Although entrepreneurs with disabilities can face unique financial hurdles, the benefits from self-employment far outweigh these challenges. In order to provide information for disabled new business owners, we are linking to a guide by experts providing insight on the options and resources available to entrepreneurs with disabilities. These include:
- Programs designed for entrepreneurs with disabilities
- Key steps in developing a business plan
- Building credit and funding your business
This guide was created in conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 to accommodate disabled readers and is compatible with a broad range of assistive technology.
This guide points out the many benefits to starting a business as someone with a disability such as:
- Financial Stability: You can earn extra income to cover medical and housing costs and gain a sense of financial independence
- Flexibility: You can create your own schedule and working conditions
- Well-being and happiness: Owning a business can provide one with a sense of purpose and self-worth
Programs specifically design for entrepreneurs with disabilities exist and are described in this guide. These programs provide access to special government contracts, training, education. A program for certification for a business owned by individuals with verified disabilities will give increased access to other funding and aid for increased visibility in your community.
Medical grants to decrease medical expenses as well as other programs that focus on helping people with disabilities enter the workforce exist.
Additional information on developing a business plan, building credit and funding your new business is available.
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