09 Oct

A Research Window – Self-Employment for People with Disabilities

The number of peer-reviewed academic articles that are actually read by anyone other than reviewers, editors, and a small group of peers is often cited as being dismally low. This...

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22 May

A Farmer in Our Midst – An Interview with JAN’s Own Dr. Beth Loy

As the Lead Consultant on JAN’s self-employment team, I’m often fielding questions from individuals with disabilities interested in starting a business in agriculture. These types of businesses include a diverse...

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01 Mar

Guest Blog: Innovative Approaches — An Interview with the Owners of Picasso Einstein

JAN is fortunate to be able to use the JAN Blog as a vehicle for interviewing an organization, employer, individual, or business about how their work contributes to the employability...

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01 Mar

It’s Tax Time! Resources for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

“This is a question too difficult for a mathematician. It should be asked of a philosopher.” (His answer when asked about completing his income tax form).   ― Albert Einstein Tax time...

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15 Apr

Tips for Starting a Food Related Small Business

Many JAN customers contact us with an interest in starting a food related business. Below is a sample of the type of food businesses we have been contacted about: Food...

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18 Nov

What Kind of Businesses Do People with Disabilities Start?

At almost every event or conference I attend, one of the questions I’m frequently asked is, “What kind of businesses do people with disabilities start?” My response to the question...

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07 Jul

The Importance of Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities – Three Important Tips

Over the years, JAN consultants have fielded questions from aspiring entrepreneurs with many different types of disabilities and every conceivable variation of business idea. Frog farm – we’ve heard of...

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23 Jul

JAN Blog – Focus on Technology

The JAN Team focuses on technology – new and old – and its possible applications in accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace. Lyssa Rowan, New Media Assistant One of...

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29 May

What Are the JAN Consultants Reading?

Beth Loy – Principal Consultant I recently read Laura L. Hayes’ article How to Stop Violence: Mentally ill people aren’t killers. Angry people are. In this Slate.com article, Hayes discusses...

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30 Oct

Thoughts from JAN’s Co-Directors for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and this year’s theme is “Because We Are EQUAL to the Task.” While this month is a great time to raise awareness of...

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29 Apr

What Are the JAN Consultants Reading?

In what we hope will become a regular Blog feature, we’d like to share with you some of what the JAN consultants are currently reading. In our lives, we’re all...

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