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."