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Gift shopping? Support entrepreneurs!

by Mary Mazzoni on December 2, 2011

Looking for just the right gift for family and friends?

Want to support entrepreneurs who offer top-notch products and also happen to have disabilities?

Check out these websites to find gifts that will delight everyone on your list! 

Poppin Joe’s Kettle Korn

You won’t find a tastier treat anywhere! Discover why folks across the country say Poppin Joe’s is the very best. Available in bags of various sizes with custom labels and ribbons, or in decorative holiday tins. You can order here.

Learn more about Poppin Joe and the story behind his successful business here.

Sarah Stup’s Books

Sarah’s writing has been described as “brilliant, searing,insightful, important” . Click here to learn about Sarah, and here to read her answers to frequently asked questions. Her children’s book, poetry collection for adults, and keepsake booklets can be ordered here.

Total Outdoorsman

If there’s an outdoor enthusiast on your list, click here.  You’ll find many thousands of items from the perfect camping equipment to hiking and hunting gear. Not sure what to order? A gift registry or gift certificates are available. Along with articles featuring helpful information. David Cox is a young engineer with a love for the great outdoors who happens to have complex physical disabilities. Learn more about him here.

Rory Hoy’s music

You may have seen his excellent Youtube video “Autism and Me”. But did you know Rory Hoy is now an acclaimed recording artist?  Check out his CDs and mp3 downloads on Amazon here.

Silent Majority Clothing

This is the place to find stylish, well-fitting jeans for guys. Without zippers or snaps. (Cool t-shirts coming soon). Click here for the story behind Silent Majority. And check out the product line here.

Passion Studios

This video about Passion Studios is sure to lift your spirits. Shop their full line of beautiful products here.

Kind Tree

A collaborative of artists offer stunningly diverse original art, prints, and notecards. Shop here.

An entrepreneurial life

For more and more young people, life after IEPs is the entrepreneurial life.  A life of connection and contribution. Where their unique gifts meet the needs and desires of others. Not an easy life. But a full and self determined life.

Stay tuned for how-to posts about entrepreneurship. Till then, now that you’ve done your gift shopping, check out Start-Up USA for some basic information about self-employment.

Your Turn

Is there an entrepreneur you’d like to tell us about? Have you and your child ever considered the entrepreneurial life? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.

And please, help your friends with their shopping…share this post on Facebook! Thanks!

Photo credit: Chris.P at Flickr

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