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SBA AARP Encore Entrepreneur Event

Is 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?  

Then you may want to attend these Encore Entrepreneur Forums sponsored by AARP New Hampshire and the Small Business Administration.  Attend this free 90-minute forum and learn about the first steps to take to start your own small business.


Encore Entrepreneur Business Forums

Nashua:  Wednesday, April 10:  8:30 am to 10:00 am

Nashua Technology Park, Building 200; 200 Innovative Way; Nashua, NH 

Registration required

Laconia:  Thursday, April 25:  8:30 am to 10:00 am

Taylor Community; Woodside Building, Elm Room; 435 Union Avenue; Laconia, NH

Registration required

Portsmouth:  Tuesday, April 30:  8:30 am to 10:00 am

Hesser College; Room 213; 170 Commerce Way; Portsmouth, NH

Registration required

A panel of experts from AARP, SBA, SCORE, Small Business Development Center and Center for Women’s Business Advancement and others 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 the 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 and join us in Nashua, Laconia or Portsmouth for these Encore Entrepreneur business forums.  It’s a fact that small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers, and last longer.

Or, visit for a variety of tips and tools on starting a business.  Want to see if you’re ready to start a business?  Take an on-line assessment at and while you’re there, check out resources for business planning, professional counseling and financial services. 

 AARP and SBA want to empower you to pursue your goals and dreams.  Think of this as your first step.


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