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The Toledo Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month Workshop is designed for you! April 29th, with Free Counseling Available on April 30th to Workshop Participants
Come and learn about the counseling, capital and contracting programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). You will also hear directly from Northwest Ohio SCORE and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce about the resources available to begin and grow a small business.
This is a free workshop designed for entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are 50+ years of age.
A successful encore entreprenuer, Yuval Zaliouk of YZ Enterprises (pictured), will also speak about his trials and tribulations of transitioning from a paid job as an orchestra conductor to that of an entrepreneur and risk-taker without a steady paycheck. Read more... (277 words, estimated 1:06 mins reading time)
Highlights effort between SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older.
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. Building on the success of a joint SBA and AARP Mentor Day in October, the two organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance. To find a local event near you go to www.sba.gov/mentormonth.
Throughout April, SBA District Offices, state AARP Offices and SBA Resource Partners will host more than 100 events around the country. Events include speed mentoring, which allows mentors and entrepreneurs to share information for five-minute sessions, and mentor lunches for entrepreneurs to learn best practices from successful small business owners.
“Many new entrepreneurs are saving their best acts for their encore performance,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “They’re using their decades of expertise and their contacts to start new businesses and to finally pursue that venture that has been stirring their dreams for all these years. The SBA and the AARP are once again focusing our efforts during Encore Entrepreneurship Mentor Month to help transform those dreams into a successful reality.” Read more... (492 words, estimated 1:58 mins reading time)