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Get advice from fellow Entrepreneurs to help take your small business to the next level.

Are you dreaming of starting a business or working for yourself? Whatever your path AARP is here to help.  Ask AARP’s Entrepreneurship Expert Felicia Brown as well as a panel of Entrepreneurs who have found success in starting a business about how to get started, marketing your business, sources for funding, writing your business plan and more.

Ask your small business questions in AARP's Online Community

Felicia Brown leads AARP’s Entrepreneurship Initiative focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs understand the risk and rewards of starting a business.  She manages strategic partnerships, research and develops information and educational small business resources.  She is one of AARP’s Work/Jobs online community experts. 

Beverly Grandison, MPC, CHE is owner of Premier Health + Wellness Consulting, LLC that educates and empowers clients to make informed decisions to take control of their health for better productivity in the workforce, at home, and the community. Beverly is a Retired Army Captain and Airborne Qualified and her military awards are numerous and include the Bronze Order of Mercury and the Bronze Star Medal; she is a Lifetime Girl Scout, AUSA, ROCKS, Inc. member, and a Rotarian with the Chesapeake Rotary Club.

Rhett Buttle is the Founder of Public-Private Strategies, a consulting firm that is exclusively focused on where the public & private sectors meet. The firm is a leader in engaging business leaders — from the small business community to the Fortune 100 — in the most pressing policy issues of the day.

Jennene Biggins is the Principal of J Biggins Consulting, a digital marketing consulting firm specializing in helping small businesses leverage social media marketing strategies, email marketing, video marketing, and mobile marketing to effectively reach their customers and generate revenue.

Patricia Burgess is the owner of Your Wedding Your Way, a small group of talented and non-judgmental wedding officiants. The focus is giving every couple the perfect wedding by creating a totally new and unique wedding ceremony, one that truly represents them and their love story.

Charlotte M. Bishop, a retired City University of New York (CUNY) Professor, has effectively transferred the skills she taught for 41 years into a career as a Professional Organizer.  She is the proud owner of Life Files Professionals, a New York City and New York State Certified Business. Charlotte participated in the AARP Foundation Work for Yourself@50+ program in 2017.

AARP Town Halls

Join us for two interactive events on funding and marketing your small business

  • Funding Your Small Business: Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Marketing Your Small Business: Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. ET