— Ever dream of turning your hobby into a profitable business? You’re not alone. “As boomers live longer, many are seeking ways to earn extra money by turning favorite pastimes into second careers,” said Jamie Bulen, AARP state communications director. For the fourth year, AARP New Hampshire, the Small Business Administration and SCORE are cosponsoring Make Your Hobby a Business workshops. Experts will explain how to tell if your product or service is marketable—and how to build a business and promote …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, and SCORE  and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your business? Which on-line presence is best for you? This free, …

— Thinking of starting your own business? Have a great concept but no idea where to begin? We recently invited Bob Nelson, Massachusetts District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), to sit down with Kara Cohen, Community Outreach Director for AARP Massachusetts, to discuss free resources for entrepreneurs, including training, mentoring, loan and financing information, and more. Watch the video here, and check out the links below to the numerous free resources available to help small business owners, from …

— 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 …

— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE  and Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University  and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your …

— March 17, 2017 – Des Moines ¬– Iowa’s first Disrupt Aging Innovation Challenge drew to a close this week as five finalists presented their business concepts to a panel of judges and audience evaluators. The finalists, who were chosen during the Celebrate Innovation! Week8 at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), competed in a “Shark Tank” style event on Thursday, March 16th at Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community in West Des Moines. Aaron Kolesik, 20, of West Des Moines …

— Innovation Concept Challenge Looking for Ideas to Disrupt Aging  AARP Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Edgewater, a WesleyLife senior living community and Aging Resources of Central Iowa have announced a 2017 Innovation Concept Challenge in connection with Celebrate Innovation! Week 8 (CiWeek8). The Disrupt Aging Innovation Concept Challenge hopes to inspire contestants to think of ways to improve the quality of life for those aged 50 and over. Disrupt Aging is an initiative aimed at challenging perceptions of …

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— Exploring the possibility of turning your hobby into a business? Join AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE and Center for Women’s Business Advancement at Southern New Hampshire University and find out how! Industry leaders will walk you through the steps to think about if you’re interested in making your hobby a business, including: Is your product or service marketable? How do you move beyond a fun pastime to a serious endeavor? What are the critical steps in building your …

—   (DES MOINES, Iowa) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP are collaborating to present two free franchising workshops for prospective small business owners on August 29, in Urbandale and West Des Moines. The workshops will be presented by Blake Martin, a franchise specialist with FranNet and a mentor with the SCORE Omaha Chapter. The workshops will introduce attendees to the ins and outs of opening a franchise, to the necessary research to determine the best franchise option …

— Topeka area-residents who want to learn more about starting a business, especially those who are 50 and older, are invited to attend a free workshop in Topeka on July 29th at the Topeka and Shawnee County Library. Encore entrepreneurs over the age of 50 are one of the fastest growing groups of business owners. If you are an individual who is looking to start a new adventure, entrepreneurship can offer an opportunity for you to use your knowledge, passion, life and …