718-982-2560 SBDC@csi.cuny.edu

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  (Aug. 31, 21015) – If you are retired and seeking to re-enter the workforce, or employed and dreaming of being your own boss – and need guidance  – you’ll want to mark your calendar for a workshop Sept. 24.

The free event, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SI SBDC), can be your first step toward understanding what it takes to launch a new career as a business owner.

Titled “The Encore Entrepreneur: Your Second Career,” the seminar will cover a range of  essential topics, such as, How to Fund Your Business; Budgeting Considerations, and the Basic Skills Required for Operating an Enterprise.

Featured speakers will include Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, co-founder of career-coaching firm  SixFigureStart®; Solomon Chemo, certified financial planner and managing partner, The Richmond Group Wealth Advisors; representatives from the SBA, and experts from the banking, small business and franchising communities.Be Your Own Boss sign in a conceptual image

“Career transitions and business start-ups are challenging by nature,” said Dean L. Balsamini, director of the SBDC at the College of Staten Island. “Fortunately, the journey can be eased with the assistance of experts.”

The Sept. 24 seminar will take place 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 22 Hillside Terrace, Great Kills.

For pre-registration, Christine Purelis of the SI SBDC may be reached at 718-982-2495, or emailed at Christine.Purelis@csi.cuny.edu.

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