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Empowering Self Potential in the Enhancement of Business Management for People with Disabilities in Bandung

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Based on the Indonesian Federal Law No. 8 of 2016 chapter 11 about disability and Indonesian government target about independency of people with disabilities enhancement in 2018 being the focus of this research. In addition, Department of Micro, Small, and Medium Business of Bandung City Government’s have target to establish 8000 new entrepreneur in 2017. This conditions are being the background of this research with objective to enhance business management capability and competency for people with disabilities in Bandung. This research was using qualitative method that comparing the condition of people with disabilities regarding with business management knowledge before and after the counseling program. Respondents were gathered from eight members of BILIC (Bandung Independent Living Center) that already have run their business. The method for gathering the questionnaire data of pre-test and post-test data have been done after the respondents attended the counseling program in Empowering Business School (EBS) Program. The result are, comprehension in four business aspects after the counseling being conducted; character building, goal setting, marketing, and financial management are found increasing from 69.83 percent to 87.33 percent. This research gives an impact for the development of entrepreneurship in Bandung. Moreover, the limitation that being have by people with disabilities which becoming a common paradigm in society, on the contrary can be a potential sector for the government to achieve their target.
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Keywords: Business Management; Empowering; People with Disabilities; Self Potential

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Communications and Business, Telkom University, Bandung 40257, Indonesia 2: Faculty of Creative Industries, Telkom University, Bandung 40257, Indonesia 3: Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Telkom University, Bandung 40257, Indonesia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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