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The Empowering Encore Entrepreneurs series offers an 8-week program for new entrepreneurs that are 55 years old or older. With supplies provided by SLCL, participants develop skills through expert-led presentations and workshops. This program will run every Tuesday from April 2 to May 21.


Key takeaways of this program series are to:

  • Empower participants to overcome obstacles and address apprehensions associated with expanding their businesses.
  • Guide participants in developing a thorough business canvas that encompasses all essential elements for strategic planning and execution.
  • Provide insights into participants' target markets, equipping them with a deeper understanding of demographic trends and preferences.
  • Enhance participants' knowledge of business taxes and the legal intricacies involved in operating a business.
  • Instruct participants on leveraging technology to effectively connect with and engage their target markets.
  • Educate participants on funding strategies that align with long-term retirement goals, ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Assist participants in translating personal life experiences into valuable business skills, fostering a holistic approach to entrepreneurship.
  • Provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of succession planning, enabling them to prepare for the future continuity of their businesses.
  • $100 credit towards a Chamber of Commerce membership of your choosing.
  • Participation in a pitch competition for small business funds.


Application Process

The application has closed. Thank you for your interest in this program.


Program Requirements

  • 80% participation in the program to complete
  • Business owner aged 55 or older
  • In-person attendance
  • Businesses established within the last year or two


Chat with a Librarian
9:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 

Friday - Saturday
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

1:00-4:30 p.m.


Phone: 314-994-3300
(option 3 and then option 2)