Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day Helps Mature Business Owners

Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

The AARP and SCORE will team up to sponsor the Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day on May 30 at the Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University. The event is targeted at South Florida entrepreneurs over the age of 50 to match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.  

Targeting individuals over age-44

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.

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Nearly half of 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.

SBA Economic Development Specialist Tina Davis will discuss ways the SBA can assist you with “Changing a Lender’s ‘No’ to ‘Yes’” through the Agency’s various programs and services.

Small business owners with long-term counselors see bigger sales, hire more workers and last longer. AARP and SCORE will provide the training and mentoring services older entrepreneurs need to successfully start and grow businesses and create jobs.

Workforce veterans have great assets

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.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about the support and resources available to them locally
  • There will be a panel of encore entrepreneur mentors to share their stories and experience with the audience.
  • The panel 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.

The event is free of charge. No age requirement. All potential entrepreneurs are welcome!

Date, time location

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Nova Southeastern University 
3100 Ray Ferraro Jr Blvd
Alvin Sherman Library
Room 2053
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33314