SBA and AARP Host Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month in April

The U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE and AARP are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month in April, targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50. The organizations will match “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.

“Many new entrepreneurs are saving their best acts for their encore performance,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “They’re using their decades of expertise and their contacts to start new businesses and to finally pursue that venture that has been stirring their dreams for all these years.

Throughout April, SBA District Offices, state AARP Offices, and SCORE (and other SBA partners) will host more than 100 events around the country. Events include speed mentoring, which allows mentors and entrepreneurs to share information for five-minute sessions, and mentor lunches for entrepreneurs to learn best practices from successful small business owners.

Pinellas County SCORE’s free event will be presented from 1 PM to 3 PM April 25 at Schiller International University, 8560 Ulmerton Road Room 131, in Largo. To register for this free event, go to

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