Delighted to be collaborating with Dr Paula Holland & Dr Cara Molyneux of Lancaster University to conduct research with entrepreneurs/self-employed/small business owners who are disabled or have long-term health conditions. We are interested in your experiences of setting up and running a business and any barriers you might have faced. We also want to know whether you found government/other sources of guidance and support for business owners helpful.
If you decide you would like to take part, a member of the study team will ask you to complete a consent form and to take part in an interview which would last up to one hour. The interview will take place in a private setting in your workplace or remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. To enable analysis of the data the interview would be audio-recorded with your permission. In the interview you will be asked about your experiences of working in mainstream employment (if relevant); why you decided to establish your own business; any difficulties or barriers you experienced in doing so; which sources of guidance and support you consulted when setting up your business; and how this guidance and support could be improved. They are particularly interested in finding out whether you would like advice and guidance from government/other sources which is tailored specifically for business owners who are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
The outcome of this research will also inform the enquiry currently being undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Inclusive Entrepreneurship chaired by Dr Lisa Cameron MP.
Visit the project website for further information:https://inclusiveentrepreneur.wordpress.com/
Alternatively call or email to ask any questions and to arrange an interview.
Telephone: 01524 524483
To find out more about the Inclusive Entrepreneur Network and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Inclusive Entrepreneurship please use the following link: