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Starting Your Own Business? These Free Workshops Are for You!

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Are you close to retirement and exploring new opportunities?  Or, are you wondering how you will manage your life once you retire? A growing number of individuals age 50+ are turning to small business ownership. We call them “Encore Entrepreneurs.”

Two workshops are being offered, free of charge, on April 28th and April 29th. Details are below.  Advance registration is required.  If special accommodations are required for either workshop, please register by April 22.

 

Workshop #1: Monday, April 28, 2014


Title:      Encore Entrepreneur: Introduction to Starting Your Own Business
When:    Monday, April 28, 2014
Time:     10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Where:  U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street SW, Washington, DC
Eisenhower Room, Concourse Level

Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or intend to wait until retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities. Get ready for a new start by meeting successful people who started businesses after age 50.  Come join the Small Business Administration, AARP DC, and SCORE for an open discussion as two small businesses share their stories of success, sustainability, growth, pitfalls, and rewards.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is conveniently located on the Orange and Blue Metro Lines at the Federal Center SW station. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to go through security.

There is no charge to attend but advance registration is required.  To register please send an email to WMADOEE@sba.gov, with the subject: Introduction to Starting Your Own Business for 4/28/14.

Co-sponsorship Authorization #14-6010-52. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity.  All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Workshop #2: Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Title:       Encore Entrepreneur: Business Coaching Mini Fair
When:    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time:      1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where:  AARP Headquarters
601 E ST, NW
Washington, DC  20049

Have an idea to start your own small business? Need basic information on what to do next, costs and where to go for assistance? Come out and join the Small Business Administration, AARP DC, and SCORE to meet your local small business resource partners who provide expert business coaching. Learn what it takes to pursue a small business venture and talk to Small Business Administration resource partners which will include representatives from SCORE, Women Business Centers, and the Small Business Development Center.

Sign up for this workshop and get the opportunity to practice your two–minute business pitch in front of a panel of business consultants who will provide positive feedback to help you market to new customers, lending institutions, and contract officers.  Enjoy networking with other business owners.

There is no charge to attend but advance registration is required.  To register please send an email to jwjordan@aarp.org, with the subject: Business Coaching Mini Fair Tuesday, April 29th.

Co-sponsorship Authorization #14-6010-52. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity.  All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

 

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