Getting Down to Business:
     A Blueprint for Creating and Supporting Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

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            THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

                        Table of Contents

                        Executive Summary

      Business Ownership: Cornerstone of the American Dream

               Open for Business: Profiles of Five Successful Entrepreneurs

  1. Eagle Communications, Inc.

  2. Totalily Water Gardens

  3. Universal Low Vision Aids, Inc.

  4. Access Travel

  5. Eaton Equestrian Centre

                Overview of the Business Planning Process

                            Useful Web Sites

      Building Blocks for Success: Policies, Programs, and Practices

    Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities:
                A Status Report from the Blue Ribbon Panel

                              Introduction
                    Training and Technical Assistance
                                 Finance
                            Government Policy

                               APPENDICES

                Complete Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendations

                          Roster of Participants

                                Endnotes

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                            Executive Summary

        People with disabilities are increasingly turning to small business ownership to improve their economic status, take control of their lives, and hopefully, to reduce or eliminate the need for benefits from government programs.

        Small businesses are the driving force behind the nation's economic growth, providing, for example, virtually all the new jobs created 1992 and 1996. The structure of America's businesses.