If you’re interested in starting a business now is the time to explore the possibilities.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched a strategic alliance with AARP to provide counseling and training to encore entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small business. Owning your own business can be an exciting change of pace and an excellent way to stay engaged and help increase the economic viability of your community.
Find out more at the Dallas-Fort Worth Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day Mini Fair. Join us to meet mentors from the North Texas Small Business Development Center and Dallas-Fort Worth District SCORE counselors. These experts can help turn your business idea into a reality and advise you throughout the life of your business
You will learn how to:
Connect with counselors who can help you turn your idea or dream into reality
- Compete for Federal government contracts
Access capital for startup or expansion
Start an existing business or franchise
You will also hear from a panel of “Encore Entrepreneurs” who will share their secrets of success
For more than 70 million Americans over the age of 50, business ownership is a practical option. It can be a second career or a chance to leverage life experiences into an interesting and financially practical “encore” career. National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day is part of a larger effort by SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older. To find a Mentor Day event near you, go to www.sba.gov/mentorday.
The SBA has also developed a dedicated web page for Americans over the age of 50 featuring an online self-assessment tool that will help potential small business owners understand their readiness for starting a business as well as information to help with business planning, shaping a winning business idea, professional counseling, financial services and information to find local resources in your area. This web page can be found at: http://www.sba.gov/content/50-entrepreneurs.