Book review: Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities

About This Book

“Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities” is a comprehensive guide aimed at helping individuals with disabilities succeed in self-employment. The authors explore the various challenges and barriers faced by people with disabilities in the workforce and provide practical advice and strategies for overcoming these obstacles. The book offers a unique perspective on self-employment and provides valuable insights for individuals with disabilities who are looking to start their own businesses or become self-employed.

 

The Benefits of Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

The authors begin by exploring the many benefits of self-employment for people with disabilities, including greater flexibility, control, and independence. They explain that self-employment can be a viable option for individuals with disabilities who may face discrimination and barriers in the traditional workforce. The authors also highlight the potential for financial success and personal fulfillment that self-employment can offer.

 

Overcoming Barriers to Self-Employment

The authors then delve into the various challenges and barriers faced by people with disabilities in self-employment, including accessibility, financing, and marketing. They provide practical strategies and advice for overcoming these obstacles, including accessing government support and resources, seeking out mentors and networking opportunities, and developing a strong business plan.

 

Developing a Successful Business Plan

One of the key themes in the book is the importance of developing a strong business plan. The authors explain that a well-crafted business plan is essential for securing financing and attracting customers, as well as for establishing clear goals and objectives for the business. They provide a step-by-step guide for developing a business plan, including tips on market research, identifying target customers, and developing a marketing strategy.

 

Marketing and Networking Strategies

Marketing and networking are critical components of success in self-employment, and the authors provide valuable advice on both of these topics. They explain the importance of developing a strong brand and building a network of contacts, including customers, suppliers, and other business owners. They also provide practical tips for marketing the business, including using social media, attending trade shows and events, and offering promotions and discounts.

 

Conclusion

“Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities” is a valuable resource for individuals with disabilities who are interested in starting their own businesses or becoming self-employed. The authors provide a comprehensive guide to overcoming the challenges and barriers faced by people with disabilities in self-employment, as well as practical advice for developing a successful business plan, marketing the business, and building a network of contacts. Whether you are just starting out on your self-employment journey or are a seasoned entrepreneur, this book is a must-read for anyone looking to achieve financial independence and personal fulfillment through self-employment.

 

Book Details

Title:

Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities

 

Authors:

Cary Griffin and David Hammis

 

Length:

288 pages

 

Talking book length:

13 hours, 47 minutes

Click here for the second edition, in multiple formats, on amazon.com

Click here for the first edition as an NLS talking book, DB 56855

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