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Text descriptions for: Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Figure 4-1: Percentage of Start-up Cost Covered by EDP Loan

1% to 20% of respondents had 13% of their start-up funding provided by EDP loans;
21% to 50% of respondents had 23% of their start-up funding provided by EDP loans;
51% to 75% of respondents had 15% of their start-up funding provided by EDP loans;
76% to 100% of respondents had 46% of their start-up funding provided by EDP loans;

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Figure 4-2: Sources of Additional Funding

Additional funding for those in the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program indicated that additional funding came from:

6% did not know where their additional funding came from;
15% indicated Educational Institutions provided additional funding;
24% indicated other federal government programs provided additional funding;
26% indicated personal contacts provided additional funding;
15% indicated personal research / initiative / motivation provided additional funding;
24% indicated professional services provided additional funding;
15% indicated Provincial government programs provided additional funding;
44% indicated other sources provided additional funding

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Figure 5-1: Impact of EDP on Clients

3% of respondents said that the EDP had no impact on the client;
3% of respondents said that the EDP had other impacts on the client;
8% of respondents said that the EDP had gainful employment impacts for the client;
9% of respondents did not know or had no response for EDP impacts on the client;
11% respondents said that the EDP had improved lifestyle / independence impacts for the client;
13% respondents said that the EDP had understanding of persons with disabilities impacts for the client;
16% respondents said that the EDP had business success impacts for the client;
19% respondents said that the EDP had loan-providing needed startup capital impacts for the client;
33% respondents said that the EDP had increasing opportunities and removing barriers impact for the client;
34% respondents said that the EDP had moral support or encouragement impacts for the client;
34% respondents said that the EDP had business planning / education impacts for the client

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Figure 5-2:  Client Satisfaction with Services Offered

On a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is very dissatisfied and 5 is very satisfied, respondents indicated their satisfaction with different services.

For Business Advice Counseling:
4% of clients were very dissatisfied with Business Advice Counseling. 
11% of clients were dissatisfied with Business Advice Counseling;

6% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with Business Advice Counseling;
28% of clients were satisfied with Business Advice Counseling;
51% of clients were very satisfied with Business Advice Counseling

0% of clients were very dissatisfied with mentoring;
4% of clients were dissatisfied with mentoring;
31% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with mentoring;
15% of clients were satisfied with mentoring;
46% of clients were very satisfied with mentoring

2% of clients were very dissatisfied with Business Plan Support
5% of clients were dissatisfied with Business Plan Support
7% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with Business Plan Support
41% of clients were satisfied with Business Plan Support
45% of clients were very satisfied with Business Plan Support 

For Workshop Training:
0% of clients were very dissatisfied with workshop training
0% of clients were dissatisfied with workshop training
13% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with workshop training
8% of clients were satisfied with workshop training;
39% of clients were very satisfied with workshop training

For Information:
0% of clients were very dissatisfied with the for Information service
5% of clients were dissatisfied with the for Information service
5% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with the for Information service
57% of clients were satisfied with the for Information service
32% of clients were very satisfied with the for Information service

For Referrals:
0% of clients were very dissatisfied with referrals
0% of clients were dissatisfied with referrals
23% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with referrals
32% of clients were satisfied with referrals
45% of clients were satisfied with referrals

For Financial Support:
4% of clients were very dissatisfied with financial support
4% of clients were dissatisfied with financial support
10% of clients were somewhat dissatisfied with financial support
24% of clients were satisfied with financial support
56% of clients were very satisfied with financial support

For Other:
100% of clients were very satisfied of other services

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