— Are you 50 or over and want to start or grow a small business? Join us at a special Networking Event in Asheville on Thursday, October 5 and get inspiring ideas and meet people who can help you get started with your business plan, financing, expert mentoring and more.  AARP in the Mountain Region has teamed up with Mountain BizWorks, SCORE and other community resources to offer fun with purpose.  Join us to explore the real possibilities for you and entrepreneur-ism. Whether …

— AARP South Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to hold an Encore Entrepreneur mentoring event April 22 in Columbia. The event, which is free and open to AARP members and non-members, is designed to provide counseling, mentoring and training for individuals who like to start or grow a business, especially those aged 50 and older. Last year, nationally, AARP and SBA matched “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.  …

—   LANSING, MI – Responding to the growing number of older Michiganders seeking to start their own businesses, AARP Michigan, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host “encore entrepreneur” events in four cities during April.   The encore entrepreneur workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in:  — Grand Rapids on Friday, April 5 in the Gillette Auditorium at the Fifth Third Bank Building, 111 Lyon NW.  — Jackson on Friday, April 12 in the …

— April 2013 has been designated as National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month! AARP, teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will host five “encore entrepreneur” events throughout the state during April. Events include speed mentoring, which allows mentors and entrepreneurs to share information for five-minute sessions, and mentor lunches for entrepreneurs to learn best practices from successful small business owners. Mentor Month is part of a larger effort by AARP and SBA to provide a range of resources to more than …