The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center and Women’s Business Center is excited to announce an initiative that will benefit adults ages 50 and above. A free workshop “Work for Yourself@50+” will be offered on Tuesday, December 5, 9:30 am – 12 pm at the Entrepreneurial Center, 222 Pitkin Street in East Hartford, CT.
The workshop, funded by AARP Foundation and The Hartford, will help attendees gain the knowledge, support, and resources needed to make informed decisions and to take the right first steps towards successful self-employment. It will cover the potential benefits and risks of self-employment, exercises to help develop the self-employment idea, guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams, and ways to find trustworthy support and services. Call 1-888-339-5617 to register.
Milena Erwin, the Women’s Business Center Program Manager, said, “We are very excited about our new partnership with the AARP Foundation and The Hartford. The Work for Yourself @50+ program allows us to target a new group of entrepreneurs and provide them with the training, advising and technical support needed to start and expand their businesses, generate income, and contribute to their community. The program is a wonderful addition to our current focus on women, minorities, and low-to-moderate income individuals venturing into business ownership.”
Creating and owning a business has long been heralded as a path to financial success and economic mobility; low-income older adults, however, face unique hurdles when re-entering the workforce in a nontraditional capacity. AARP Foundation’s and The Hartford’s investment in these grantees seeks to improve the lives of vulnerable populations by supporting and advancing effective solutions.
About the Entrepreneurial Center:
The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center (EC) provides hands-on coaching and business training for new and expanding small businesses, as well as aspiring entrepreneurs, throughout Connecticut. Part of the nationally-renowned Barney School of Business, the EC helps small business owners and employees to gain the business skills needed to succeed in the marketplace through business advising, technical assistance, educational programs, and networking events. The Women's Business Center, which specializes in serving women in business, is the largest initiative of the EC. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu/ec.