Guide

Starting a business: advice for people with a disability

Introduction

Starting a business can present a great opportunity for many people with disabilities.

It can help you achieve your career aspirations and goals, and provide greater work flexibility and financial stability.

This guide offers resources to help you start and grow your own business. It considers the impact of self-employment on disability benefits and specialist support, and suggests ways of overcoming barriers you may encounter when starting up your business.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. Contact them to get one-to-one advice from a business advisor and tailored guidance to develop your business plan.