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ERIC Number: ED461029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 135
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 0-7311-2664-5
Bridging into Small Business: A Program for Aboriginal People.
Kaufmann, Jill
This self-instructional kit is part of an entry-level training program that has been designed to support Aboriginal people in Australia in developing a business proposal and the skills required to achieve success. The manual, "Starting Your Own Small Business," includes information and activities that provide a thorough examination of the planning and preparation needed before starting a business, and includes individual and group activities, reading, writing, and discussion tasks. The 13 units of the first part of the manual --"Planning Your Small Business"--cover the following topics: (1) "Thinking about Running Your Own Business?"; (2) "How To Find a Business Idea"; (3) "Will My Business Have any Customers?"; (4) "Why Will My Customers Want To Buy from Me?"; (5) "How Will I Organize My Business?"; (6) "Business Skills"; (7) "Making My Product or Service"; (8) "Selling"; (9) "Budgets"; (10) "Pricing"; (11) "Getting Money"; (12) "Risks, Problems, and Assumptions"; and (13) "Ethics." Units 14-20 in the second part of the manual--"Keeping Your Business Books"--cover the following: (14) "Why Keep Books?"; (15) "Banking Systems"; (16) "Cash Payment Records"; (17) "Buying and Paying for Goods and Service"s; (18) "Sales and Returns"; (19) "Taxes"; and (20) "More information." The manual, "Back to Basics: Small Business Maths," includes seven sections of information and activities that cover the following: (1) "How to Use a Calculator"; (2) "How To Use A Calculator To Add"; (3) "How To Use a Calculator To Subtract"; (4) "How To Use a Calculator To Multiply"; (5) "How To Use a Calculator To Divide"; (6) "How To Use a Calculator To Work out Percentages"; and (7) "How To Write Numbers in Words." Answers to the activities are provided at the end of the manual. Many of the activities directly support the topics covered in the recordkeeping section of "Starting Your Own Small Business." The videotape is "Aboriginal Small Business Video." (KC)
Adult Education Resource and Information Service, Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($16.50 Australian for each gook and videotape).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Gordon Inst. of TAFE, Geelong (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia