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Exploring Entrepreneurship in Retirement
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The course will focus on entrepreneurship as an encore opportunity. Content includes background on the small business market segment and the rise of baby boomer encore careers, considerations for taking an idea to market, the influence of the internet and social media, and the basics of opening/running a small business. The sessions include business community guest speakers offering a real world business perspective. The goal is to provide participants information to help decide if they should pursue a new business, and if yes, a roadmap the new entrepreneur can use to get things started.

Instructor Bio:

Dave Opper, Bob Lenahan and Jamie Gibson are certified mentors with SCORE.  SCORE is a non-profit organization providing consulting and mentoring services for the small business community.   Dave is a retired financial services executive, Bob is a retired senior officer with the Air Force, and Jamie founded and managed a general contracting firm for more than 40 years.

Recommended Reading:

From Huffington Post: "Encore Entrepreneur is the New Baby Boomer LIfestyle"
www.huffingtonpost.com/marty-zwilling/encore-entrepreneur-is-th_b_13750232.html
 
From USA Today: "5 Tips to Becoming an Encore Entrepreneur"
www.usatoday.com/story/money/columnist/powell/2016/12/15/5-tips-becoming-encore-entrepreneur/93091904/

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B107 David Opper Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19 Mo 1:00-2:30 p.m. Holiday Inn A

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