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Learn to Become and Entrepreneur through the Hadley School for the Blind

In a recent post by Anthony, he talked about the strategy of going into business for oneself as a potential response to an unsuccessful stretch of looking for employment.

I've known this approach to work for some in the past, and, since reading his post, I've come across a resource that may prove very helpful to anyone considering the path of self-employment.

The Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship (FCE) is part of the Hadley School for the Blind's Adult Continuing Education Program.

According to the website:

The goal of this new initiative is to provide individuals who are blind or visually impaired with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities to enable them to advance in their careers or to successfully launch and grow their own businesses. It was developed to address the 70 to 80 percent un- and underemployment rate among people who are blind or visually impaired.

This looks like a potentially excellent program for any blind or partially-sighted individuals who are thinking about going into business for themselves.

I've known about Hadley for many years, but I have never been a student, so I cannot recommend this program based on personal experience. I did inquire, and Canadians are eligible to register. If you have had experiences with Hadley in general or the FCE in particular, please share them in the comments.

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