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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

Serenity Now For Entrepreneurs October 23, 2021 155 5

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In today’s podcast, we are excited to introduce an incredibly valuable resource for Entrepreneurs.

Dugan Selkirk from Community Futures is the Business Advisor for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. Dugan has 20 years of experience launching and running start ups and consulting to those doing the same. Dugan is passionate about helping start up founders access capital to help their businesses grow.

The EDP Program assists eligible participants to maintain or grow their existing business. Dugan explains that this program is for any entrepreneur that fit the criteria below and that identify with a visible or invisible disability.


  • You have a self-declared disability or have been assessed as having a disability.
  • Your business is registered and generating revenue¬†prior to February 1, 2020.
  • You have the skills/training required to operate the business.
  • You need training or coaching to maintain or grow the business.
  • You have the resources or means to access capital to implement the strategies developed through coaching and/or training.


EDP – Participant Supports

  • Business Coaching related to business strategy, business plan development and/or specific challenges impacting the businesses future.
  • Business Training addressing skill gaps in business operation and management.

We are excited for you to listen to this podcast and share it with all entrepreneurs you know!



Community Futures British Columbia

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