Experiences of People with Disability with microenterprises, self-employment and entrepreneurship

To investigate Australia’s disability entrepreneurial ecosystem, a team of 4 members operated the research to better understand the pathways of people with disability into entrepreneurship.

Australia's Disability Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The project aims to do the following:

  • Identify and understand the experiences of men and women with disabilities who own and operate private enterprises
  • Investigate the extent to which disability entrepreneurs are embedded in family and personal social networks and the role of gender in disability entrepreneurship
  • Identify the role of networks of disability service organisations in the establishment of, and nature and success of Australian disability entrepreneurship
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a two-year pilot program for facilitating new enterprise formation by men and women with a disability

You can now take part in the project if you are a person with a disability who is, or would like the opportunity to be, self-employed, an owner of an enterprise, a social enterprise founder or someone who identifies as an entrepreneur.

Please access to the full research report if you would like to learn more about it. You can also get more content from our Resource Hub.

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