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Work for Yourself@50+ - Community Entrepreneurship Session

Fri 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

More than 20 million older adults are at risk of not having enough income to meet their basic needs. AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ makes it easy for older adults to explore options for self-employment and increase their financial stability.

Self-employment is a viable option for many older adults who want to work on their own terms.

  • A growing number of 50+ adults are starting their own businesses or working for themselves.
  • Individuals aged 55-65 account for 65% of all startups
  • The economy has changed. And while older adults with limited income can benefit from the gig economy, it’s not easy to find information you can trust.

Work for Yourself@50+ has the knowledge, support and resources you need to make smart business decisions.

During this session we will: Explore Your Options – review different types of self-employments and decide if self-employment is right for you!

  • Find Your Focus – pinpoint your area of interest
  • Make a Plan – review startup considerations, strategies and preliminary first steps
  • Watch Out for Trouble – guidance to avoid pitfalls and scams
  • Find Support – discover trustworthy resources and support

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (804) 525-9499


Women's Business Center of Richmond
@ Virginia Union University
The Space at Norches 7206 Hull Street Rd. Richmond, VA
1500 N. Lombardy Street Pickford Hall, Suite 312 Richmond, VA 23220 Hours of Operation: 9:00AM - 6:00PM Mon-Wed, Fri 9:00AM - 7:00PM Thursday *Other times available by appt

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