Are you tired of punching the clock for someone else, but think you can't find another job at your age? Are the kids out of the house, freeing you to re-enter the job market? Are you nearing retirement, but don't know what you will do with all that free time - or wonder how you will manage once you retire? Baby Boomers get ready to embark on your next career as an encore entrepreneur! Get the basics on how to get started in business and meet the experts who can help you get there at the Cleveland Encore Entrepreneurship Mentor Day: Business Begins at 50 Workshop, October 2.
Whether you are interested in starting a side business right away or intend to wait until retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities—starting a business, purchasing a business, or buying a franchise - through the help of the SBA, its resource partners and AARP. SBA and AARP entered into a strategic alliance in May 2012 to provide Americans over the age of 50 with the real-world, actionable information they need to start and grow small businesses. Through this alliance they have committed to jointly counsel, train or mentor over 100,000 new and existing “Encore Entrepreneurs” during the next year, and give them the tools they need to succeed and create jobs.
This is a free workshop designed to provide an overview of resources available to assist entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are 50+ years of age. Come and learn about the counseling, capital and contracting programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and resource partner SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. A successful encore entreprenuer, Yuval Zaliouk of YZ Enterprises, will also speak about his trials and tribulations of transitioning from a paid job as an orchestra conductor to that of an entrepreneur and risk-taker without a steady paycheck.