From Disability Blog: (click for full article)
Over coffee and muffins back in 1995, my sister, Chris, and I gleefully declared, “We should start our own business!”
Great idea, bet no one’s ever thought of that…in the last three seconds.
Starting a business is like building a coast-to-coast highway. Once the Entrepreneurial Euphoria wears off, you have to go to work. When you do, if you try to imagine how you’ll cross every hill, river or valley in your path before you move your first shovel of dirt, you’ll never begin.
You have to think, “I know I can build a road from here to the next town,” and then start digging. You have to believe that between your starting point and your first goal, you’ll get stronger, learn a few tricks, get some help and find some new ideas that will get you to your next goal.
Then, you have to be willing to work, solve problems and adapt to changing situations to stay in business.
In my experience, that’s how people with disabilities live everyday. If there’s one thing those folks understand in spades, it’s adjusting to challenges. And it’s a key reason why every employer, especially entrepreneurs, should not only hire employees with disabilities, but go searching for them.
But how do they find each other?