Maria Zedda, Director of Training at Wideaware, delivered a presentation at the 2007 National Federation of Enterprise Advice Agencies Conference, in which she and a colleague from the Enabled 4Enterprise Partnership spoke to a delegation of Advice Agencies representatives about how to offer their services to existing disabled entrepreneurs and clients with disabilities who are thinking of setting up a business.
It was an opportunity to discuss the challenges and rewards of providing inclusive services and how with a little planning, forethought and training, Business Advice agencies can offer accessible services to this expanding client group.
Wideaware are delighted to have participated in the event as they are a young company themselves and know first hand the challenge of setting up and accessing business services if these are not inclusive.
Maria said: “Hopefully, we are helping towards spreading the message to all Business Advice Agencies in the UK, that disabled entrepreneurs can be very successful and be very motivated if enabled to access services – they are eager to contribute to the country’s economy and demonstrate how financial independence can be achieved with some forethought and planning.”
To talk about how Business Advice Agencies can offer accessible and inclusive services through some forethought, planning and Disability Equality Training.