Self Employment Services

  • Are you interested in becoming self-employed?

  • Have you ever had an idea that you want to turn into a business?

If you answered yes, DOR self-employment services could be right for you!

DOR is committed to helping interested individuals who are seeking to become small business owners or entrepreneurs in exploring and implementing innovative strategies to start, run, and grow a business.

Make some popcorn, grab a seat, and enjoy viewing the new release of the "A New Pathway to Self-Employment" Video (3:10 minutes)!


Types of Services

DOR is committed to helping you discover how to start, run, and grow a proposed small business, by providing the following:

  • Support in developing a viable business concept; and then preparing a proposed small business summary or small business plan.
  • Short, focused training to update skills or required certifications.
  • Technical assistance to learn or improve your financial literary and money management skills, or other business skills.
  • QuickBooks software or other training to develop financial projections of the income and expenses and a profit and loss statement.
  • Identification and provision of accommodations and supports during business startup (e.g., Small Business Consultant or Small Business Mentor).
  • Referral and information about resources for ongoing services and supports after DOR services end.
  • Funding for initial business license application fees.
  • Startup goods/inventory for first 6 months of business operation.

Getting Started

Self-Employment services are available to all potentially eligible students and eligible individuals being served by DOR. To begin services with DOR please go to the “Get Started” tab at the top of the page.