Enterprises' Training Focus
Planning, Financial Management, Marketing,
Business Plan Development,
Advertising and Sales
If you are a dislocated
worker with an active unemployment claim, you may be eligible
for tuition funding.
Contact your One-Stop Career Center for more information.
1989 Massachusetts has been sponsoring Entrepreneurial Training Programs
(ETP) for dislocated workers. As part of the statewide Rapid Response
effort to provide re-employment services to dislocated workers, ETP
provides intensive training and technical assistance to people with
a promising business idea and a desire to start their own businesses.
The curriculum includes:
on market research, marketing tools, strategic planning, networking
and community resources, sales techniques, time management, presentation
skills, and financial management. Volunteer guest speakers are also
brought in to provide specific technical expertise in areas such as
legal, insurance, human resource, and commercial real estate issues.
objective of the program is to assist participants in the preparation
and implementation of a specific, comprehensive Business Plan tailored
to each individual entrepreneur's needs.
important component of the program is to facilitate connections between
the entrepreneur and all of the resources and services he or she may
need to successfully launch and sustain a business. The purpose
of these programs is to create jobs and contribute to the economic
development of Massachusetts.
those who decide not to start a business benefit significantly from
skills gained in the program. Our follow up surveys indicate that
83% of those who found jobs following the program had wages at least
as high or higher than their pre layoff wage. In general, 87% of program
graduates, whether business owners or employees, indicated a very
high level of job satisfaction.