Starting a business: advice for people with a disability
Starting a business as an entrepreneur with a disability - Little Grooming pet studio (video)
Claire Hamilton, owner of Little Grooming pet studio discusses the challenges and rewards of starting a business as an entrepreneur with a disability.
Claire had a ruptured brain aneurysm in 2008. This resulted in years of rehabilitation and a change in career. Claire decided to turn her love of animals into a part-time business, and created a successful dog grooming business, which she runs from her home.
Here Claire explains how she approached her business idea to ensure she could have the flexibility she required to run her business, as well as creating a strong customer base.
Claire's top tips:
- "Research every aspect of starting a business - from your business plan, tax, insurance and how you plan to build up a client base"
- "For anyone with a form of disability, you should seek help from friends, family and any support that is available to you - if you are determined you will have every opportunity to start your own business"
- "You must ensure that your business idea is something that you love and that will keep you motivated"