Self-Employment/Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement

This book presents a collection of nine studies which contribute to a more robust and richer understanding of entrepreneurship, self-employment and retirement in a diversity of settings, including the Netherlands, Canada, the United Kingdom, Singapore and the US, by drawing on both qualitative and quantitative data.

Self-employment Through Entrepreneurship Development

Employment of the employable manpower,an unavoidable gole of development policy,is best attained by a positive employment policy which involves matching of demographic trends and skill evolution with industrial and technological growth.The present work examines the changing role of self-employment in the national employment markets,dierctly wlth the help of statistics generated by National Sample Survey Organisation and Decennial Census of Degree Holders and Technical Personnel ,and indirectly from National Accounts Statistics.The book also focuses on direct component of employment policy, It lays bare the theoretical limits and empirical reality of self-emplyment opportunites generated by special self-employment programmes.

The Economics of Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship

As self-employment and entrepreneurship become increasingly important in our modern economies, Simon C. Parker provides a timely, definitive and comprehensive overview of the field. In this book he brings together and assesses the large and disparate literature on these subjects and provides an up-to-date overview of new research findings. Key issues addressed include: the impact of ability, risk, personal characteristics and the macroeconomy on entrepreneurship; issues involved in raising finance for entrepreneurial ventures, with an emphasis on the market failures that can arise as a consequence of asymmetric information; the job creation performance of the self-employed; the growth, innovation and exit behaviour of new ventures and small firms; and the appropriate role for governments interested in promoting self-employment and entrepreneurship. This book will serve as an essential reference guide to researchers, students and teachers of entrepreneurship in economics, business and management and other related disciplines.

The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship has always been a key factor in economic growth, innovation, and the development of firms and businesses. More recently, new technologies, the waning of the "old economy", globalization, changing cultures and popular attitudes, and new policy stances have further highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise. Entrepreneurship is now a dynamic and expanding area of research, teaching, and debate, but there has been no standard reference work which is suitable for both established scholars and new researchers. This book fills that gap. All the major aspects of entrepreneurship are covered, including: * the start-up and growth of firms, * financing and venture capital, * innovation, technology and marketing, * women entrepreneurs, * ethnic entrepreneurs, * migration, * small firm policy, * the economic and social history of entrepreneurship. This is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art research in entrepreneurship, written by an international team of leading scholars, and will be an essential reference for academics and policy makers, as well as being suitable for use on masters courses and doctoral programs. About the Series Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

The Economics of Entrepreneurship

This second edition of The Economics of Entrepreneurship is an essential resource for scholars following the current state of this fast-moving field, covering a broad range of topics in unparalleled depth. Designed to be used both as a textbook for specialist degree courses on the economics of entrepreneurship, and as a reference text for academic research in the field, the book draws on theoretical insights and recent empirical findings to show how economics can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. New topics, such as crowdfunding, entrepreneurship education and microenterprise field experiments, appear for the first time, while existing treatments of topics like regional entrepreneurship, innovation and public policy are considerably deepened. Parker also discusses new empirical methods, including quasi-experimental methods and field experiments. Every section - indeed every page - of the new edition has been updated, resulting in a rigorous scientific account of entrepreneurship today.

Born Entrepreneurs?

Immigrant Self-Employment in Spain

Are immigrants more enterprising than natives in Spain? How successful are migrant entrepreneurs compared to those who start businesses in their country of birth? How does foreignness affect an immigrant's ability to launch and to grow a successful business? This book explores the economic and social benefits that immigrants might derive from self-employment and the unique factors at play in so-called ethnic and immigrant entrepreneurship.

The Joy of Self-employment

Entrepreneurship and Education in a Changing World

Millions of people in this country dream of striking out on their own, experiencing the freedom and exhilaration of running their own business. Take control of your career, and do what you want when you want. Learn how to leave the suffocating 9-to-5 routine and set sail for more enjoyable and lucrative ventures. Learn how to strive and flourish in the new economy. Learn how to tap into your unique talents to gain satisfaction and success. Learn why our antiquated, institutionalized and politically driven educational system is obsolete. Learn why your college degree may now be worthless. Learn how to gain an education that prepares you for the future.

Self-Employed

50 Signs That You Might Be An Entrepreneur

Are you an entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are their own breed, unique individuals with very specific character traits and mindsets. In Self Employed, Joel Comm & John Rampton detail 50 different qualities that personify those who could do well as entrepreneurs. These 50 qualities provide a framework for those already working or about to enter their careers so they can decide if they might make it in business on their own. Not sure if the entrepreneurial lifestyle is for you? Or do you want to double-check on yourself to see if the business you have already started in congruent with who you are? This book is for you! Written by two successful entrepreneurs, this book will inspire you to follow your dreams and create your own entrepreneurial success!

Entrepreneurship

E-Book

The eBooks is authored by proficient Teachers and Professors. The Text of the eBooks is simple and lucid. The contents of the book have been organised carefully and to the point.

Competencies for Self-employment

Entrepreneurial Training for Ex-offenders : Trainer's Handbook, Phase I

Open for Business Migrant Entrepreneurship in OECD Countries

Migrant Entrepreneurship in OECD Countries

Taking a cross-country perspective, this publication sheds light on migrant entrepreneurship, discussing policy options to foster the development and success of migrant businesses.

Proceedings of the ASEAN Entrepreneurship Conference 2014

The very latest theories and research on the development of entrepreneurship are to be found in this book. It explores the factors affecting the performance of small and family businesses and entrepreneurs’ innovativeness, amongst other themes. Selected papers update readers on the entrepreneurship environment and reveal aspects of newly identified issues such as innovation for entrepreneurship educators, globalization, entrepreneurship thinking and traits, aspects of a knowledge society, Islamic entrepreneurship, green entrepreneurship and internationalization strategies. Readers may also engage with the theme of the financial and accounting environment for entrepreneurship, including topics such as financial assessment and diagnosis, modelling, hedging, fraud, bankruptcy and governance. Perspectives relevant to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) emerge in this work. The development of Islamic finance and networking effects based on ethnicity are explored, as well as the economic considerations that must be addressed by entrepreneurs in pursuit of any internationalization policies. Scholars and policy makers with an interest in entrepreneurship or small to medium-sized businesses or enterprises (SMEs) will find many valuable insights in this volume.

Halton. Employment Halton - Ontario Employment Services, Oakville Resource Centre - Oakville Resource Centre

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection -- for youth 15-29 years who experience multiple barriers to employment * paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Employment & Wellness Program -- addiction and mental health program offers 16 weeks of counselling, skill development and job placement opportunities to help you obtain & maintain a job * complete an online referral at www.halton.ca/employment supports

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Men - King Campus

A peer-led eleven-week psycho-educational group to enhance self-esteem. Builds basic skills of communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, and dealing with feelings. Runs twice a year.

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Self Esteem Group for Women - King Campus

A group for women who are experiencing low self-esteem. Assists participants to feel more in control of their lives. Program is offered three times each year in a 12 week series, each evening session is two hours in length.
Peer-led groups have discussions and undertake activities related to aspects of self esteem including:
* Effective communication
* Assertiveness
* Resolving anger
* Self-care
* Body image
* Making connections

YWCA Hamilton - Women’s Entrepreneurship Program - 75 MacNab St

16 week, business training and support to start or grow a small business.

Program includes:
* 10 weeks of in-class training
* 6 weeks of additional 1 to 1 business coaching
* Mentorship for up to 6 months with a successful business owner
* Assistance to access loans, grants and start-up funding sources

The Job Centre

Major services:
* job placement for persons with disabilities
* employment plans that outline the steps to reach a job goal
* job coaches who focus on keeping the job
* self-employment mentoring to test feasibility of new ideas

* partners with Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Centre for Skills Development, YMCA and Sheridan College on employment initiatives for people with disabilities

PATH Employment Services - Ontario Employment Assistance Services

Offers employment services which may include dissemination of labour market information, employment needs assessment, career planning, employment counselling, diagnostic services, job search skills, job placement services, developing an employment action plan, referral to appropriate interventions, assessments for disability-related accommodations and participant case management and follow-up

Mohawk College - Small Business and Entrepreneurship Certificate

Helps develop the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a comprehensive business plan and learn to effectively manage a small business. The full 1 year certificate program is available online through Ontario Learn.

Employment Hamilton - Ontario Employment Services

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the-job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Link – youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying human resource skills requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individuals employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Halton Region Youth in Transition Worker Program - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Designed to assist youth ages 16-24 who have been involved with Children's Aid or child welfare services with their transition to independence.
* clients may self-refer or be referred by community agencies

* Assists and supports youth to identify, develop and implement an individualized plan based on their goals

* Supports youth leaving care to identify, access and navigate adult service systems relevant to their needs and transitional into self-reliance, providing emotional support

Connects youth with existing supports and resources in the community, including:
* housing supports
* educational opportunities
* employment services and training
* life skills training, such as financial management
* health and mental health services
* legal services
* other social and community supports

The Job Centre

Major services:
* job placement for persons with disabilities
* employment plans that outline the steps to reach a job goal
* job coaches who focus on keeping the job
* self-employment mentoring to test feasibility of new ideas

* partners with Ontario Disability Supports Program (ODSP), the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Centre for Skills Development, YMCA and Sheridan College on employment initiatives for people with disabilities

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - YMCA Employment & Training Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

The centre primarily assists those who are out of work, and youth who are out of school to assess their skills and employment potential * various programs assist job seekers with their job search activities and on the job training.

Major Programs and Services:

Ontario Employment Services:
* an employment experience program
* candidates get the training and experience needed to find a job
* individual employment counselling
* job search techniques
* job placements (subsidized,unsubsidized and apprenticeship)
* educational upgrading
* career focusing
For more information see separate record here.

Pre-Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship programs:
* candidates experience the trades through free on the job training
* Program runs annually * recruitment begins in January of each year pending funding

Resource Room:
* self-directed access to information on careers
* training opportunities
* employment workshops
* job bank
* client phone for job search

Computer services:
Free of charge, available to those using for job search, training and education (including life-long learning) include:
* computers with Internet
* web-based e-mail * Microsoft 2013 Word, Excel and PowerPoint
* USB drive/flashdrive/memory stick ports
* FAX (sending only)
* free printing (max. 20 pages per day)
* scanner
* some sites, such as game sites, are blocked

Employment & Upgrading Preparation program:
* assists adults with improving their reading and writing to enhance their employment skills

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Ontario Employment Services - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Comprehensive employment and job search services * assessment of skills, interests and experience * job search strategies, including resume preparation * information about careers and occupations, local labour market, employment and training opportunities * on-the job training, work experience * help in maintaining employment * information and referral to other employment and community services

Youth Job Connection -- paid pre-employment training * job matching and paid job placements * placement supports for participants and hiring incentives for employers * mentorship * education and work transitions supports

Youth Job Connection Summer -- summer job opportunities and part-time job placements during the year

Youth Job Link -- youth-focused career exploration and career management workshops * job search, readiness and matching assistance for year-round part-time or summer jobs

Second Career Program -- skills training and financial support for laid-off workers

Services for employers -- help in identifying their human resource skill requirements * matching of workplace needs to workers' skills, capabilities, interests and experience * support for developing on-the-job training plans and monitoring of placements to support retention

Canada-Ontario Job Grant -- financial support for individual employers to purchase training for their employees * available to small, medium and large businesses planning to deliver short-term training for existing or new employees