Self Employment

Self-Employment Information and Training

Free Information, Support, and Guidance for Youth and Adults Considering Self-Employment

We hear about the benefits of self-employment: Be your own boss. Set your own schedule. Develop a personal relationship with your customers. 


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Members of the Indiana Self-Employment Advisory Council

It sounds good, but what does that really mean? And how does that work for individuals who may be receiving state and federal supports? We can help you answer those questions.

Opportunities for Self-Employment Training and Information 

The ABCs of Self-Employment: Sponsored by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, the ABCs of Self-Employment is a FREE information session about self-employment. You’ll hear success stories from Hoosiers with disabilities who are self-employed or who have started their own business. 

The Road to Self-Employment: After attending, if you are interested in learning more and want one-on-one support to pave your road to self-employment, you’ll have the opportunity to enroll in a two-day, in-depth “Road to Self-Employment” online training. This workshop, presented by experts, is interactive and designed for people with disabilities. You’ll learn about business plans, marketing, benefits, funding, financing, and more.

Both the ABCs of Self-Employment and the Road to Self-Employment will now be presented online, via Zoom. For the best experience, we suggest using a laptop, desktop, or tablet with a hi-speed internet connection. Interactive activities or videos displayed during the training may be challenging or not accessible on a mobile phone. Zoom links and passwords will be emailed to you after you register for training.

The ABCs of Self-Employment

Now online! Two opportunities to participate! Choose either:

  • October 7 via Zoom, 9-11:30 a.m., Eastern Time, or
  • October 14, via Zoom, 9-11:30 a.m., Eastern Time

You will receive the Zoom link and password after you register for training.

Register now!

The Road to Self-Employment

Now online! This informative training will be presented in two parts. 

  • Part 1: November 3, via Zoom, 10 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time
  • Part 2: November 4, via Zoom, 10 a.m. to noon, Eastern Time

Register now!