Start up your own business - A simple guide
My Name is Jason Rhodes
I am 24 years old.
I have a learning disability caused by the fact that I am dyspraxic and have mild autism, since then I have tried to always be in work. I hate being at home with not enough to do, as I always say “You can only watch so much daytime television”
Most of the jobs people would employ me to do were tedious and repetitive administration jobs. People seemed to think I couldn’t be trusted to do more challenging things because of my disability.
In 2004 I was really lucky when I saw a job advertised as the conference organiser for the North West Self Advocacy Forum for People with Learning Difficulties. I applied for the job, and got it, after being interviewed by people from the forum’s steering group. It opened foors for me that lead to me starting my own business.
This is my story and I hope it will encourage other people to go into business for themselves.