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SBA/SCORE Encore Entrepreneur Day
The U.S. Small Business Administration, AARP and SCORE will team up October 31st, to host the third Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day. 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.
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, AARP, and SCORE will provide the training and mentoring services older entrepreneurs need to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs.
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 retirement 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 well 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.
Join SCORE & the SBA on October 31st, 2013 at the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferraro Jr. Drive, Davie, Florida from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
Learn about the support and resources available to them locally
There will be a number of encore entrepreneur mentors to share their stories and experience with the audience.
Those discussions will be followed by audience questions and answers and the opportunity to speak directly with counselors on hand.
Financing your dream will be discussed. Representatives from micro loan and non traditional financial sources will describe those channels and be on hand to discuss specifics.
When & Where
Broward SCORE is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the SBA (Small Business Administration). Our volunteers have been working with entrepreneurs and small business men and women to help them start, develop, and grow businesses across southeastern Florida since 1964. Initially known as the Service Corps of Retired Executives (S.C.O.R.E.) the organization changed its name to SCORE in the 1980's since so many of the business people volunteering were not retired.
SCORE workshops are created and presented by men and women with extensive experience in the topics covered.
These volunteers use their backgrounds, education and acquired business knowledge to organize up-to-date workshops.
The workshops are selected to address the requests of our clients – entrepreneurs, small business men and women, and people who are thinking of starting their own businesses.
The workshops are designed to be interactive. Attendees get to speak about their ideas, issues, concerns, and aspirations in a comfortable peer environment. The rich interchanges provide ideas, instruction, and knowledge that can be put to immediate use.
Workshop locations vary. Some repeat in different venues across Broward County. Others repeat in the same locations.
Some workshops are free. Others have a nominal charge to help defray the associated production and promotional costs.
SCORE also provides one-on-one business counseling with its cadre of volunteers. All counseling session are free. We can match you up with someone with the expertise in area that you would like to discuss. To schedule a meeting go to the website shown on the next line and click the green "Request a Meeting" box.
Learn more about SCORE at www.broward.score.org