ERIC Number: ED303570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-May
West Virginia Women Business Owners: Current Study and Trends Report.
Holup, Linda L.; FitzGerald, Kathleen M.
This report profiles current West Virginia women business owners and notes significant trends in the last eight years. It highlights a subgroup of women business owners, specifically low income, single women with children. These survey areas are discussed: industry sector, type of ownership, reasons for going/not going into business, planning time, status of the business, hours spent on the business, perception of risk, start-up and ongoing concerns, resources, capitalization of the business, home-based businesses, jobs created, prior experience of the entrepreneur, and demographic information. General recommendations are made, including ongoing oral and written data collection; development and use of audiovisual materials; outreach training and counseling; educators' promotion of the development and use of a business; development, analysis, and use of a written business plan by women business owners; concerted action for information transfer between the urban and rural areas of the state; and access to capital for women business owners. Specific recommendations call for (1) women business owner and educator awareness of market trends, (2) education about forms of legal ownership, (3) a better understanding of the risk, and (4) development of a network of associates to assist the entrepreneur. Data, the instrument, and case studies are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Data Collection, Employed Women, Employment Opportunities, Entrepreneurship, Financial Support, Risk, Role of Education, Small Businesses, State Surveys
Women and Employment, Inc., 1217 Lee Street, Charleston, WV 25301 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women and Employment, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia