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Business startup courses offered for those 50 and older

Many think you have to be young to start a business because your brain is fresh with the knowledge you have learned in school. However, that isn't entirely true. Sometimes, life experiences and growing as a person have a lot to do with starting a business that would prove to be successful in years to come. For older individuals in California and the rest of the United States that have always dreamed of a business startup, they now have their chance to turn it into a reality.

Those that are age 50 and older may be able to take training and counseling provided by AARP and the United States Small Business Administration for those seeking to be entrepreneurs. According to a recent newspaper article, it is more common for those 45 and older to start a business than those fresh out of high school or college between 20 and 34. The training is completely free and they are hoping to be able to work with at least 100,000 people that have dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.

There is a self-assessment that will need to be taken and will work towards providing the right frame of mind for someone looking into this concept. It is said to be a thorough assessment, but it shows individuals that there's more to starting a business than just coming up with an idea and running with it. There are also online classes that can be taken in addition to the mentors to help guide you along the way.

Running a business is by no means an easy task. There is a lot of time, effort and hard work put into coming up with an idea, implementing that idea and getting a business up and off the ground. Anyone, no matter their age or how well educated they are, would do well to understand the legal implications that surround a business startup and operation in California. It can be a very rewarding experience, but you want to ensure that you do it accurately, effectively and legally.

Source: South Bend Tribune, "50 and older can get help starting a business," Jim Meenan, June 11, 2012

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