Small Business Planning


Small businesses are responsible for creating over 50% of the new jobs in the United States, and have unique challenges and opportunities when employing individuals with disabilities.

According to a series of studies, small businesses have concerns about how to accomplish the following goals when recruiting and hiring people with disabilities:


  • Establishing top-management commitment
  • Finding qualified candidates
  • Retaining employees with disabilities and creating workplaces in which they can excel
  • Overcoming misperceptions about costs of employing people with disabilities, including apprehension about litigation
  • Growing the business

Our Small Business Planning Matrix is a downloadable document that can help you develop an achievable action plan for increasing diversity in your workforce. Additionally, the many other resources on the Untapped Arizona website seek to inform and support businesses of all sizes in achieving these goals.