Free workshop for entrepreneurs ages 50 years and older

HENRICO, VA­­– U.S. Small Business Administration Richmond District Office and AARP Virginia are hosting a workshop to assist and inform people aged 50 and older who are considering a business as a second career at the Tuckahoe Public Library in Henrico, VA December 3, 2013 starting at 9:30 a.m.


WHO: Small Business Administration Richmond District Office and AARP Virginia

WHAT:  Free workshop focused on people aged 50 and older who are considering starting a business

WHERE:  Tuckahoe Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229-2464

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

NOTE:  Register online at


“The SBA is excited to collaborate with the AARP to reach this very important small business sector in the startup market,” said SBA Richmond District Office Director Jayne Armstrong. “The SBA has a number of resources for entrepreneurs over the age of 50 to start up a small business. We have a network of Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and SCORE chapters, who can all provide mentorship, planning assistance and financial assistance.”


A growing number of individuals over the age of 50 or “encore entrepreneurs” are turning to small business ownership. It is estimated that one in four individuals ages 44 to 70 are interested in becoming entrepreneurs, and 63 percent of Americans are planning to work during retirement. SBA and AARP will provide the training and mentoring services older entrepreneurs need to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs. For more information on encore entrepreneurship, go to


The Small Business Administration Richmond District Office works with its local resource partners – SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and Women's Business Centers – to provide technical business counseling to entrepreneurs at every stage of small business development. Visit for more information.



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