Boomer Business… BUILDING!

Boomer Business Blossoms in Delaware

So you’re settled in your new home, are you ready for some Business Workshops and Education Seminars?

A survey by Small Business Labs posted online at, studying the attitudes related to working past traditional retirement age, finds “a large percentage of older workers tend to be self-employed and/or start micro-businesses.” Continuing on, “about 27% of Americans aged 65+ that are still in the workforce are self-employed, compared to about 10% of the overall workforce.”

It’s clear from this survey that, “small business formation will be increasing as aging baby boomers choose to work past 65 and that older workers are much more likely to be self-employed than younger workers.”

woman holding open signMany of our clients have arrived with second careers and cottage businesses and are looking to keep on with their active lives. If you are considering starting a new Delaware business or are just interested in learning more about today’s social marketing scene, SCORE and various other civic organizations offer workshops and classes to acclimate you to today’s marketing trends and social networking slang and you just may leave with ideas you can use to build your new Boomer Business.

Straight Talk: The Owner’s Role in Business

Monday, March 31, 10:15am-2pm, Wilmington, DE

Looking to start your new boomer business in Delaware? Struggling with new marketing, advertising and social media strategies can be confusing. Join others of like mind at Brandywine Hundred Library on Monday March 31 from 10:15am-2pm for some of SCORE’s ‘Straight Talk’ and get the help to develop a workable plan. Touch on your role as a business owner and onsite experts will offer helpful hints and tips that you can use immediately to protect your business systems and improve your management and marketing efforts.  Click Here to register. Brandywine Hundred Library is located at 1300 Foulk Road in Wilmington.

Let’s Talk Business: How to Succeed in Sussex County

Thursday, May 8, 8:30-11:30am, Georgetown, DE

This forum, sponsored by SCORE Delaware, WSFS Bank, and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Sussex County Association of Realtors Conference Center in Georgetown and feature four successful Sussex County entrepreneurs: Matt Haley of Matt Haley Companies, Chris Schell of Schell Brothers, LLC, Shaun Tyndall  of Inclind, Inc. and Susan Wood  of The Cultured Pearl Restaurant sharing their business’ success factors.

This is sure to be a great opportunity to open new local networks, meet our sponsors and ask questions of those who have started and grown very successful businesses in Sussex County. Seating is Limited and Registration is required, register here. The Sussex County Association of Realtors Conference Center is located at 23407 Park Avenue in Georgetown.

SCORE DE logoFor more information or to view other educational opportunities, contact SCORE Delaware via email, by phone at 302-573-6552.