Barriers for Disabled Entrepreneurs

In this week's episode Leyla talks about the barriers for disabled entrepreneurs and how we can all play a part in changing this status quo. Continue Reading Barriers for Disabled Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the 224th episode of the award-winning Diverse Minds podcast. It’s Disability History Month, so on today’s episode, I am going to be talking about disabled entrepreneurship and the barriers for disabled entrepreneurs.

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In today’s show on the Barriers for Disabled Entrepreneurs

  • Why I decided to make an episode on this topic. [01:28]
  • Statistics on disabled entrepreneurship [02:06]
  • Defining the terms entrepreneurship and disability. [03:50]
  • How disabled entrepreneurs are affected by society. [10:20] 
  • What workplaces can do to create disabled entrepreneurs [12:37]

Quotes on the Barriers for Disabled Entrepreneurs

  • Disabled entrepreneurs have proven themselves to be innovators.
  • 25% of small business owners are disabled or have a health condition.
  • Despite the barriers, disabled and neurodiverse business owners have proven themselves to be key innovators, as they are 28% more likely to create new products and services compared to non-disabled individuals.
  • At its core, an entrepreneur can be defined as someone who starts their own business.
  • Disabled entrepreneurs face severe funding difficulties.
  • There’s a lack of focus on investment opportunities for disabled entrepreneurs.

Resources to reduce the Barriers for Disabled Entrepreneurs

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