GHA Training Series: Funding Your Business

In this session, we share ideas for funding your business start-up.  Each business and business owner has unique start-up needs, as a result most business owners combine multiple sources for start-up funds to launch their business.  We invite featured guests to share how they funded their businesses, what resources they recommend, and how they communicate their funding needs to meet their individual start-up needs.

Presented by: Griffin Hammis Associates 

Guest Speakers: Jane Jonas of Eyeth Studios and Lost River Vacations

REGISTER NOW 

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Creating Accessible PDFs

PDF document accessibility plays a vital role in the overall accessibility of your website. To provide an equal experience for all users, regardless of disability, you must develop all digital content with accessibility in mind.

Presented by Results One LLC

REGISTER NOW 

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

GHA Training Series: Business Structure & Business Plan

This session touches on two pivotal parts of starting a business: choosing a business structure & navigating the business plan.  In this time together, we will provide a brief overview of the common business structures, important benefit considerations for choosing a business structure, and an overview and importance of a business plan. We’ll learn and understand how our featured guests chose a business structure that best serves them and how they use their business plan as working document to help them grow and maintain their business.

Presented by Griffin Hammis Associates

Guest Speakers:

REGISTER NOW 

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Social Media Accessibility

The content you deliver via social media should be accessible. However, social media platforms don’t always make it easy to add alternative text or consider other disabilities like hearing impairment or loss, visual impairment or loss, distractions, etc. In this workshop, you will learn tips to make your social media content as compliant as possible so everyone can participate.

Presented by Results One LLC

REGISTER NOW 

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

GHA Training Series: Business Feasibility & Creating a Plan

Once a person identifies a business idea that fits, they need to determine if the business idea has the potential to succeed. This session explains the information that needs to be gathered to assess the feasibility of a business, strategies for supporting a person with a disability and their employment team with gathering the information, and steps for evaluating the results to ensure that the proposed concept is both viable and meets the person’s ideal conditions for employment.  In this session, we invite featured guests to shift the mindsets of attendees to think differently about providing business feasibility processes and supports to reach business viability.

Presented by Griffin-Hammis Associates 

Guest Speaker:

REGISTER NOW 

ASL interpretation and captioning (CART) will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 4: CDFI and Founder Experiences

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. Come and join us for the fourth of the five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs with disabilities looking for information on accessing capital and how CDFI lending differs from that of traditional banks
  • CDFIs with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion who wish to ensure they are meeting the needs of business owners with disabilities
  • Entrepreneurial and other support organizations looking for information to assist their customers to access capital and other financial health supports.

Register Now

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 3: CDFI and Founder Experiences

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. Come and join us for the third of the five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

Special Guest: Angela Neira and Markus Larsson of Life Asset

Who should attend:

  • Entrepreneurs with disabilities looking for information on accessing capital and how CDFI lending differs from that of traditional banks
  • CDFIs with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion who wish to ensure they are meeting the needs of business owners with disabilities
  • Entrepreneurial and other support organizations looking for information to assist their customers to access capital and other financial health supports.

Register Now

ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Please check back 1-2 weeks after the live webinar to view a recording of the webinar and to download the slides from the presentation.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 2: CDFI and Founder Experiences

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. This is the 2nd session in a five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

Special Guests:

Watch the Recording

ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Entrepreneurship, Disability, and CDFIs: Session 1: Introduction to CDFIs

Accessing capital can be essential for business growth, yet many founders with disabilities report experiencing significant barriers. This is the first session in a five-part webinar series to hear from Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who have found ways to increase inclusion and from disability owned businesses on how they obtained the capital they needed.

Featured Guest: Pam and Andrew Porter, National Disability Finance Coalition

Watch the Recording

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Deafhood Training Part 3: Communicating Effectively

Presented by: Gallaudet Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute

The Dos and Don’ts of including Deaf and hard of hearing people in your meetings on Zoom and in-person meetings. Tips and strategies to maximize communication effectiveness in meetings so that everyone feels included — not left behind.

View the Recording

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

GHA Training Series: Business Concept Development & Discovering Your Business

This session dives into strategies for identifying a business concept that fits the person. The session will focus primarily on the Discovery process and explain how it can be used to identify business concepts that are based on a person’s skill, passion, and conditions of employment. Featured guests will discuss their natural supports, their experience in identifying a business concept, essential resources, tools, and other Discovery “how-to’s” that attendees can implement immediately with their organizational services or their businesses.

Presented by Molly Sullivan and Ciara Ladroma, Griffin-Hammis Associates

Guest Speakers:

Watch the Archive

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and captioning (CART) will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

GHA Training Series: Net Earnings from Self-Employment and SSI/Medicaid

This session will explain how net earnings from self-employment (NESE) affects SSI, and how an SSI beneficiary can have more income when self-employed. When explaining the effect of NESE on SSI, this session will provide a brief explanation of the SSI work incentives. This session will also provide a general explanation of the affect NESE has on Medicaid.

Watch the Recording

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and captioning (CART) will be provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

GHA Training Series: Building Your Team

Building an effective team is critical for success with any self-employment venture, whether the potential business owner has a disability or not. This session will provide viewers with a map of the common self-employment team members supporting people with disabilities, and tips for finding those resources in different cities and towns. Featured guests will share their experience in assembling and leading a team made up of professional and personal connections that made their businesses possible.

Presented by: Griffin Hammis Associates 

Guest Speakers:

Watch the Recording

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and captioning were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Disability-Sensitivity Session 9: Social Media and Accessibility

The content you deliver via social media should be accessible. However, social media platforms don’t always make it easy to add alternative text or consider other disabilities like hearing impairment or loss, visual impairment or loss, distractions, etc. In this workshop, you will learn tips to make your social media content as compliant as possible so everyone can participate.

Watch the Recording

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and live captioning (CART) was provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

Disability Awareness and Sensitivity Series: Session 10- Creating Accessible PDF’s

PDF document accessibility plays a vital role in the overall accessibility of your website. To provide an equal experience for all users, regardless of disability, you must develop all digital content with accessibility in mind.

Watch the Archive 

Download the Slides

ASL interpretation and live captioning (CART) were provided during the session. If you have any accessibility requests or questions, please email ajones@ndi-inc.org.

MENU