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.
This article describes the key concepts involved in self-employment as a customized approach to employment for people with disabilities.
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 resource materials developed by the Georgia Customized Employment Project.
Web-based presentation by Nancy Brooks-Lane of Cobb/Douglas Community Services Boards on self-employment as an option in the customized employment process.
Information, counseling, and referrals about self-employment and small business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities. A service of the Job Accommodation Network.
From the U.S. Department of Labor.