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:
- Financing Your Business
- Find Help Near You to Start a Small Business
- 10 Steps to Starting a Business
- Small Business Resources from USA.gov
- Free Online Course on Building a Website for Your Business
- Finding a Business Mentor or Counselor
- Small Business Resources for People with Disabilities
- Avoiding Home-Based Business Scams
- Search SBA Lenders
- Finding Your Local Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
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:
- Where Can I Get Advice on Starting a Business?
- Where Can I Find Information about Writing a Business Plan?
- Where Can I Get Financing to Start a Small Business?
- What Do I Need to Know about Starting a Home-Based Business?
- What are Business Incubators?
- How Does Being Self-Employed Affect My Social Security Disability Benefits?
- Is There Help for Veterans Who Want to Start a Small Business?
- Where Can I Find Information for Young People Interested in Entrepreneurship?