Do you know someone with disabilities who has an exciting idea for having his or her own business, who has ever thought about being his or her own boss? MCST and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) are collaborating with community business partners to pilot the My Own Business (MOB) program that will begin in April.

The My Own Business (MOB) program helps individuals with disabilities who are interested in self-employment to become people who are self-employed. This program will help turn an idea into a business, with the right supports for starting-up a business and then growing it.

The pilot program is for individuals with disabilities who qualify for or are already working with VR. Individuals will work with VR to develop vocational plans and to learn about the VR supports available, including the potential to receive funding toward starting-up a business.

Once the self-employment decision is made between an individual and VR, individuals and their support teams will work with trained business consultants to understand the potential of the idea: Is the product or service something people will buy? They will also explore how and where to market their products or services; how to set goals, save money and budget for the business, and see how self-employment income works together with benefits (SSI, SSDI and Medicaid).

For more information, contact Molly McNeill at MCST at 603-352-1304 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..