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Entrepreneur Day set Wednesday for Hawaii residents 50 and over


Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day, designed to assist Hawaii residents age 50 and over who are interested in starting their own small business or expanding an existing business, will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu.

The event features seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts who will share their experience and offer advice on such topics as writing a business plan, seeking startup capital, and finding helpful resources from the Small Business Administration and other organizations. To register, go to http://aarp.cvent.com/encoreentrepreneur or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.

Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day is part of a larger national effort by SBA and AARP to counsel more than 100,000 entrepreneurs and small-business owners over the age of 50.

AARP has launched a webpage containing advice for new and existing older entrepreneurs with links to a 50-plus toolkit that includes free online courses targeted at helping encore entrepreneurs start or grow their business. For this and other resources available for entrepreneurs over the age of 50, visit www.aarp.org/startabusiness or call 1-888-OUR-AARP.

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