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  • 2008 NJ APSE Conference Facing the Future XVI March 14, 2008
  • 2008 NJ APSE Conference Facing the Future XVI March 14, 2008
  • 2008 NJ APSE Conference Facing the Future XVI March 14, 2008
  • 2008 NJ APSE Conference Facing the Future XVI March 14, 2008
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    • 1. Self-Employment for People with Disabilities
    • 2. Why Start Your Own Business?
      • You want to do what you enjoy most.
      • You want to be your own boss.
      • You want financial independence.
      • You want creative freedom.
      • You want to fully use your skills and knowledge.
      • You want to work from home.
    • 3. Do I Have What It Takes?
      • Are you a self-starter?
      • Do you get along well people and different personalities?
      • Are you good at making decisions?
      • Are you able to plan and organize your time and projects well?
      • Are you a hard worker?
      • How will I balance my business and my family?
    • 4. Qualities of the Successful Small Business Owner?
      • Passionate
      • Decisive
      • Self Starter
      • Confident
      • Flexible
      • Resilient
      • Risk Taker
      • Reliable
      • Creative
      • Commitment
    • 5. What Type of Business Do I want to Start ?
      • Questions to Consider?
        • What do I like to do with my time?
        • What skills have I learned or developed?
        • What do others say I am good at?
        • How much time do I have to run a successful business?
        • Do I have any hobbies or interests that are marketable?
    • 6. So You Want to Start Your Own Business…
    • 7. 9/04
    • 8. 10/04
    • 9. 11/04
    • 10. 11/04
    • 11. The Big Grand Opening! 11/04
    • 12. So You Want to Start Your Own Business??? The Big Closing! 2/06
    • 13. What Type of Business Do I want to Start ?
      • Home Based Business
      • Internet Based Business
      • Store Front/Brick & Mortar
      • Other…
    • 14. What Type of Business Do I want to Start ?
      • Do I want to start a business on my own?
      • Do I want a partner? Several partners?
      • Will it be an independently owned business or…
      • … do I want to buy a franchise?
      ? ? ?
    • 15. Can I Answer These Questions About My Business Idea?
      • Is my idea practical and will it fill a need?
      • What is my competition?
      • What is my business advantage over my competition?
      • Can I deliver a better quality service?
      • Can I create a demand for my business?
      • Do I have the necessary funds & financing?
    • 16. Can I Answer These Questions About My Business Idea?
      • Is my idea practical and will it fill a need?
      • What is my competition?
      • What is my business advantage over my competition?
      • Can I deliver a better quality service?
      • Can I create a demand for my business?
      • Do I have the necessary funds & financing?
    • 17. Self-Employment for People with Disabilities
    • 18. Small Business Financing
      • Questions to Consider:
        • How much money will I need to start my business?
        • Where will I get it?
        • How will I use this money?
        • When do I have to repay it?
    • 19. Small Business Financing
      • Important Lender Considerations of Applicant
        • Credit History/Score
        • Available Cash
        • Borrowers Collateral
        • Work History:
          • Relevant Work Experience
          • Managerial Experience
    • 20. Small Business Financing
      • Possible Financial Resources
        • Self-financing
        • Bank loans
        • Credit card debt
        • Family & Friends
        • Investors
        • Grants
    • 21. Putting It All On Paper?
      • Developing a Business Plan
        • Do I need to write a business plan?
        • Is it hard to write?
        • When should I write it?
        • Who will see it?
        • What should be in the business plan?
        • How long should it be?
    • 22. Business Plan Basics
      • Executive Summary
      • Market Analysis
      • Company Description
      • Organization & Management
      • Marketing & Sales Management
      • Service or Product Line
      • Funding Request
      • Financials
      • Appendix
    • 23. Why Do Small Businesses Fail ?
      • Insufficient Planning
      • Inadequate Experience
      • Poor Location
      • Competition
      • Inadequate Marketing & Advertising
      • Unrealistic Expectations
      • Lack of Money
    • 24. General Small Business Resources
      • www.sba.gov
      • www.njsbdc.com
      • www.state.nj.us/njbusiness
      • www.valleynationalbank.com
      • www.smallbusiness.com
      • www.entrepreneur.com
    • 25. Disability Related Small Business Resources
      • www.dol.gov/odep
      • www.jan.wvu.edu/SBSES
      • www.disabilityinfo.gov
      • http:// lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/dvrs/DVRIndex.html
      • http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/smbus.htm
    • 26. Anthony Camuso Director of Operations Partnerships for People, Inc. 748 Morris-Essex Tpk. Short Hills, NJ 07078 973-467-9808 x.114 [email_address] Thanks for your Participation!