ERIC Number: ED365774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Economic Opportunities, Educational Opportunities, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, Low Income, Models, Organizations (Groups), Poverty, Program Development, Resource Materials, Self Employment, Small Businesses, Vocational Education
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
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.