The Informal sector accounts for a large percentage of employment in developing economies because of the lack of modern wages jobs and very high structural unemployment. If this sector is to help address the problems of poverty and unemployment, then it needs to become more productive and attitudes to its role need to change.
Small Business Training: Developing Entrepreneurs in the Informal Sector is an entry-level business program aimed at raising the skills level of entrepreneurs and other members of the informal economy who have not previously had access for formal business education.
Educational elements covered, as identified by the World Bank, include emotional intelligence, cognitive skills and technical skills.
Small Business Training: Developing Entrepreneurs in the Informal Sector covers the following topics: a basic understanding of entrepreneurship and business practices; basic planning, budgeting and cash flow management skills; an introduction to marketing; basic communication skills, and an introduction of making presentations.
It is hoped that, by taking on the challenge of raising the skills levels, the development of entrepreneurs in the informal sector can be fostered, and poverty, unemployment and disadvantage reduced as a consequence.
Developing Entrepreneurs in the Informal Sector
About the book
Table of Contents
About the author; Introduction; Why training is important; Chapter 1: What is business?; Chapter 2: Planning for business; Chapter 3: Basic business finance; Chapter 4: Marketing; Chapter 5: Communication; Chapter 6: Evaluation and graduation ceremony; Glossary
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About the authors
Carol Dalglish (PhD, MSc, Dipl. Educational Admin., BA) lectures at QUT in the Brisbane Graduate School of Business. Previously Carol has taught, studied and consulted in Australia, England, South Africa, Europe and Asia. Her areas of expertise include leadership development, executive coaching, international issues in education and institutional development.
Carol has published several books and many papers in these and related areas. Prior to joining QUT, Carol worked as a management consultant and held a number of senior management positions in the public sector in Australia and abroad.