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Self-Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities

Training Resource Network, Inc. has released the book No More Job Interviews! Self-Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities by Alice Weiss Doyel. This is the first book authored by an entrepreneur with disabilities to offer Business Startup Strategies tailored to people with disabilities. Step-by-step, it teaches how to optimize prospects for business success and self-sufficiency. It also gives human service agencies the tools to play a powerful role in the process by offering self-employment programs.

Doyel covers little known opportunities and resources in growing a business that she has found in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds as well as the public sector. She offers tips on the role of the Internet, both as a way of doing business and as a source of business start-up information. The book also includes four profiles of individuals with disabilities and their business plans.

The book is aimed at people with all types of disabilities and also at the professionals who can help them in their careers, such as: vocational rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, job developers and supported employment program managers.

No More Job Interviews! Self-Employment Strategies for People with Disabilities is a tool for family members or friends who lend support to someone with a disability in his or her career quest.

Chapters include:

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Can Succeed
Who Can Be an Entrepreneur?
Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Training
Challenges for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities
Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Create Their Own Accommodations
Owner-Oriented Business Planning
Designing Programs to Support Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

For more information, contact

Dawn Langton
Training Resource Network, Inc.
PO Box 439
St. Augustine, FL 32085-0439
TOLL FREE 800-280-7010