Starting a Small Business

The Basics

Do you have a great idea for a small business? Do you love the idea of having your own business? Would you launch your small business if you could just secure some funding? Well, it may be possible to make your dream come true.

Many people with disabilities have successfully started their own businesses, and in doing so, they have built a financial future for themselves. Often, people with disabilities have unique life experiences that can help inspire them to think of business ideas that others might overlook. In this article, we’ll show how some people have thought of their ideas, like a woman who noticed how hard it was for many people with disabilities to get their taxes done.

You may have a particular interest, talent, or ability and want to try being self- employed. From artisans to diesel mechanics, editors, tax preparers, babysitters, landlords, delivery services, computer repair, dog-sitters, accessible technology instructors, cattle ranchers, and clothing designers, thousands of people with disabilities have started successful small businesses.

The decision to start your own business requires a lot of thought about your idea, such as your economic situation, your disability, and how you can turn your idea into a successful business. In this article, we’ll talk about the factors that you should consider when you think about starting your own business. We’ll explore 3 key parts of creating your small business:

  1. Deciding whether you really want to start a business
  2. Developing a business plan
  3. Raising money without losing your cash or health benefits

We'll talk about each of these steps and the people and programs that can help you succeed.

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