Springfield, MA, April 06, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has introduced a series of six Quick Start Guides designed to help community colleges launch high-impact entrepreneurship programs. The guides, which can be purchased through a subscription or individually, cover essential practices that will accelerate a successful entrepreneurship program.
“NACCE is all about providing top-quality information to help community colleges across this country develop entrepreneurship programs that will drive economic vitality and job growth,” said NACCE Executive Director Heather Van Sickle. “This year, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, the NACCE Quick Start Guides represent an important step toward fulfilling this objective. We are making these guides available to both NACCE members and nonmembers because we want to spread the word about how to build a strong entrepreneurship education program as far and wide as possible.”
“Because speed is a priority in a wobbly economy, the Quick Start Guides are written as an accelerant you can use to get your entrepreneurship program up, running and making a difference as quickly as possible,” said Ron Thomas, NACCE board chairman and President of Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount MN. “The essential practices presented in the guides are intended as a launching pad and framework.”
The Quick Start Guides include interviews with leaders in entrepreneurship education and numerous case studies describing successful programs around the nation. The topics covered by the guides were determined by a study NACCE commissioned to uncover essential practices for entrepreneurship education programs. The study used the Delphi method, an established, interactive forecasting process conducted by expert panelists. The titles in the series are:
Guide #1 - “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: The Role of Community Colleges”
Guide #2 - “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Building an Entrepreneurial Culture”
Guide #3 - “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Creating Community Partnerships in Support of Entrepreneurship”
Guide #4 - “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Services and Support Systems”
Guide #5 - “Helping Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Succeed: Non-credit Programs”
Guide #6 - “Helping Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs Succeed: Credit Programs”
The first three guides in the series have already been published and the second three will be published in 2012. Individual guides are priced at $29 for NACCE members and $35 for non-members. A subscription to the entire series is $145 for NACCE members and $175 for non-members. Information on ordering is available at http://www.nacce.com/?page=essentialpractices.
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the “entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com.