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Small Business Toolkit

Discover valuable information and resources to help small businesses build talent pipelines, address workforce needs, and gain insights into recruiting, hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities.

The purpose of this toolkit is to help small businesses build their talent pipeline and meet their workforce needs. If you are a small business owner or hiring manager, you can use this resource to learn how to recruit, hire, retain, and advance people with disabilities.

Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy and often are a key part of the social fabric of their communities.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, companies with fewer than 500 employees comprise 99.9% of businesses in the U.S. and employ 46.4% of the private sector workforce.

Small businesses have much to gain from the skills and talents of workers with disabilities. Research shows that being a disability-inclusive employer leads to many advantages, including diverse thinking, reduced turnover, and insight into a large and growing customer base.

Research shows that being a disability-inclusive employer leads to many advantages, including:

Diverse thinking
Reduced turnover
Insight into a large and growing customer base

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