Self-employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to get back into the workforce. Clients find that the return to work through self-employment is made more manageable through:

  • Flexible hours
  • Personalized work environments
  • A sense of control over their own destiny

EDP is for entrepreneurs who:

  • Self-disclose a disability or ongoing health issue
  • Live in a Community Futures service area
  • Have a viable business idea, and have demonstrated commitment through research, learning and planning
  • Have made a personal investment into the business
  • Need additional support to overcome a barrier to entrepreneurship.

EDP Services Include:

  • Business skills coaching
  • Mentorship & networking opportunities
  • Access to repayable business loans