Want to start or grow a small business?

Posted on 08/16/2013 by | AARP New Hampshire | Comments

RocketIs starting a small business right for you?  Do you have an idea to start your own small business?  Need basic information on what to do next, understand how much it will cost, and find out where to go for assistance?

One in four people ages 45 to 70 are interested in starting a small business…..and you may be one of them. 

If so, you’ll want to attend the Encore Entrepreneur Forum sponsored by AARP New HampshireSmall Business Administration and Center for Women’s Business Advancement

Participate in this free 90-minute forum and learn about the first steps in starting your own small business.
Encore Entrepreneur Forum
Tuesday, September 24
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (networking reception to follow)
Southern New Hampshire University
Hospitality Center, Salons
2500 North River Road; Manchester, NH 03106 
Directions and campus map
Registration required

A panel of experts from AARP, SBA, SCORE, Small Business Development Center, and Center for Women’s Business Advancement will discuss the elements of making your small business dream become reality.  Topics covered include finance, planning, legal, and market analysis.  Connecting with mentors from SBA’s network of free service providers will round out the program.  These services provide one-to-one help throughout the life of an entrepreneur’s business …. and are provided without cost!

So, if running your own business is part of “what’s next” in your life, you’ll want to clear your calendar on September 24 and join this free Encore Entrepreneur forum.  It’s a fact that small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers, and last longer.

AARP, SBA and Center for Women’s Business Advancement want to empower you to pursue your goals and dreams.  Think of this as your first step.

Resources:

Tips and Tools on Starting a Business

Encore Entrepreneurs:  An Introduction to Starting Your Own Business

Build your Business Plan

Life Reimagined for Work

Work and Money Webinars

Retirement Calculator

Center for Women’s Business Advancement News and Events

New Hampshire Resources for Business Owners