Research from the Kaufmann Foundation conducted from 1996-2010 suggests that Americans ages 55-64 had the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity of any age group.
The Small Business Administration is partnering with the AARP on a seminar to help baby boomers start their own businesses. Civic Ventures, a non-profit think tank, claims 1 in 4 Americans 44-70 years old are going to want to start a small business over the next few years.
SBA’s Michael Foutch says the seminar will introduce boomers to the resources they need to start and grow a small business in Nebraska.
"We want to introduce them to people like SCORE, the Nebraska Business Development Center, Gallup’s Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program. Get them all together in the same room and tell them they’re not alone and introduce them to business owners who have gone through just what you’re going through right now to sort of take the scary out of starting your own business.”
Foutch says since mid-decade, 52% of all new jobs in Nebraska came from small businesses. The SBA/AARP small business seminar takes place October 2nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Omaha. Registration is available at 402-221-7211.