New! Encore Programs: Entrepreneurship for Business Owners 50yrs+

The Encore Programs are created especially for those seeking a second or lifestyle career at age 50+. Instead of leaving work behind, many are finding that starting a business or scaling their existing business provides an exciting new chapter to their lives. Encore Programs meet bi-weekly on Thursdays and alternates between free discussion sessions ("What's Your Next") and kick-starter sessions that provide a hands-on approach to addressing pertinent business ownership issues ("Encore Career Toolbox").


Encore Series: Encore Career Toolbox (hands-on approach):

Being a business owner when you are 50+ can seem a bit overwhelming in our ever changing business environment. From understanding how to improve your networking skills, to highlighting the value proposition of your product/service in 2018, to generating referrals through social media, to establishing yourself on LinkedIn, the Encore Career Toolbox provides a hands-on approach to make your transition a smooth one. 

April 5, 2018, (coffee), $15

April Topic:  Financing Your Business

Facilitator: Mark Roger, Center Director


In April, we identify the steps to successful financial preparation as it relates to business ownership.  Attention will be paid to evaluating the SBA loan process and other viable fund sources.  Discussion will include defining what a ROBS is and what steps are involved in the rollover process.   This Encore Career Toolbox session will help you access your investment preferences and identify the impact that investing in your business has on you relative to retirement. 


We hope you enjoyed the free discussion session on this topic.

Encore Series: What's Your Next:

March 15, 2018, (coffee), Free

March Topic: How to Successfully Navigate From Your Career to an Encore Career

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SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center, 2230 West Michigan St, Indpls 46222