No More Job Interviews!: Self-Employment Strategies for People With Disabilities

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No More Job Interviews is the first book authored by an entrepreneur with disabilities to offer business startup strategies tailored to people with disabilities. Step-by-step, it teaches how to optimize prospects for business success and self-sufficiency. It also gives human service agencies the tools to play a powerful role in the process by offering self-employment programs.

Doyel covers little-known opportunities and resources in growing a business that she has found in the for-profit and nonprofit worlds as well as the public sector. She also offers tips on the role of the Internet, both as a way of doing business and as a source of business start-up information. The book also includes four profiles of individuals with disabilities and their business plans.

The book is aimed at people with all types of disabilities and also at the professionals who can help them in their careers, such as vocational rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, job developers and supported employment program managers. It also is a tool for family members or friends who lend support to someone with a disability in his or her career quest.

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In 1980, Alice Weiss Doyel was unemployed, significantly disabled and uncertain of her economic prospects. Today, she is a highly successful entrepreneur and the author of No More Job Interviews! This new book offers self-employment strategies targeted to people with disabilities, the largest unemployed minority group in the U.S. today. The self-employment rate grows 20% annually, and people with disabilities start their own businesses at twice the average rate, yet few resources cover their unique challenges. The book reflects recent changes in business, offering Internet tips and business training trends. Also includes four business plans and profiles of individuals with disabilities.

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Alice Doyel is an entrepreneur whose central nervous system disorder began in 1975. She owns and operates Effective Compensation Incorporated, a management consulting firm, jointly with her husband. She has been a small business consultant since 1984, and prior to that had 10 years business experience in market research, sales analysis and retail. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University (Ohio) and an M.S. from the University of Texas at Dallas in Communication Disorders and has completed several Ph.D. courses in this specialty. Alice sits on the Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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