Open for Business

Open for Business is a directory of businesses owned and operated by people with chronic conditions like Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Being chronically ill can make it difficult to work a full-time job, so many people with these conditions often start small businesses or freelance to support themselves.

When you purchase products and services from this directory, you’re supporting small businesses and making a difference in the lives of those with chronic diseases.


Quiet Mind Designs

My name is Sherri M. I opened an awareness jewelry Etsy shop called called Quiet Mind Designs in January of 2013.


Professional Cellist and Private Teacher

My business is playing and teaching private cello lessons. I knew I wanted to be a music teacher and play cello in a professional orchestra since the age of 10.


Travel Advisor

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Ulcerative Colitis seven years ago, but suffered with it privately, not knowing what it was for 15 years.


Maryland Marketing Source

I’m President of Maryland Marketing Source, Inc., a full-service market research company.



My name is Jason McIntosh, and I'm the co-founder of Awestomy ! - Ostomy Apparel.


Scoops & Stems

My business partner and I started Scoops & Stems in May 2012 because of our love for flowers and ice cream.


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