ERIC Number: ED271594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
From Homemaking to Entrepreneurship: A Readiness Training Program.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Based on the experiences of the Women's Bureau projects, this program guide is intended to help community-based organizations develop and implement an entrepreneurship training program for their clients. The program, as described in this document, is aimed at helping homemakers and other women to explore entrepreneurship as a career option and to develop the appropriate entrepreneurial attitude. Part I is a guide to planning, establishing, and administering an entrepreneurship training program. It discusses needs assessment, program design, staff selection and definition of responsibilities, training site selection, identification of training materials and resources, curriculum development, advisory council establishment, recordkeeping system design, and establishment of an evaluation system. Part II describes each component of a model entrepreneurship training program and offers recommendations as to how this project may be replicated. Components are fundraising, recruitment, assessment, support services, training (in three phases: basic entrepreneurial skills, business plan review, management skills), and followup. Appendixes, amounting to approximately one-half of the guide, contain a sample curriculum outline, extensive resource information, a sample business plan, rating scales for business aptitude, and sample forms. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.