The Association of
Disabled Professionals

Drawing on the expertise of disabled professionals to improve the educational and employment opportunities of disabled people

Launch of “Setting Up In Business? A Resource Guide for Disabled People and their Advisors”

The Association of Disabled Professionals has written and produced a plain English Resource Guide, Directory of Support and Quick Reference Guide to support disabled people who want to set up in business. It is intended that the guide will also be used by business advisers within mainstream organisations.

As well as ensuring that key issues are covered, such as tax, funding, mentoring and different types of business opportunity, we have also included stories from disabled entrepreneurs and their experiences of starting up in business.

The Guide was launched by Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Enterprise, Industry and the Regions, on 20th March 2007 at the British Library in London.

 The Directory of Support, which accompanies the Guide, was updated in January 2009 and there are plans to include a plain English business plan template in the near future. 

The Resource Guide Pack is available in a number of formats including large print, braille, easy read and electronic format.

If you would like further information, or you are a disabled person who would like a copy of the Guide Pack, please email for details.

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