Disability.gov’s Guide to Self-Employment & Starting a Small Business

Many people choose self-employment and entrepreneurship as a way to make money and become financially independent. Starting a home-based business, for example, can be a great opportunity for people with disabilities to increase their income, while avoiding transportation barriers or a lengthy commute to a job. To find out if self-employment may be a good option for you, start off by reading Is Entrepreneurship for You? Then check out the sections below to get answers to your questions about becoming your own boss! Also, be sure to visit Disability.gov’s Self-Employment section for more resources.

Here are a few “quick links” to get you started:

The resources below contain information about writing a business plan, financing a small business, how vocational rehabilitation can help you become self-employed and organizations and programs that can help you turn a business idea into a reality:


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