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Workshop designed for entrepreneurs over 50

The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Small Business Development Center and Center for Continuing Education present “Encore Entrepreneurship: Essentials for Starting a Business After 50” 8:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Conference Center, 600 N. 21st S.

“This workshop is for any one ’50 and better’ who is looking for new opportunities in retirement. Many retirees have an idea for a business, but not the resources to move forward. This workshop is helpful for entrepreneurs who are unemployed or need to supplement their income,” said Julianne Raymond, business center director.

Raymond said workshop participants will learn ways to get help starting a business, what steps to take to assess the viability of their business idea, options for financing, and investment risk management.

“Many people are finding that a small business can be an ‘encore’ career,” said Esther Gieschen, program manager, UWS Center for Continuing Education. “We want to give them useful tools to pursue their business ideas or, in some cases, fulfill a life-long dream.”

The day begins with networking at 8:30 a.m. At 9 p.m. Carla Ingram, Weather Queen Shades and Janis Cummings, entrepreneur and founder of Twin Ports Guardianship & Payee Services will give a presentation on “Entrepreneurship Over 50: Fun, Rewarding and Lucrative.” Raymond will speak about how to “Create a LEAN Business Plan” at 9:30 a.m. At 10:45 a.m., Charlie Glazman, past chair for the Service Corps of Retired Executives and associate dean of continuing education at WITC, presents “Take Advantage of No-Cost Counseling.” At 11 a.m., financial adviser Michael Edwards discusses “Financing Strategies and Risk Management.”

Participants may register online at or by phone at 715-394-8351.

The public is invited; the cost is $20.