It’s Friday! But do you know what’s even better than Friday? The fact that it’s day 12 of our Small Business Month celebration! Today’s featured entrepreneur is Lindsey Haaser of Advocations. A 100% disability and women-owned company, their vision is to:
Turn “not” “able” into notable by making disability worth talking about and employment a reality.
Advocations works to address disability-related concerns, while helping companies source, train, and retain an inclusive workforce. With help from local resources, like CPCC Small Business Center’s training and counseling program, Advocations is a wonderful business that is growing in their efforts to help employees with disabilities. Keep reading to learn more about Lindsey and Advocations!
CBRbiz.com: Tell us about your first entrepreneurial experience as a kid.
Lindsey Haaser: I asked Santa for a real cash register when I was 9 years old to help support my “booming” yard sale business. I would fix up items I bought from other yard sales to sell for a profit, but when my inventory ran low, I would sell my older sister’s stuff (and hope she wouldn’t notice).
CBRbiz.com: What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Lindsey Haaser: Most people don’t like talking about disability, but I do. Every day I get to change the way people think about disability and transform “not” “able” into notable.
CBRbiz.com: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
Lindsey Haaser: My superpower would be the ability to read someone’s mind. I would use this power to facilitate authentic conversations about the things that really matter and create moments of impact.
To learn more about Lindsey Haaser and Advocations, visit them online. And find out how the CPCC Small Business Center can help your business. And be sure to check us out on Facebook and Instagram every day in May to celebrate Small Business Month all month long!