ERIC Number: ED237131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Small Business Course for Older Americans. Student Handbook.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
This student handbook was designed for a course which offers people aged 55 and older guidance in starting and operating a small business. Following introductory remarks concerning small businesses, information and assignment sheets related to each of the course's basic units are presented. Course units include the following: (1) Small Business Today, designed to acquaint the student with the nature of small business and the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur; (2) The Business Plan, devoted to understanding the elements of plan development; (3) Marketing, with information concerning market research and the development of a marketing plan; (4) Site Location; (5) Advertising; (6) Financial Management, with assistance in identifying the elements of an accounting system, analysis of financial statements, and budget preparation; (7) Management; (8) Legal Aspects of three forms of businesses (i.e., sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation), with information on rules about contracts and liabilities; (9) Insurance; (10) Taxes, designed to familiarize the student with federal, state, and local tax obligations; (11) Buying or Starting a Small Business; and (12) Raising Capital. Appendices include a bibliography, a community resource list, and a list of selected readings. (LAL)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Community Colleges, Entrepreneurship, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults, Small Businesses, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC. 20036 ($35.00 per set).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For the instructor's guide, see JC 830 504.