Sunday, August 20, 2017

UrFU to offer course on business fundamentals for female entrepreneurs

Ural Federal University will hold course on entrepreneur fundamentals for women next month as part of the regional "Mom Entrepreneur" social project, which encourages self-employment among women who can combine professional fulfillment with caring for the family--a project funded by Amway and the business support center in Yekaterinburg.

The program, which provides women with practical knowledge on starting a business, begins on Nov. 5, and applications will be accepted through Oct. 28. Program participants will learn about the start-up process and required documentation, how to file finances and tax reports, how to write a business plan, stress management, time management and style and presentation skills.

The curriculum involves basic business cases, games and sales training, as well as meetings. Graduates of the course will be eligible to participate in a business plan competition.

A survey of Yekaterinburg residents showed that 88 percent of women were attracted to the idea of opening their own business, that 45 percent have tried but lack seed capital and that 93 percent would be interested in special entrepreneurship courses.