In its first ten years, Easter Seals Wisconsin’s Self-Employment Services program has assisted over 600 entrepreneurs in creating their own business.
A recent survey of businesses started with the help of Self-Employment Services showed that 86% are successfully operating after one year or more. Some of our previous clients have even reported that the income from their business meets their needs to the point that they are no longer receiving disability payments and are completely self-sufficient. Other past clients use their business income to supplement disability payments, providing economic independence.
Many of the entrepreneurs we work with are not employed prior to launching their business; self-employment makes it possible for people to enter the labor market who may not have had any other opportunity to do so.