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AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration will join forces to improve the chances for success of “encore entrepreneurs” – people 50 and older who are starting a business – at free workshops in Metro Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing during April.
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Prospective encore entrepreneurs turned out at a "How to Start a Business" workshop in Traverse City today sponsored by AARP Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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                                                                                                      AARP and the U.S. Small     Business Administration will team up again this year to improve the chances for success of “encore entrepreneurs” – people 50 and older who are starting a business – at free workshops in Jackson, Traverse City, Grand Rapids and Lansing during April.
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Research shows one in four Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 are interested in launching their own business or nonprofit venture in the next five to 10 years.
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Jacqueline Whitehead has operated a special needs catering business out of her Belleville home for years and she’s ready to “take it to another level,” she says. The 52-year-old cook and caterer signed up for the Encore Entrepreneur workshop, offered at TechTown in Detroit on Oct. 2, to learn more about creating a business plan, doing market research and getting financial assistance for Meal Therapy, her small business.
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