Entrepreneurship Resources

Vistaprint: business cards, marketing materials, signage, and more . http://www.vistaprint.com

SCORE - Volunteer business mentors https://www.score.org/

DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs https://dcra.dc.gov/

Weebly Website Builder: Create a Free Website, Store or Blog https://www.weebly.com

US Small Business Administration page on resources to help disabled people start, grow and manage a small business. https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/people-disabilities

ShorteTel page on BUSINESS RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURS WITH A DISABILITY https://www.shoretel.com/business-resources-entrepreneurs-disability

 Entrepreneurship: Is It for You? By Ardis Bazyn http://www.visionaware.org/info/working-life/working-as-a-senior-with-vision-loss/exploring-opportunities-for-work/entrepreneurship-is-it-for-you/1235

The Independent Visually Impaired Enterprisers (IVIE) http://acb.org/IVIE

The Carroll Center  http://www.carroll.org/

The Hadley School for the Blind  http://www.hadley.edu/default.asp

Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship at Hadley http://www.hadley.edu/fce.asp

US Small Business Administration http://www.sba.gov/

National Industries for the Blind http://www.nib.org/

Survey | Entrepreneurship: Is it for you? http://www.visionaware.org/info/for-seniors/continuing-to-work/doing-different-kinds-of-work/entrepreneurship-survey-is-it-for-you/1235

Bazyn Communications http://www.bazyncommunications.com/index.php

Entrepreneurship Survey: Is it for You? http://www.visionaware.org/info/working-life/working-as-a-senior-with-vision-loss/exploring-opportunities-for-work/entrepreneurship-survey-is-it-for-you/1235

The Value of Mentoring http://www.visionaware.org/info/working-life/working-as-a-senior-with-vision-loss/exploring-opportunities-for-work/the-value-of-mentoring/1235

Business Ideas for People with Disabilities - /www.commercialcapitaltraining.com/business-resources/business-ideas/business-ideas-people-disabilities/

Links from the introductory Disability Startup Network meetup at Library Express - May 20th, 2017

Fiscal sponsorship is a formal arrangement in which a 501(c)(3) public charity sponsors a project that may lack exempt status. This alternative to starting your own nonprofit allows you to seek grants and solicit tax-deductible donations under your sponsor's exempt status. You can read more about fiscal sponsorship here: http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Individual-Grantseekers/Fiscal-Sponsorship/fiscal-sponsorship

Meetup.com is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest, such as politics, books, games, movies, health, pets, careers or hobbies. https://www.meetup.com/

Eventbrite.com is a platform that allows event organizers to plan, promote, and sell tickets to events and publish them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site's interface. https://www.eventbrite.com/

Squarespace.com is a SaaS-based content management system-integrated website builder, blogging platform, hosting service and domain name registrar. The system allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites and blogs. https://www.squarespace.com/

Wix.com is a cloud-based web development platform that was first developed and popularized by the Israeli company also called Wix. It allows users to create HTML5 web sites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. https://www.wix.com/

WordPress.com is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. But in non-geek speak, it's probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. https://wordpress.com/

Drupal.com is free, open source software that can be used by individuals or groups of users -- even those lacking technical skills -- to easily create and manage many types of Web sites. The application includes a content management platform and a development framework. http://www.drupal.com/ 

Foundation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. The Center's stated mission is "to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world." http://foundationcenter.org/ 

Disability Startup Network shares the skills to reach gainful employment through entrepreneurship. If every disabled person who visits this website joins our movement, there’s nothing we can't accomplish together. http://www.disabilitystartup.com/  

Small Business Administration - Build your business plan: https://www.sba.gov/tools/business-plan/1?interiorpage2015 


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