Kingston, NY – County Executive Mike Hein invites Ulster County residents to a free ‘Starting a Business at 50+’ workshop on Wednesday, August 5th at 8:30 AM at the Business Resource Center in Kingston. Ulster County Executive Mike Hein will present a panel with Ulster County Office of Economic Development Director Suzanne Holt; Ulster Savings Bank VP of Commercial Lending Stephen Hack; and Mid-Hudson SBDC Senior Counselor Al Griggs. Those interested in attending are asked to register for this half day program at sbdc[at]sunyulster[dot]edu or call (845) 339-0025.
"We thank AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration for working together with Ulster County’s business development team to provide a program locally which has been found to be beneficial in other areas of New York State,” said County Executive Hein. “Residents in Ulster County who are contemplating starting a business and have questions of any kind, whether general or specific, should attend this workshop. It is designed to provide them with the information they need and introduce them to the resources available in Ulster County.”
Dr. Arnaldo Sehwerert, Director of the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center stated, “From an entrepreneurial perspective, people 50+ have a lot to contribute to themselves, their families and the community. The wealth of know-how, experience, practical intuition and street smarts they bring to the table makes this group ideal to reach success in the small business world. This seminar will provide the specific details and the framework to put all those great skills to use in an efficient and focused direction.”
According to T.N. Thompson, who founded Millrock Technology, Inc. at 45, “It’s never too late to start a business. Although starting a business is not for the faint of heart, by age 50 most people have enough life experiences and resources to better approach starting a successful business. The concept of encouraging this generation is a clever idea which I believe will result in a higher success rate for developing new businesses.”
AARP offers numerous useful tips as well as a self-paced, easy to follow 30 minute online course designed for those who are planning to start a business at: http://www.aarp.org/work/self-employment/
This workshop is sponsored by the Ulster County Executive, SBA, AARP, the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center, SUNY Ulster and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance.