED365774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-073-6833
Self-Employment as a Means to Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency: WomenVenture's Business Development Program. SEEDS No. 15.
McKee, Katharine; And Others
This pamphlet examines the development and activities of WomenVenture's business development program in the context of facilitation of self-employment as a means to women's economic self-sufficiency. The following topics are discussed: women in the work force, women in poverty, self-employment and low-income women, formation of the Women's Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) in Minnesota in 1983, evolution of WEDCO into WomenVenture's business development program, self-screening and the step-by-step approach to going into business for oneself, financing options (bank financing and WomenVenture financing), considerations in self-screening to determine suitability for self-employment, strategies for building a broader base of support for working women, the Self-Employment Training Opportunities program, accomplishments of WomenVenture's business development program to date, and lessons learned with respect to helping low-income women become self-employed. Appended are annotated listings of selected microenterprise development programs and other organizations/publications providing information on self-employment and microenterprise development in the United States. (MN)
SEEDS, P.O. Box 3923, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163 (single copies free; quantity price $3 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Council, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Women Owned Businesses; WomenVenture
Note: Also supported by the Government of the Netherlands.