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Feeling Entrepreneurial? Join Us for This Workshop and Turn an Idea into a Business

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Do you have an idea for a business? Perhaps it’s for a gadget or a concept or a strategy—something you’d love to see converted into a successful business.  Or perhaps you’re tired of working for someone else, or you’re unemployed and frustrated with the slow job market.

Whatever your situation, please join us on Thursday, March 27 in Boston for a free hands-on workshop for those age 45+, about turning creative ideas into successful business ventures. AARP Massachusetts, Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, and the Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. SBA (Small Business Administration) are bringing you this progtram to help you put your business plans into action.

You’ll hear from experts about their experiences and advice, while learning about programs and resources available from AARP, Operation A.B.L.E, and the SBA. You’ll learn about writing a business plan, finding start-up capital to finance your business, and more detail specific to becoming your own boss.


For more than 30 years, Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston  (A .B .L .E .=Ability Based on Long Experience) has been the only organization in the state with the sole mission to help unemployed and underemployed mature workers returned to meaningful employment.






Since its founding in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses. The SBA's Massachusetts District Office is the local arm of the U.S. SBA.


Whatever your entrepreneurial idea, we hope you’ll join us for this exciting event!


RSVP by calling Operation A.B.L.E. at 617-542-4180 by Thursday, March 20!




9-9:30 a .m .—Registration

9:30-10:30 a .m .—Introduction to Operation A.B.L.E., AARP Massachusetts, and the Small Business Administration (SBA)

10:30a .m .-noon—Creating your Business Plan

Noon-1 p.m.— Lunch (not included)

1-2:30 p .m .—Financing your Business

2:30-3 p .m .—Networking and Q&A period



WHAT: A free, one-day entrepreneurial event with AARP Massachusetts, Operation A.B.L.E.  of Greater Boston, and the Small Business Administration (SBA)

WHEN: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9 a.m.  to 3 p.m. ( see detail below)

WHERE: Operation A.B.L.E.  of Greater Boston, 174 Portland Street,  4TH FLOOR, Boston, MA 02114  (NOTE: Please be sure to go to the 4th floor for the workshop.)


RSVP: ByThursday , March 20, 2014, by calling Operation A.B.L.E. at 1-617-542-4180

DIRECTIONS: Take the Orange or Green Line to North Station. Across from TD Garden— access metered parking on  street or parking lots located at both ends of  street.


Cosponsorship Authorization #14-0101-43. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services or any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.



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