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Disability Grants For Andrew With Broken Spine To Build Business Helping Disabled Like Himself

by Andrew Dennis
(Launceston, Tasmania, Australia)

Andrew Dennis
I'm a 52-year-old male from Tasmania Australia. I have three step kids (boys) all in their twenties who have all left home.

I'm currently living with my now ex-wife and two cats.

Disability Issues

On the morning of March 12, 1998 I crashed my car going to work. My disability is a spinal injury.

I broke my neck at the c6-c7 vertebrae which means I'm totally wheelchair bound with little hand function.

Financial Hardship

I am currently a taxi driver but with Uber breathing down our necks and fewer people using taxis I have to work longer hours.

I already do 80+ hours a week, which is starting to take its toll on my body, and ultimately on my wallet.

Because I own the taxi, I must always make sure there is enough money in the bank to keep it running, hence the long hours

Income Efforts

My efforts to try and save some money never seem to work, as fuel and maintenance costs increase.

I also need to buy another taxi, but my yearly income is so low I don't think the bank manager is going to say yes to a loan.

Specific Needs

I need a rather large grant or an investor who will hopefully let me run my business with their approval. I'm willing to work with them to make sure the idea is sound

Business Idea

I would like to start a business to help disabled people get back into the work force based on my own experience of being pushed towards a job I didn't like.

Just because we are disabled doesn't mean we should be told what we can and cannot do.

I want the people to tell us what sort of work they want to do so we can put in place the correct tools and people to help them achieve their goals.

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Mar 05, 2017
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Thanks again
by: Andrew Dennis

Thanks again for your input I will definitely have a look at your suggestion and let you know how I go.

Mar 03, 2017
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Worth checking out...
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Andrew,

The online business links I suggested are worth checking out, because for nearly any kind of traditional brick and mortar business, there is an online version that you can build at minimal cost and risk.

You can use the online version as an easy and inexpensive way to do a lot of preparatory work for what you would like to do off-line.

Feel free to pursue this however you like knowing that we're here to help!

Cheers!
Don Coggan

Mar 02, 2017
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Forever grateful
by: Andrew Dennis

I'm afraid my last comments may have sounded a little ungrateful when you suggested an online business. I apologize for that. I really didn't mean it to sound like that and I am very grateful for all and any advice I get in my journey to realizing my dreams to use my own life experiences to help others. Thank you for taking the time to read my comments.

Feb 19, 2017
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Wanting to help others
by: Andrew Dennis

The more stories I read on here the more confident I get that I could help them gain work this is a great site for finding out what people want to do.

Feb 17, 2017
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Thanks again
by: Andrew Dennis

Firstly I appreciate your feedback again but I'm not a sit-at-home kind of person. I did that for 13 years. My business idea is a more of a hands-on idea.The idea is to have a large workshop where disabled people can get hands-on experience whether it's woodwork, metalwork or electronics and then be assessed by experts to see if they can be placed in work of their choice, not someone else's.

I'm hoping that the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) here in Australia may help with funding but it still needs to be set up first. As you can see I have a lot to say and a specific idea of what's needed.

Feb 16, 2017
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Pursuing your business idea
by: Don from Ability Mission

Your story includes the beginnings of a business idea. It’s something to build on. So here goes...

I have an alternative approach for you to consider. It comes with a new page we added to the Ability Mission site to meet the demand for people with disabilities who want to start a viable work-from-home, online business.

We’ve researched this very carefully to come up with something that includes the ongoing support that is essential to making a go of it. Please check out this new page (sign up for the Free Guide and Strategic Mentoring also) and let me know if you would like to pursue this approach.

Work From Home Online Business

Personally, I think it would be good for someone like yourself because you’ve shown that you have what it takes to persist. The mentoring that’s available just adds to the viability.

P.S. If you sign up for the Free Guide, you’ll learn an amazing statistic about reducing the risk of starting up a business (or multiplying your chances of success, however you prefer to see it).

Feb 16, 2017
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Thanks
by: Andrew Dennis

Thank you very much for publishing my story. I am looking forward to working with you as I try to realize my dreams to help others like me.

Feb 15, 2017
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The Workbook is next...
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hello Andrew,

Congrats on getting your story published! In doing so, you've acquired valuable hands-on experience in responding to precise instructions, the very kind that you will encounter when applying for help of any kind.

You've now earned the right to access the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story as a springboard to getting the help you need.

Cheers!
Don Coggan

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