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Creating my own work in Wanaka

How to create my own work | building a micro-enterprise

Please note this is a two day event (7 & 8 December)

For many people, obtaining and maintaining paid employment is a considerable challenge.  While we believe this pursuit should not be abandoned, we have also seen great, life changing success, with people creating their own work by creating a small (micro) business.

Small business is one of humanities oldest forms of economic trade. This model has been used successfully for decades in international development as a reliable way of helping ‘to lift’ people out of poverty. It also works beautifully for people living with disabilities.

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how other disabled people have created their own work.
  • Be provided with many examples of what others have done.
  • Learn about the five key aspects of micro-business development.
  • Spend time thinking through what you could do & who will help.
  • Meet at least one successful, real life, disabled entrepreneur.
  • Meet other likeminded people.
  • Be inspired to take action.

One of the lessons of supporting people to create and sustain their own work is that they need assistance.  Every person who wishes to explore this option will require the dedicated assistance of at least one other person. We believe that this workshop will be of most benefit to potential entrepreneurs when they attend with ‘their person’.  That way, both people can explore and strategise together, and the chance of success is greatly increased. This event is delivered from the perspective of what is required of the families, supporters, allies, staff and agencies.   It has a great deal of very practical application.


St Johns Wanaka, 4 Link Way, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

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07 December 2022


9:30 am - 3:30 pm


020 4166 2514
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