June 05, 2013
Entrepreneur workshop for older adults is June 20
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An event this month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will highlight that a person is never too old to become a successful entrepreneur.
An Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month presentation will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 20 at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Drive in Carbondale. The event will provide information, training, counseling and mentoring to Americans age 50 and older who are interested in starting or growing his or her own businesses. There also will be a panel of entrepreneurs who started their businesses after they were at least 50 years old.
“Individuals ages 50 and older are encouraged to attend the Carbondale Encore Entrepreneur event where they will interact with peers who are successful business owners and who are willing to share how they chose, started and grew their businesses. Event participants interested in starting or expanding a business will have the opportunity to develop a relationship with the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and to enroll in one-on-one long-term business counseling and training,” Valerie J. Ross, branch manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Springfield, said.
Reporters, photographers and news crews are welcome to cover the Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 20 at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Drive in Carbondale. The event brings together experienced entrepreneurs with new or expanding entrepreneurs in the 50 and older age group for a time of sharing and information. For more information, call 618/536-2424.
The SIU event will introduce “encore entrepreneurs” to successful business owners and community leaders who will share their valuable advice and experiences. The entrepreneurship training will empower the 50-year-old plus age group with the information they need to utilize their experience, knowledge and skills to successfully start or grow small businesses and create jobs.
There is no cost to attend, but you must pre-register by calling 618/536-2424 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is June 17.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and hosted by SIU.
For more information about the entrepreneurship and business development programs at the University and the services provided, contact the center at 618/536-2424 or email email@example.com. Or, visit the website at siusbdc.com/.