Approximately 1 in 4 people in UK have a disability.
There are 10.8 million disabled people of working age in the UK and 44.3% of them are not employed. The majority of disabled people wishing to start their own business find it extremely difficult.
Many disabled people may lack confidence in themselves or their idea
Many have an inability to effectively articulate and communicate their idea
Investors are, in general, more sceptical about investing in disabled people
There is a general lack of interest in the market, on disabled entrepreneurs
Statistics show that when it comes to business, disabled people are less likely to start their own businesses because many investors are less confident about their capabilities. There are exceptions to this rule, but most investors are concerned even if the business idea may be interesting and profitable.