Attention Entrepreneurs Ages 50 and Over: Tuesday, October 2 AARP/SBA Event at Lehigh University

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SBA and AARP Present National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day Event in Eastern Pennsylvania


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will team up Oct. 2 to present the first Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day event in eastern Pennsylvania, hosted by the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s). The event is part of a national outreach campaign designed to match entrepreneurs over the age of 50 with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.


The eastern Pennsylvania Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day event will be a panel discussion spotlighting entrepreneurs discussing their experience starting a business and SBA, SBDC and SCORE representatives discussing resources available to assist encore entrepreneurs to reach their business goals.  


WHO:             U.S. Small Business Administration


                        Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers

                        Lehigh Valley SCORE  


WHAT:          National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day Event    


WHEN:          Tuesday, October 2, 2012       10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


WHERE:       Lehigh University

                        Iacocca Hall/Mountaintop Campus

                        Wood Dining Room

111 Research Drive

Bethlehem, PA 18015


REGISTRATION: Registration is required; seating is limited. To register, visit , click on “Upcoming Seminars,” and then click the “Encore Entrepreneur Day Event” item. Call 610-382-3068 with registration questions. 


National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day is part of a larger effort by SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older. With one in four individuals ages 44 to 70 interested in becoming entrepreneurs and 63 percent of Americans planning to work during retirement, small business ownership is a good option. Small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers and last longer. SBA and AARP will provide the training and mentoring services older entrepreneurs need to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs.