The Self-Employment Learning Lab
You are in control.
One in seven persons with a disability will pursue entrepreneurship in their lifetime.
We are here for them.
The Self-Employment Learning Lab (SELL) is a program offered by the Artfully Gifted Foundation to support entrepreneurs with disabilities. The program provides the following services:
Business plan writing services
Marketing support and online presence
"Believe that you can do it or believe that it can be done."
- Jerwayne Balentine, Entrepreneur, J-Epic Productions
Overview of the SELL Program
Complete an application with the help of a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselor. If you don't have one, we will help you find one while you work with us.
Work with a business mentor to complete a business plan writing course and draft your initial business plan.
When approved, you'll receive funding, support, and resources to complete a "Proof of Concept" for your idea.
With your proof of concept complete, you'll submit a final business plan for approval.
Once approved, you will receive ongoing mentorship and other wrap-around services to help your business succeed.
Statistics About the Program
Our foundation has supported entrepreneurs throughout each phase of the business launching process. Below are some of our key statistics.
Entrepreneurs have enrolled in our programs
Total business plans have been completed and reviewed
Entrepreneurs have been funded through the program