Support for self-employment
Are you interested in self-employment? Are you passionate and motivated?
Our My Business programme can support, connect and fund disabled people who want to become, or who already are, self-employed.
This could be your opportunity to finally create that business you’ve been dreaming of, or grow the business that you already have to the next level.
We can provide personalised recommendations, connections and funding for a wide range of business-related support services. These services may include business mentoring and training, shared office space, training, equipment, and help with the practical aspects of starting a business. These services will be delivered by specialist organisations, usually in your local community.
The type of support we provide depends on your specific needs and those of the business, so it is different for everybody. To see if you are eligible refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.
How to apply for support
To apply for the My Business programme you will need to complete the application form. If you are not already supported by CCS Disability Action you will first need to complete the Self-referral form and meet with a CCS Disability Action support person before submitting an application form. The application form contains questions about your ambitions and about the types of supports that would be most helpful to you. You can also supply any other information that you consider helpful, such as your curriculum vitae and details about your products or services. We will use all the information that you provide to develop recommendations for your support.
My Business applications are reviewed by the team that develops your Support Plan. A CCS Disability Action service staff member will then work with you to discuss and plan the implementation.
If you would like to learn more about My Business, get in touch.
0800 227 200
My Business is bought to you with support from:
For tools and advice from across government.
My Business Brochure Word variation ( 103 KB)
My Business - Self-Referral Form ( 390 KB)
Disability and self-employment book (PDF 428 KB)
My Business Application Form - Aug 2019 ( 392 KB)
My Business FAQs - Word format Aug 2019 ( 142 KB)
My Business FAQs -PDF Format Aug 2019 (PDF 402 KB)