Entrepreneurial Opportunities
for Persons With Disabilities
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Veterans Administration

  • Veterans Adinistration

  • What are some of the ways that Veterans can be assisted when starting their small businesses?

Disabled World

  • Advantages of Entrepreneurship

  • An article written by Thomas C. Weiss related to the advantages of entrepreneurship for persons with disabilities.

    1. In your opinion, what is the greatest advantage for a person with a disability to have their own business?


  • Businessweek

  • This Business Week article provides an overview of how to enlist persons with disabilities in the "Entrepreneurial Revolution".

    1. How can Entrepreneurship have a revolutionary effect for persons with disabilities?
    2. What are some of the greatest barriers for entrepreneurs with disabilities?
    3. How can these barriers be overcome?


  • Disability.gov

  • Disability.gov connects the disability community to information and activities.

    1. What additional information would you like to see Disability.gov post on their Web Site?

Disability Resources

  • Disablity Resources

  • DisabilityResources.org is a cutting-edge site for viewing disability-related material on the Web.

    1. How can the DRM Webwatcher be utilized to assist both aspiring and existing disabled entrepreneurs?
    2. What are the greatest strengths of the DisabilityResources.org website? What suggestions do you have for them?

Disability Info

  • Disability Info

  • The mission of DisabilityInfo.gov is to connect people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities.

    1. What technological breakthrough(s) will assist the entrepreneurial and/or employment opportunities of the disabled?
    2. Which reasonable accommodations cost less than $1,000 a year?

eSight Careers

  • eSight Careers Network

  • eSight is a cross-disability on-line community that addresses disability employment issues.

    1. How can joining eSight make you more marketable?
    2. What is the most valuable lesson that you learned from the eSight eLearning Center?

Foundation Center

  • Foundation Center

  • The mission of the Foundation Center is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.

    1. What is the most important piece of advice you can give our viewers related to fundraising and proposal writing?
    2. What is the value of the Foundation Directory on-line?


  • JAN

  • JAN is a federally funded job accommodation network and resource center for the disabled and employers of the disabled.

    1. What is the most useful feature of JAN for employers? The most useful feature for employees?
    2. Can you identify anything significant and relevant that JAN does not include on its site?

Office of Disability Employment

  • Office of Disability Employment Policy

  • An article provided by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) discussing self-employment as a flexible route to employment.

    1. What is the greatest advantage to working at home?
    2. How can jobs be created that can be performed either at home on a computer and/or over the phone?
    3. How can companies be encouraged to employ such workers?

Association for Service Disabled Veterans

  • Association for Service Disabled Veterans

  • The mission of the Association for Service Disabled Veterans is to assist service disabled and prisoner of war veterans by establishing a program to provide employment and work therapy opportunities.

    1. How can employment opportunities for disabled veterans be further promoted?
    2. How can the intellect and skill found within the physically disabled population be harnessed by providing entrepreneurial opportunities for the disabled to start their own businesses?


  • Women with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Project

  • This article is written by Paula Greenfield Washington, Ph.D. The article is sponsored by the World Institute on Disabilities and considers the Women with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Project.

    1. How can female entrepreneurs with disabilities network with other female entrepreneurs?

Work World

  • Work World

  • Work World’s comprehensive site of self-employment and small business provided. Work World is an Employment Support Institute of the School of Business of the Virginia Commonwealth University.

    1. What jobs do you feel could be best accomplished at home by people with disabilities?

World Institute on Disability

  • World Institute on Disability

  • The World Institute on Disability is an internationally recognized public policy center organized by and for people with disabilities.

    1. What should be done in your country to ensure that the disabled live healthy, productive lives?
    2. What types of products and/or services should be available that are either not provided or underprovided to disabled consumers?

Youth With Disabilities

  • Youth with Disabilities

  • An article written by the Office of Disability Policy (ODEP) related to entrepreneurship for youth with disabilities.

    1. How can youth with disabilities be encouraged to develop needed employment and/or self-employment skills?
    2. What industries do you recommend that young people consider entering?