ERIC Number: ED123344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Demonstration of a Model for the Education and Training of Spanish-Speaking Entrepreneurs. Final Report.
Ramirez, Carlo; And Others
A three-month Federally sponsored program for Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in the San Francisco area was conducted in 1975 by Amex Systems to examine successful or exemplary education and training systems for minority entrepreneurs, develop a manual for organizing new training programs, and promote the establishment of additional programs. The alarming high failure rate of minority-owned businesses has been attributed primarily to poor management and business skills. The final report covers: needs assessment, participant and observer recruitment, site and instructor selection, classes, technical assistance, and program evaluation. Public service announcements on radio and television stations and newspaper advertisements were used to publicize the program at the University of San Francisco to potential and established entrepreneurs. Instructors included several San Francisco State staff and professional businessmen from the community, who presented classes in organizing and planning a small business; business management; marketing; financial management; and taxes, law, insurance, and other resources. Forty-four persons, including 11 observers, attended one or more of the classes; certificates were presented to 20 individuals who had attended a minimum of four classes. A participant questionnaire indicated a favorable overall response and good instructor ratings. Approximately half of the document consists of supplementary appendixes. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Amex Systems, Inc., Lawndale, CA.