Tuesday, February 17, 2009

SBA Resources for Boomer Startups

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a new package of resources for older entrepreneurs looking to start both for-profit and nonprofit businesses. The site, 50-Plus Entrepreneur, is targeted to those seeking to start a small business, but offers lots of practical advice for social entrepreneurs as well. For example, people can get help in analyzing their competition, counseling problematic employees, improving cybersecurity, developing a business plan and determining how much insurance is needed.

That audience might also be interested in Encore Careers. "The growing network of people in encore careers is transforming the workplace and the way that people think about work. More and more individuals in the second half of life are combining continued income with personal fulfillment and social impact." Here's a success story about a social entrepreneur.

(Thanks, JM)

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