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The Launching Pad

Exploring Micro-Enterprises for People with Developmental Disabilities

By BC Employment Development Strategy Network


The Launching Pad is a guide for those interested in exploring self-employment as an employment option for people with developmental disabilities. It discusses traditional approaches to business research and start-up, along with a newer tactic called "lean start-up."

Although some of the technical advice relates specifically to British Columbia micro-enterprise, the majority of the information contained in this guide will be of use across Canada.

"The BC Employment Development Strategy Network is a group of organizations working collaboratively to promote employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. This Network, was originally established to spearhead the development of curriculum to support competency and skill development in the Community Living sector, as it relates to employment." [Guide]

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This online article is in English


BC Employment Development Strategy Network
British Columbia, Canada

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