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Use these Small Business Administration tools Use these Small Business Administration tools to help you at any stage of your business venture.

 

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AARP Participated in ‘Small Business Saturday’

AARP participated in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29. View a blog about AARP’s role in that effort.  Read

In Search of a Second Act: The Challenges and Advantages of Senior Entrepreneurship

AARP testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging and Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on the challenges and advantages of senior entrepreneurship

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The Reluctant Entrepreneur

Going "out on your own" when you can't find a job.

Editor’s note: Henry Liu, who recently won the $100,000 Purpose Prize honoring age 60-plus social entrepreneurs, died in a car crash the day this story was posted.

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The federal government’s Small Business Administration provides links to programs for women and vets.

The SBA’s Small Business Development Centers offer free advice in every state.

SCORE, a nonprofit known as “counselors to America’s small business,” is a nationwide network of volunteers with business backgrounds who offer workshops and free online and face-to-face counseling.

The Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac business development programs are offered around the country for new and established entrepreneurs.

AARP Worksearch website offers a broad array of services for older job seekers.

Check local colleges and universities and their business schools for entrepreneurship workshops and courses.

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