Self employment is an under used option by
individuals with disabilities to develop income and be self
supporting. Self employment may provide the flexibility needed
to manage oneís disability while generating an income. The NEBA
program is free to qualified individuals through the Social
Security Administrationís Ticket to Work program. Other
individuals can participate in the business development program
with a modest fee or as a Vocational Rehab referral.
NEBAís Business Development Center (BDC) provides an innovative
approach to assisting individuals with disabilities and/or
employment barriers in starting their own business. Participants
receive the necessary entrepreneurial training to write a valid
business plan and ongoing business implementation support once
the plan is completed.
The BDC program includes networking with the Small Business
Administrationís SCORE program and other BDC entrepreneurs
across the country. This networking support increases possible
business success from 30% to 80%, as identified by SBA data.
Individuals participating in the BDC program do so on a weekly,
one-on one basis, face to face or by phone. Program participants
can reside anywhere in the United States and must have access to
a computer with Microsoft office (Word and Excel)and have a
personal email address.
The individualized business plan includes:
* Three year projection of business operating costs and revenue
* Marketing plan to position product/service in appropriate
Once the plan is completed the participant can obtain business
implementation support in sales and client development specific
to the business.
To learn more about the self employment program contact NEBA at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-855-632-2975 x350, leave your name and phone number. Speak slowly and repeat your
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to learn more about NEBA and SCORE partnership
Individuals seeking employment as a home
based employee can find this type of employment by contacting
Employment Options using the following link