Are You Interested in Operating Your Own Business?


If so, DVR can help! We have a team of counselors across the state who specialize in self-employment. We offer a variety of services to assist you in starting your own business. Are you an experienced business owner? We can offer assistance related to your disability needs to ensure the continued success of your business. Learn more about our services and resources to get you started below.

Exploring Self Employment


Below are resources to explore self-employment and to develop your business plan:


DVR's Self-Employment Forms

When working with us to pursue your small business, we'll ask you to complete the forms below. Our goal is to help you understand all the ins and outs of owning a business. We can also help you obtain any needed small business training to ensure your success.

DVR's Business Plan Templates

We have a variety of templates to help you develop your business plan. You can use these or use your own! We also can connect you with a professional business consultant to help you through this process.

Resources for Self-Employment


10 Steps to Start Your Business (from the SBA)

Colorado Business Resource Book - an online tool to help get your business started

Colorado Enterprise Fund (Microloans)

CO Small Business Development Center

Disability Small Business (National Disability Institute & SBA partnership)

E-learning (free) videos and curriculum (CO SBDC)


Money Smart for Small Business

MyBiz Colorado - a one stop site to begin a business

Programs and funding for small business: Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Self-Employment Procedure and Training ManualPDF Accessible Version (CO DR)

Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Employment Guide: an online curriculum to help you get started in your business while working with VR


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Are You Ready to Get Started?


If you are interested in starting your own small business, we are ready to partner with you! Reach out to your local office to get connected.