Self-employment has many challenges and rewards and requires the business owner to have a variety of skills and “wear lots of hats.”

Each year, DSB works with a number of our customers to assist in setting up a small business by developing the appropriate resources as well as the business feasibility and plan.

DSB customers considering small-business ownership should ask themselves the following:

  • Even if I could find traditional employment, would I take on the challenges of owning a small business?
  • Do I have the personal self-discipline needed to run and operate a small business?
  • Do I realize that working for myself will probably be harder than any other job or boss I have ever had?
  • Am I comfortable working with finances and do I have the personal experience to show this?

If you answered “yes” to the questions above, then you may want to consider working with your DSB counselor on a self-employment plan.

Interested in owning a food service business? Our Business Enterprise Program can help you.

For more information on owning a small business, contact your DSB counselor, or your DSB office at 800-552-7103 or