Archives for Entrepreneurship

Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship

The Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship (FCE) is part of the Hadley School for the Blind Adult Continuing Education Program. The goal of this new initiative is to provide individuals who are blind or visually impaired with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities to enable them to advance in their careers or to successfully launch and […]

Rob Crawford: A Learning Disability Drives Passionate and Effective Advocacy

Rob is the co-founder of the Life Development Institute (LDI) starting it out of his home in 1982 as a day program for adults with hidden disabilities needing job training and independent living skills. And as a man with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Rob is well acquainted with the consequences of disability in the […]

John Little: Resume/CV Business Opportunities

John Little is an Australian based business professional who has conceived, developed and driven several businesses in Australia. He is currently expanding his Successful Resumes group internationally in America and the UK. Previously he founded and was the managing director of a successful boutique full service advertising agency and employer of a multi-disciplinary team of […]

Disability Means Business

“This website is a resource for disabled entrepreneurs who are self employed or wishing to start up their own business. In this website you will find useful articles, interviews, information on up and coming events and product reviews. “The aim of this site is hopefully to save you time and money when starting up or […]

Persons with Disabilities and Entrepreneurship

The United States Census Department states that twice as many persons with disabilities are starting their own businesses as people who are non-disabled; something that does not surprise me one single bit. When you do not find the accommodations you need among employers – make your own. Around fifteen-percent of persons with disabilities who are […]

Global models of social entrepreneurism for people with disabilities: Report from WISE 2010

This post covers promising program practices applicable to entrepreneurs with disabilities from the second World Innovation Summit for Education took place in Doha, Qatar on December 7-9, 2010. Nearly 1300 dignitaries, thought leaders, disruptive ICT practitioners, program planners and policy makers were provided with a more focused program with deeper debates, better internet access, WISE web TV and WISE Twitter feeds to push out up live updates. Read the rest of the story here!

Teesside student entrepreneurs getting motivated

Dec 9 2010 by Mike Hughes, Evening Gazette Pupils at The King’s Academy at Coulby Newham have had a week-long programme of workshops with guest speakers from a wide range of successful businesses. Sabirul Islam, founder of the global motivational company The World At Your Feet, told the students how he had been driven into […]

No challenge too great – Muhammad Ali Rafiq’s turning point

By Donna Yawching ~ thestar.com/primetime Fifty is the age when most folks start thinking of slowing down. Successful, settled, comfortable—this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of a lifetime of hard work. Not so for Muhammad Ali Rafiq. A year and a half ago, the successful entrepreneur sold off his business interests […]

Disabled activist, entrepreneur receives national award from Muscular Dystrophy Association

By Prue Salasky | November 7, 2010 Thomas Arrington III runs a green energy company, advocates for the disabled, and is the primary caretaker for his 3-year-old son Chase. “Use your quiet voice,” he exhorts his youngest son, while juggling a business call on his Blackberry and maneuvering a power wheelchair around the kitchen of […]

GNED shares hopes for future at US Business Leadership Network conference

Network members Debra Ruh, John Little, and Rob Crawford spoke in Chicago for the US Business Leadership Network conference last month. The luncheon plenary was delivered to an audience of nearly 400 corporate, business, and government officials at the premier US business- to- business conference dedicated to increasing the workforce development and employment participation of […]

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