Workshop in Fargo Focuses on Aspiring Entrepreneurs 50+
AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will present a workshop in Fargo to help individuals ages 50 and older thinking about starting their own business.
Contrary to popular perception, entrepreneurship is not exclusive to the young and hip. More than a quarter of new entrepreneurs are in the 55-to-64 age group, according to a 2015 report from the Kaufmann Foundation.
The two-hour workshop begins at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Fargo Public Library, 102 Third Street North.
The purpose of the event is to match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.
Participants will hear from a panel of small business owners, including Dan Hofland, Hofland Consulting Co.; Marlo Anderson, National Day Calendar; and Ryan Evelyth, Nordic Needle.
Those attending will receive information on the basics of starting a business as well as programs and resources available through SBA, SCORE and AARP. Participants will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a representative from SBA or SCORE.
There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided. To register, call toll-free 877.926.8300 or go online to https://aarp.cvent.com/BusinessFargo.
Workshops will also be held April 11 in Minot, April 12 in Bismarck, and April 20 in Grand Forks.
For more information, visit www.aarp.org/StartABusiness.
All of the SBA’s programs and services are provided to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact SBA at 701.239.5131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.