SBA Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day April 3, 2013

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SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office

National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas

There are as many reasons for starting a small business as there are Americans reaching retirement age.  Corporate layoffs, the need for supplemental income, and a desire for a more flexible lifestyle can all play a part.  Advanced technology is leveling the playing field for small businesses, and many individuals approaching retirmeent are not able to realize their personal ambition to be the boss and reap the rewards.  One in four Americans between age 44 and 70 is interested in starting a business or non-profit venture in the next five to 10 years.  Nearly half of theses aspiring entrepreneurs reported a desire to be "Encore Entrepreneurs," starting a business with a positive social impact.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, the SBA and its resource partners can help you find fulfillment in your later years through your own small business opportunity.

Owning your own small business can be an exciting change of pace, as welll as a terrific way to stay engaged and productive.  As a workforce veteran, you bring a great deal to the table: maturity, strong finances, and a wide network of professional contacts and associates.  Whether you're interested in starting a side business right now or intend to wait until retirement, now is the time to explore the possibilities - starting a business, or buying a franchise - through the help of SBA.

Join SBA, SCORE, SBDC and AARP on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Bill J. Priest Institute, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm as these organizations gather a panel of encore entrepreneur mentors to share their stories and experience with the audience.  The panel will be followed by audience questions and answers.

SBA launched a strategic alliance with AARP to provide counseling and training to entrepreneurs over the age of 50 who want to start or grow a small business.  Through SBA's courses and its nationwide network of business mentors and counselors, the two organizations expect to train 100,000 "encore entrepreneurs," men and women over 50 who are starting or running a small business.  There is NO Cost for this event.  Registration is required.  Walk-in welcome if space permits.  For more information, contact Ahmad Goree at 817-684-5539.