“Fact: Self-employment is a more popular choice among people with disabilities than it is with the general population. The Small Business Administration reported that 12.2 percent of the general population chose self-employment, and 14.3 percent of people with disabilities started businesses.”
I responded to a request for information on an article being written about business owners who deal with disabilities, so here’s the article, including my (very brief, in a nutshell, story). While the challenges I live with are not the focus of my work, these challenges have certainly influenced the choices I’ve made, and my perspective on life.
I am glad to offer encouragement to those who think they have few options because life has thrown them one (or more!) curve balls. The article offers lots of great ideas and information. My comments are at the very end. https://www.business.com/articles/resources-business-disabilities/
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and is the author of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, More Easy Walks in Massachusetts, 2nd edition, and editor of Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed. Just out is her latest book, Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. She has been a freelance writer for numerous local, regional, and national publications for the past 20+ years, has helped numerous families to save their stories, and has recorded multiple veterans oral histories, now housed at the Library of Congress. She is a co-author of the recent community history, Bellingham Now and Then.