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Customized Entrepreneurship

For many career seekers, the best means of contributing to the marketplace is not a standard or customized employment position, but rather by starting a business. Self-employment allows for the ultimate degree of customization based on the career-seeker's skills and the needs of potential customers. Customized entrepreneurship can take the form of a standard small business, a micro-enterprise, or a business within a business that exists symbiotically with an existing enterprise.

Self-Employment and Microenterprise: A Customized Employment Option

This article describes the key concepts involved in self-employment as a customized approach to employment for people with disabilities.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Resources on Self-Employment

A national program that assists people with disabilities to explore options available for starting a business by connecting them to expert resources and financial programs used by over one million new businesses each year.

Self-Employment: Sample Forms and Guidelines

Self-employment resource materials developed by the Georgia Customized Employment Project.

Online Seminar: Self-Employment

Web-based presentation by Nancy Brooks-Lane of Cobb/Douglas Community Services Boards on self-employment as an option in the customized employment process.

The Small Business and Self-Employment Service

Information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities. A service of the Job Accommodation Network.

Small Business and Self-Employment for Persons with Disabilities

From the U.S. Department of Labor.