SBA offers Vancouver event for "encore entrepreneurs"

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The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are hosting an "Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Meet Up" event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. April 11 at Latte Da, 205 East 39th St. in Vancouver.

The event is one of 100 such events across the nation targeted at entrepreneurs older than 50. The goal is to match "encore entrepreneurs" with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.

The SBA's Portland district office will have representatives available with handouts and information about programs and resources available through the SBA and a network of partner organizations.

The event will provide information on how to start a business plan and secure startup capital, among other topics. More information is available by email at pdxhelp@sba.gov or by phone at 503-326-5200.