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People with Disabilities 

Q How has owning a business helped you in your personal life?

AThis question elicited an almost unanimous response related to building personal self-confidence and earning the respect of others. During these discussions, it was obvious that many of these business owners have deeply held personal stories concerning their self-worth. Having their own enterprise represents a critical step in proving themselves as adults.

Several owners said that they had felt people in the community saw them as incompetent or perhaps to be pitied. They believe that business ownership changed this perception almost immediately. One owner said that although he has limited speech, customers regularly notice his enthusiasm and passion for his business service. He has many repeat customers, because he shares his customers' interests on an "even playing field." Several other entrepreneurs noted that they have new friends and money to participate socially. They said that their families now see them as contributors.

 


 

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