As a service-disabled veteran-owned small business, AGi believes strongly in provision of resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners with disabilities.
Stefan Töpfer at the Small Business Blog has rounded up some great links for entrepreneurs with disabilities relevant those those in the UK. He reports that “there are over ten million disabled people in the UK and about half of these are working age. Statistics show that 24% of disabled people in employment were self-employed and 45% of those chose to be self-employed because they could not find alternative employment.”
In the States, the SBA targets a number of resources towards those with disabilities:
Entrepreneur Resources for People with Disabilities
Details important considerations for potential entrepreneurs with disabilities.
Important Considerations for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Outlines important considerations for potential entrepreneurs with disabilities.
Online Seminar: Self-Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
Introduces some of the critical factors in considering business feasibility, developing financial resources, basic business plan development and the identification and access to community small business resources for disabled persons.
Small Business and Self-Employment Service
Provides access to information such as the pros and cons of starting a business as a disabled person, counseling, and referrals regarding self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities.
Contains self-employment information and resources for individuals with disabilities.
State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Lists programs that help people with disabilities become employed, including self-employment.
Ticket to Work Program
Connects Social Security Disability Insurance and supplemental security income beneficiaries with employment networks for training and other support services needed to achieve your employment goals, including self-employment.
- Disability Groups Issue Statement on 23rd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act; Not Dead Yet Urges Nat’l Disability Council to Address Medical Discrimination (prweb.com)
- What options are available for disabled entrepreneurs? (sme-blog.com)