Easter Seals Self-Employment Services provides:
Assessment for self-employment of initial feasibility and key issues, including referrals to local resources
Individualized assistance in business plan development with a guide to development and referrals to classes or other community resources
Business plan review and assessment
Questions Easter Seals Self -Employment Services addresses:
Accommodations for Disability issues
Can the design of the work site and equipment accommodate the disability?
Is the business and activities required to operate this business appropriate for my disability?
Self-Employment as the best option
Do I have or can I acquire the necessary skills and knowledge?
Am I prepared for the challenges and time required to operate a business?
Do I have emotional, mental, and financial support from friends and family?
A feasible business idea
What kind of business will it be and who is the competition?
Is there a market for the product or service and can that market be reached?
Can my business plan be evaluated and updated?
What are my personal finances and credit options in relation to funding self-employment?
How much I have to make in order to break even and make a profit?
Do I have sufficient funding to start a business?
What are realistic business income goals?
What legal issues affect my business?
Do I have a “team” of support, with friends, family, professional groups, and mentors?
Will my business income affect my disability income or other government supports or programs?
For more information on Easter Seals Wisconsin Self-Employment Services, contact Julie Jensen at 1-920-431-0843 or