Starting a business: advice for people with a disability

Running a business as an entrepreneur with a disability - Omagh Music Academy (video)

Case Study

Claire Bowes, owner of Omagh Music Academy discusses the support and advice available to help budding entrepreneurs start their own business.

Claire lost her sight at the age of 15 and, with a lifelong passion for music, decided to start a business that offers a wide range of instrumental and singing lessons for people of all ages and abilities.

Here Claire explains how she used the support and advice available to help her create and run her business successfully.

Case Study

Claire Bowes

omagh music academy

Claire's top tips:

  • "Contact your local enterprise agency - they can support and guide you with marketing, finance and writing your business plan"
  • "If you want to start your own business ensure that you have a good network of support around you"
  • "You must believe in yourself and your business idea"