Claflin University, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, India
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This project addresses business and innovation in the area of women's family-based entrepreneurship in West Bengal. Promoting the growth of sustainable small businesses led by women will be the focus of this project.
Claflin University, a non-profit private university in Orangeburg, SC, U.S.A. and Visva Bharati University in West Bengal, India present this proposal for a one-year project in promoting women’s family-based entrepreneurship in West Bengal. The proposed Claflin University-Visva Bharati University project will address the small business development needs of women and their family members who work with them. There are six proposed activities of this project to be conducted over twelve months. These project activities will benefit the state of West Bengal in India in increasing women’s entrepreneurship. The training programs should have tangible impacts on job creation and entrepreneurship. For the benefit of the region in the U.S, where Claflin University is located, project staff will explore the prospects of offering a similar training program for women’s family-based small businesses. The project will also expand academic research on entrepreneurship among faculty and students in both institutions.