Thursday, July 14, 2011

Looking for blind/VI independent business owners

This is one of the items that came across my desk. I though I'd post it in case anyone could benefit. Good Luck!

Greetings Colleagues,





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.






Kevan Worley


(1-866) 543-6808


Extension 14


kevanworley@blindmerchants.org


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