A groundbreaking event for entrepreneurs and small business owners

National Disability Institute (NDI) held the national Disability Owned Small Business Convening on October 25 and 26, 2022. The convening brought together entrepreneurs and small business owners with disabilities, as well as entrepreneurial support organizations, policy makers, financial institutions and disability advocates from across the country.

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You can explore all archived trainings and videos from the Disability Owned Small Business Convening. Just fill out this short survey and you’ll gain exclusive access to all materials from the convening. Whether you are at the conceptual stage of planning a new start-up or are looking for ideas to further grow a well-established business, this convening has something for you, including compelling keynote addresses, renowned thought leaders and opportunities for peer learning.

Keynote & Plenary Sessions

  • Entrepreneurship and Me: Why I started my own business
  • Accessing Capital for Business Growth
  • Fireside Chat with Keely Cat-Wells and Diego Mariscal
  • Reshaping the future: A 21st century approach to investing in entrepreneurs with disabilities
  • Why didn’t anyone tell me! Things I wish I had known about building a successful business

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Start-up Sessions

  • Starting a business without money
  • Business structures: The what and the why
  • Make this the year of Your small business
  • Marketing in a digital world
  • Business Start Up: From idea to reality

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Growth Sessions

  • Managing Business Cash Flow
  • Entering the World of International Trade: Are you global ready?
  • The Role of Cybersecurity in Today’s Small/Medium Business Market
  • Obtaining Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) Certification: Opportunities and Impact
  • The Essentials of Marketing and Selling to Government

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General Resource Sessions

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Disability-Owned Businesses: Needs and Opportunities
  • Using the science of hope to achieve your goals
  • Essentials of Bookkeeping 
  • Advancing entrepreneurship: A pathway to equalize access and independence
  • Square Solutions: Tools for your business even if it’s not business as usual

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The 2022 Disability Owned Small Business Convening was sponsored by:
Logos for Wells Fargo, Cruise, Square, and JPMorgan Chase