ERIC Number: ED118794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May-30
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Small Businessmen and Available Entrepreneurial Aids and Their Sources: Maricopa County and Selected Indian Reservations. Final Report.
Bursch, Joshua M., II.
The report identifies the entrepreneurial needs of minority small businessmen in Arizona's Maricopa County and selected Indian reservations, the entrepreneurial aids available from public and private organizations, and implications for future planning by the State Department of Education. Data were gathered from surveys of organizations and minority small businessmen. About three-fifths of the businessmen surveyed were sole proprietors and approximately the same number had been in business since 1970 or earlier, most frequently in the areas of retail trade and services. Most of the sole proprietors indicated a need for training services and all of the businessmen indicated a need for financial aid in the form of loans or grants. Respondents agreed that high school courses should be related to appropriate career opportunities and that business skills, specifically marketing and management development, be taught in the high schools. However, job placement was viewed as the responsibility of government rather than the school. The report concludes with a recommendations to help improve and extend entrepreneurial aids to minority small businessmen, including continuing business skills training programs in the high schools. The two survey forms used in the project are appended. (Author/MF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona