CHARLOTTE – The U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office and AARP will host a special event on April 18, in Greensboro 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 panel will be moderated by Victor Dau, Assistant Regional Director of the NC Small Business & Technology Development Center Greensboro Office.
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 Event
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (12:30 pm check-in)
WHERE: The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
1451 S. Elm Eugene Street, Greensboro NC 27406
REGISTER: http://aarp.cvent.com/SBAGreensboro or call 1-877-926-8300.
CONTACT: For more information, contact April Gonzalez, 704-344-6588.