Self-Employment Steps for Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors: Helping a Consumer Start a Business

NETWORKING

Opportunities for People with a Communication or Mobility Disability

  • Distribute a newsletter with news specific to the business and industry.
  • Send thank you notes to new customers.
  • Offer special promotions to those who refer customers.
  • Network on-line. If appropriate, the business owner can use list-serves and chat rooms.
  • Send e-mail messages to keep in touch with customers and to contact potential customers.
  • Work with a mentor.
  • Telephone prospective customers.