An interactive session offering advice, support and guidance for people who are starting or growing a business with a disability.

In the first of our three webinars supporting FSB’s latest campaign, Business Without Barriers, we’re focussing on support and advice available as a disabled entrepreneur. Whether you’re thinking about starting a business or you’re looking to expand, this webinar will explore the opportunities and challenges disabled people face.

First we will be joined by disabled entrepreneur and motivational speaker Mark Esho MBE. He was struck by polio at the age of five and has since overcome many hurdles to become the owner of several successful businesses and launch a charity to help disabled entrepreneurial start-ups.

Paul Jones, Senior Manager South West at British Business Bank, will then outline the financial support available for disabled people looking to start their own business.

FSB member Nicky Marshall, Director of Discover Your Bounce, will share her own story of how she had to totally change her career after a disabling stroke at the age of 40. Nicky now works to support and encourage all small business owners and the self-employed.

Following our three presentations, we’ll have a panel session where you’ll be able to ask questions and share advice and guidance for starting or running a business as a disabled entrepreneur.

Join the other webinars in the series and enable your company to do business without barriers

This event will have a British sign language interpreter present.


Mark Esho MBE, Easy Internet Services, Easy Internet Solutions, Dreme, Access Rating, The Circle Foundation.

Paul Jones, British Business Bank, Senior Manager South West

Nicky Marshall, Director, Discover Your Bounce

Hosted by Sam Holliday, FSB Development Manager

This event is free of charge and open to all businesses regardless of where you are based, both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend, so feel free to share with your networks.

Event contact

For help and support regarding this event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email [email protected].

Further information

  • Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcomed - please read our statement on Diversity and Inclusion here
  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.