This is one of the items that came across my desk. I though I'd post it in case anyone could benefit. Good Luck!
Business Leadership and Superior Training (BLAST+) for blind entrepreneurs is quickly approaching. I need to find some successful blind owners of businesses to highlight at this training, networking and leadership development event. If you know of any of the following:
1. Blind individuals who have recently had successful case closures because they became employed as a small business owner. That is to say, they opened their own business with or without rehab support… we need to know about them.
2. If you are a successful blind business owner, I would like to hear from you. If you know of rehab counselors or employment specialist or agency self-employment specialists I would like to be in touch with them. We have a few all-expense paid trips to the BLAST+ conference available. The BLAST+ conference will spend significant time this year providing education and networking for those who are engaged in developing business ventures for the blind outside of the Randolph Sheppard program.
BLAST+ will occur on September 21-24 at the Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional information can be found at www.blindmerchants.org. I look forward to hearing from any of my colleagues on this matter. Time is of an essence.