Starting a business at 50+

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – You’re never too old to pursue your dreams. That was the message behind a session targeting entrepreneurs over the age of 50 on Wednesday at Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.

It was hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP.

Right now, one in four people ages 44 to 70 are interested in being entrepreneurs and 63 percent of Americans plan on working during retirement.

Local entrepreneurs and mentors were on site to talk to people interested in starting their own business.

The 2013 Women's Business Conference is also happening next week on Thursday, April 25th at the Plaza Suites and Hotel in Eau Claire.

It’s presented by the Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The conference is expected to attract more than 500 business owners, aspiring business owners, entrepreneurs and exhibitors from five states. This year’s conference features more than 90 regional exhibitors and 20 educational sessions on business basics, marketing, finance, and current trends in business. One-on-one business counseling will be available throughout the day.

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