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weVENTURE Hosts “Work for Yourself@50+” Workshop

weVENTURE, a Central Florida-based organization launched at Florida Institute of Technology and focused on accelerating sustainable business growth for entrepreneurs, is hosting a free Work for Yourself@50+ workshop in coordination with AARP Foundation on Friday, October 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at weVENTURE’s office located at the Harris Commons Building (3011 S. Babcock Street). This month’s workshop facilitator is Val Williams, Work-Based Training Specialist at CareerSource Brevard.

In late 2016, weVENTURE was awarded a grant from AARP Foundation, allowing the organization to conduct free Work for Yourself@50+ workshops to interested attendees in Brevard County. This program provides the knowledge, support, and resources needed to make informed decisions about successful self-employment.

During this workshop, Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  1. A careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself
  2. Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea
  3. A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity
  4. Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams
  5. Ways to find trustworthy support and services in the community

“After more than six months of Work for Yourself@50+ workshops, we are thrilled to see the number of budding entrepreneurs and those who are looking to be self-employed in our community,” said weVENTURE Executive Director Erica Lemp. “The need for these type of workshops and programs are promising for our economy and show the caliber and climate of business on the Space Coast!” 

This national grant initiative is designed to help older adults assess opportunities for self-employment, build skills, and connect with resources that will enable them to generate income by working for themselves.

To learn more about the Work for Yourself@50+ initiative, please visit aarpfoundation.org/workforyourself or call 1-888-339-5617 to register for the October 13 workshop and receive a free toolkit and sign up for a local workshop.

To get more information about weVENTURE program offerings, call 321-674-7007 or email weVENTURE@fit.edu

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