Once you have an idea for your business, what next? Creating a solid business plan is the very foundation of your business. It will help you map every part and ensure you've done the research and planning necessary for every phase. But are traditional business plan formats still relevant to today's entrepreneur?
Technology has dramatically changed our lives and new developments and capabilities are being created faster than ever before. A lot of these new technologies function as assistive technology, benefiting thousands of people with disabilities around the world. And with an ever expanding life expectancy, the population of people with disabilities will only continue to expand also. We take a look at some of the most exciting technology and what it means for individuals with disabilities today.
It's important to have goals for yourself: both short term and long term. If you can't envision where you want to be- you'll never get there. Sometimes our dreams can seem unrealistic or out of reach. Or you may not be sure of what your dream is. But whatever you would like to do, it will most likely involve both successes and setbacks.
Have you heard of the new 'Ban the Box' initiative? It's aim is to improve ex-offenders employment opportunities, which have been bleak for many years. This could also be good news for some people with disabilities in improving their employment prospects.
Change is never easy, especially major life changes. It can be really daunting when considering whether or not to move onto a new job or career. Here are some indicators to think about when you're at a crossroads.
Being prepared for that transition is vital, if we are to be seriously considered for promotions (even though we may be considered to be “different” due to our disabilities). Taking personal responsibility for being ready to take the next step in our advancement can give us a jump on other candidates for an open position.