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Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities
by Cary Griffin and David Hammis and Beth Keeton and Molly Sullivan


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As self-employment becomes a viable option for more and more adults with significant disabilities, give them realistic, practical guidance and support with the NEW edition of this popular guidebook. Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start.  Read more...


 
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More About Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities by Cary Griffin; David Hammis; Beth Keeton; Molly Sullivan
 
 
 
Overview

As self-employment becomes a viable option for more and more adults with significant disabilities, give them realistic, practical guidance and support with the NEW edition of this popular guidebook. Updated with a new and improved assessment approach, more self-employment success stories, and the latest on policy changes and online opportunities, this book is your step-by-step guide to helping adults with disabilities get a small business off to a strong start. Youa ll discover the nuts and bolts of person-centered business planning, and you'll get concrete, step-by-step strategies for every aspect, from business plans to marketing to finances. A must-have resource for employment specialists, transition professionals, and individuals with disabilities and their families, this book is the go-to guide for turning a small business into a big success.
SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AS THEY:

  • discover their "personal genius" with a new assessment approach
  • build a thorough and professional business plan based on their goals and interests
  • successfully finance their small business using multiple revenue sources
  • market their business, from defining customers to advertising in a variety of media
  • maintain their benefits while navigating financial and social security systems
  • make the most of valuable support from rehabilitation personnel, vocational counselors, school transition staff, and community programs

PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Photocopiable planning worksheets, case studies that clearly illustrate the "how" of successful self-employment, and an annotated list of websites with vital information for small business owners.
WHATa S NEW
  • New, field-tested "Discovering Personal Genius" assessment approach
  • Up-to-date ideas on using social media and technology to develop and market a business
  • Completely revised information on person-centered business planning
  • Updated information about online business opportunities
  • Current policy information, including critical updates on Social Security
  • New success stories from across the country
  • More references to websites and web-based resources and information
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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781598574036
  • ISBN-10: 1598574035
  • Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 264


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