The SBA and AARP Join Forces to Support Encore Entrepreneurs in Massachusetts
The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will team up Oct. 2 to host the first Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day in Boston, Massachusetts. The event is targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50 to match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. This Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day is part of a larger effort by SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older. The events will help connect encore entrepreneurs with mentors from SBA’s network of Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE chapters who can help throughout the life of an entrepreneur’s business.
To learn more about this event and to register, visit our events calendar here
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On Friday, November 2, 2012 the SBA's Massachusetts District Office will hold its Annual Meeting at the Tip O'Neill federal building in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will celebrate the graduation of the Emerging 200 Class as well as the achievements of SBA lenders and small businesses.
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Small business owners and start-ups across the country can now take advantage of a new business tool to help them compete and grow. The free tool, called SizeUp, helps businesses identify new customers and compare their performance against other businesses in their industry with data collected from hundreds of private and public sources. The tool can be found at www.sba.gov/sizeup
SizeUp works by analyzing a business in comparison to other similar businesses in the same trade and provides geographic information on the marketplace, areas recommended for advertising, and prospective customers. This useful tech tool delivers market data directly to business owners to help them make better business decisions based on competitive research analysis.
GIS Planning, Inc., the company that created SizeUp, has licensed the tool to SBA for one year. SBA’s acceptance of this product is not an endorsement of the opinions, products or services of GIS Planning, Inc.