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Our Disability and Entrepreneurship report produced in partnership with Small Business Britain reflects the views of around 500 disabled entrepreneurs from across the UK.
This is a key moment in deepening our understanding of the barriers being faced by the UK’s disabled entrepreneurs. The findings in the report couldn’t be clearer - entrepreneurship is currently not equitable for the UK’s disabled founders.
The report found significant hurdles are holding founders back, including higher start-up costs, and challenges accessing funding and support. It also highlights the innovation, unique perspectives, experiences and ideas that disabled entrepreneurs bring to the business world.
“What strikes me the most from speaking to entrepreneurs during this research is the shift that is required from talking about deficiency and weakness to talking about skills and strengths.
"When we look at the journey of entrepreneurs all the way from childhood, through education, to starting up and growing, there has too often been a focus on what disability detracts from the entrepreneur, and not what the individual brings.”
Michelle Ovens CBE
Small Business Britain
Small Business Britain is the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.5 million small businesses in the UK – no matter their background or circumstances, their location, their sector or their ambition. Through a series of reports, events and campaigns, Small Business Britain champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK to foster growth and increased confidence.
Developed in partnership with Mental Health UK, our hub provides tips and guidance for improving mental health and building resilience to help set you and your business up for success.
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