Tuesday, June 11, 2013

AARP & SBA to Share Start-up Advice (June 18)

AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will team up again during National Small Business Week to honor the contributions of the nation’s small businesses, and to provide business startup advice for “encore entrepreneurs,” those over the age of 50. 

On June 18, SBA Administrator Karen Mills and AARP President Robert Romasco will have an armchair discussion at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas, to share the tips, advice and resources available to those over age 50 who want to start or grow a small business. 

This event is one of four National Small Business Week events being held throughout the United States (June 17-21, 2013). All events, in-person and online, will be streamed live on www.sba.gov/smallbusinessweek.

For more than 70 million Americans over age 50, business ownership is a practical option. One in four individuals ages 44 to 70 is interested in becoming an entrepreneur, and 63 percent of Americans plan to work during retirement.  

SBA developed a 50+ toolkit, at www.sba.gov/encore, that includes an online self-assessment and other free online courses targeted at helping encore entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses.
The training courses include profiles of successful entrepreneurs, recommended action steps, and information on licensing and financing.  AARP resources can be found at www.aarp.org/startabusiness.

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