CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office and AARP are hosting a special event on April 24, in Wilmington NC. A panel discussion will highlight successful business owners that started their companies when they were over 50. SCORE counselors will be on hand to provide business advice. 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.
The Encore Entrepreneur 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.
WHO: U.S. Small Business Administration & AARP
WHAT: Encore Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cape Fear Community College, L Bldg. – Room 107
415 North Second St., Wilmington, NC
REGISTER: Visit http://aarp.cvent.com/WilmingtonSBA or call 1-877-926-8300.
Registrants will receive a parking pass via e-mail. This pass allows parking in the L-Lot, K-Lot or the Student Lot.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Don Spry, 704-344-6588.