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Self Employment Roles and Resources

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ROLES

Business development experts stress the importance of initiative and ability to complete a task.  They tell us that people who are likely to be successfully self-employed should not have to be “spoon fed.” 

However, taking initiative does not preclude being provided with direction and support. Developing the  business plan requires a wide range of skills and knowledge. That is why experts recommend you work with a business development consultant who to guide you with developing a business plan. 

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student family role

VR role

Business Development Consultant Role

The Business Consultant should have experience in developing business plans. Be aware, however, that this does not ensure that he or she will develop a realistic, quality plan. You should ask for an individual’s or organization’s credentials, interview past customers, and talk with local bankers or lenders.



RESOURCES

Essential Concerns for Promoting Your Micro-Enterprise is an online Power point presentation by Cary Griffin on marketing your business.

METTA - Micro Enterprise Training and Technical Assistance (METTA) at USF (from funding from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council ) was established order to create more employment options paying sustainable wages throughout Florida. The project offers entrepreneurial training and business plan development to individuals with developmental disabilities, focusing on the identification and creation of very small businesses.'

Enterprise Florida

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