I have an exciting announcement! I will be hosting a free webinar on April 4, 2018, as part of a series by the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). The series is aimed at autistic young adults (age 17-24) with an overall theme of fostering independence, and my webinar in particular will be about starting a business. Here are the details:
Starting Your Own Business: Turn Your Passions Into Profits
April 4, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT
Have you ever thought about starting your own business, perhaps turning a passionate interest into paid work you love to do? It might sound intimidating, but it’s not as hard as it sounds. If you’ve ever wanted to work for yourself, either full- or part-time, but didn’t know where to start, this is the webinar for you. We’ll explore the pros and cons of self-employment, as well as practical tips for getting started.
Topics will include:
• How to decide if self-employment is for you
• Defining your business and making a plan
• Understanding business structures and funding options
• Selling your own or others’ products
• Selling your services as a freelancer
• Marketing your business
• Accounting and tracking your finances
• What you should know about taxes
• Resources and tips for getting started
Starting Your Own Business: Helene Grogan is a late-diagnosed autistic woman who works as an AANE LifeMAP coach, helping other adults on the spectrum reach their goals for independent living. Over the years she has started businesses selling crafts, doing freelance computer consulting and web design, and publishing her own writing. She also worked for ten years as the office manager for a small internet-based company, which provided a great deal of insight into running a small, home-based business.