The Self-Employment Learning Lab

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You are in control.

One in seven persons with a disability will pursue entrepreneurship in their lifetime.

We are here for them.

About Us

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

  • Ongoing mentorship

  • Micro-funding

  • Office space

  • Marketing support and online presence

 

...and more

"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. 

26

Entrepreneurs have enrolled in our programs

17

Total business plans have been completed and reviewed

13

Entrepreneurs have been funded through the program