ERIC Number: ED309298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Developing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise.
This document explains how to take an entrepreneurial approach to the delivery of a social service. Chapter 1 defines relevant terms, including entrepreneur, profit, social service, and management and also discusses the nature of "value" and the changing public perceptions on the use of public funds. Chapter 2 offers guidance on how to select either a for-profit or not-for-profit organizational approach, write a mission statement, and use a corporation issues chart. Chapter 3 (and the rest of the document) assumes that the entrepreneurial approach was chosen and includes a checklist that covers 66 elements over 8 principal areas (accounting, budgeting and expense control, cash management, credit management, inventory control and management, purchasing, plant and equipment, and pricing) that will affect the ability of the manager to control costs of the enterprise. Chapter 4 describes how to establish a for-profit corporate entity and how to operationalize it. A start-up checklist, a hypothetical schedule, and job aids are included. Chapter 5 explains the application of basic human principles to entrepreneurial enterprises. The appendices contain the following job aids; a Value/Demand Chart; a Selection Issues Chart; a Stakeholder Input/Responsibility Chart; an Implementation Planning Sheet; and a Needs Assessment Worksheet. (CML)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Education, Delivery Systems, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Organizations, Small Businesses, Social Services
Materials Development Center, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.