AARP Work for Yourself@50+ Programs at Duquesne University SBDC



The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center is pleased to announce that it is offering Work for Yourself@50+ workshops in our community.

AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ will help low- and moderate-income adults age 50+ gain the knowledge, support, and resources they need to make informed decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The two hour workshop will walk participants through the Work for Yourself@50+ materials and connect them with local resources to help them reach their goals. Along with this, you will also receive a 72 page workbook and resource guide. The cost to attend is $15. Seats fill up quickly so please register as soon as possible.

The workshop will be offered on two dates:
Monday November 6th, at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 700 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
Register for this event HERE.
Tuesday December 5th, at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Hill District, 2177 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Register for this event HERE.

The decision to start a business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps:

  • A careful consideration of the potential and perils of working for yourself
  • Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea
  • A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity
  • Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams
  • Ways to find trustworthy support and services

To learn more about Work for Yourself@50+, please visit
Contact the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center for information.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: (412) 396-1633 Email:
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Work for Yourself@50+ is made possible through a grant from The Hartford.

Education for the Mind, Heart and Spirit.


This article is sponsored by the Small Business Development Center of Duquesne University. The Small Business Development Center at Duquesne University was founded in 1986. The Duquesne University SBDC is one of 18 SBDC’s in Pennsylvania and is an accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers. The Duquesne SBDC provides consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a small business in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence countries. (Environmental and International Programs service a wider range of counties)

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