If you wish to start your own business, which is a common practice in the United States with its free market policy, you must first decide on some important aspects. You may find out all the necessary steps for starting, and maintaining a business here: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html.
Here is a quick business-starting checklist from the IRS:
If you are looking to start, continue or close a business, this link will help: https://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business
If you have regular access to a computer, and wish to start your own business, but do not have the resources to physically start it up, you may create your business online. There are some differences when starting a business online, so reviewing these differences would be beneficial.
Some key differences include:
1) You may start the business from any place that has a computer and access to the internet
2) You must register a domain name, which is the name and web address of your business
3) You must select a web host
-There are many web hosts to choose from, along with varying services from each. It is up to you to determine which best suits the needs of your business
These are not the only steps you need to complete before starting your online business, so you may find out more information about online businesses here: http://www.sba.gov/content/starting-online-business
The ISE is a state program that helps people with disabilities start up their own business by providing technical and financial assistance.
Technical funds may be applied to things such as business-related consulting, like developing a business plan, or helping with accounting and legal issues.
Financial funds may be applied to things such as purchasing rent on a building, supplies for starting up the business, or other costs that pertain to the start-up of the business. However, these expenses must be noted in the business plan or they will not be funded.
Both sets of funds cannot go over $10,000, and the business owner must provide half of the supplies and costs for the start-up by compensating the assistance funds dollar-for-dollar. So for every dollar the state gives you to help start your business, you must pay them back the same amount or you may run into some legal issues.
To be considered for the technical and financial funds, you must be an active client of the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services or the Iowa Department for the Blind.
You may find out more about ISE here: https://ivrs.iowa.gov/agency-services/self-employment-program