AARP and the SBA will host an Encore Entrepreneur "Lunch and Learn" workshop Thursday, April 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the American Red Cross building, 2640 Canal Street.  The goal of this event is to provide opportunities for experienced workers to pursue entrepreneurship as a means to generate income and boost financial security.  


The workshop will cover:


* Items you want to know before starting a business

* Preparing for business success

* How to start a home-based business

* Financing options

* Resources for your business  


Guest speakers include:

Mike Pennison, business consultant, La. Small Business Development Center


Todd Higgins, business mentor, SCORE


Laverne Saulny, author of "Quick and Easy Steps to Starting a Profitable Home-Based Business."


The workshop is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP by registering online at: or call 1-866-448- 3620.