The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region has partnered with the AARP Foundation for Work for Yourself@50+, an initiative designed to assist adults age 50 and older to understand the pros and cons of self-employment and support them through the early steps of business development. Workshops will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 25, 2019 at the Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, in Troy; and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., May 9, 2019 at 920 Albany Street, in Schenectady. Workshops are open to all aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages.
According to the AARP Foundation, barriers to self-employment include access to capital, confidence to begin and sustain a business, and the capacity for growth and increasing profits. Topics include careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself; exercises to help develop the self-employment idea; a realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity; guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams; and ways to find trustworthy support and services.
Admission is free. For more information or to register, call Paul Stewart at 518-436-8586, ext. 805 or visit MyCommunityLoanFund.org.