The Business Enterprise Program helps you become an entrepreneur by training, licensing, and equipping you to operate a snack bar, cafeteria, rest stop or other merchandising venue in the state.

The Business Enterprise Program works with SCCB Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and to identify potential consumers to complete training as blind licensed vendors. Networking and growth opportunities are unlimited.

Our business consultants help you grow to your full potential and create your own success.


The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is what it is today because of the Randolph-Sheppard Act. This legislation was enacted June 20, 1936, and gave legally blind people the rights to operate newsstands and food-service venues in federally owned properties. It provided those individuals with gainful, sustaining employment. Forty-eight states now have a Business Enterprise Program.