MATERIALS FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE HANDICAPPED ENTERPRENEURS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$29,468.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1862
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Associated Enterprises Inc
120 Admiral Cochrane Drive, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
LEONARD A. BLACKSHEAR
INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
Leonard A. Blackshear
President
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH THE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY OF USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY AS AN INST INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR TRAINING HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WHO DE DESIRE TO START A BUSINESS OF THEIR OWN. THE HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY IS: USING VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY, IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP AN EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR A NATIONWIDE AUDIENCE OF NEW AND FUTURE HANDICAPPED ENTREP RENEURS, PREPARING THEM TO ENTER THE BUSINESS WORLD. OUR WORK PLAN INCLUDES: (1) DEVELOPMENT OF A SAMPLE TRAINING "PACKAGE" OF AUDIO TAPES, WHICH, WHEN SUPPLEMENTED WITH WH WRITTEN REVIEW MATERIALS AND A NETWORK OF "ON CALL" BUSINESSEXPERTS AND EDUCATORS, WILL TRAIN NEW AND ASPIRING DISABLED ENTERPRENEURS; (2) DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION OF AN IN-HOUSE TRIAL SYSTEM, INTERGRATING "VOICE MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY" WITH THE SAMPLE TRAINING PACKAGE; (3) EVALUATION OF THE TECH1862 TECHNOLOGY WITH THE TRAINING PACKAGE; AND (4) IDENTIFICATIONOF SPECIFIC POSSIBILITIES OF PROSPECTIVE CAPITAL COMMITMENTSFOR COMMERICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE SYSTEM. ONCE THE SYSTEM MIS SHOWN TO HAVE TECHNICAL MERIT AND FEASIBILITY, WE ANTICIPATE, DURING PHASE II: (1) DEVELOPING A COMPRE HENSIVE BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAM, AND (2) INTEGRATING THE TRAINING PROGRAM WITH A FULLY OPERATIONAL VOICE MESSSSS AGING SYSTEM.

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