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Hoosier Help With Starting A Business: Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

September 20, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - With 25 percent of people between ages 44 and 70 wanting to start their own business, AARP and the Small Business Administration (SBA) are teaming up to help answer start-up questions. October 2 is "Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day," according to June Lyle, AARP Indiana state director. That's when Hoosiers are invited to a workshop in Indianapolis to get a handle on what's available to them, she says.

"It will focus on a few key areas: talking through whether business ownership is right for you, developing a business plan, legal basics. These are some of the ideas you're going to want to think through before endeavoring to start your own business."

Marianne Markowitz, SBA Midwest regional administrator, acknowledges that starting a business can be intimidating, and she says the workshop is designed to help overcome barriers.

"We want everyone to really understand all the resources out there. In general, a tremendous amount of resources for all would-be entrepreneurs are available through our agency."

Space for the workshop is limited to 30, so Markowitz suggests registering as soon as possible by calling 317-226-7272 or by emailing Sharon Murff at

Lyle notes that some potential entrepreneurs might not know what business they want to start, while others may have a dream in mind.

"If you're one of those people who has had a brilliant idea percolating in your brain for years and you just haven't really known what to do as far as the next steps, you could certainly bring that. But you don't need to come with anything."

Leigh DeNoon, Public News Service - IN