Work for Yourself at 50+

Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Welcome! You’re in the right place.

Work for Yourself@50+ is designed to help you make decisions that are right for you, and point you to additional resources and mentors to help you get started on your self-employment journey.

What Participants Say

“In keeping doors open, I continue to learn and grow – about the job market and about myself. This program is truly wonderful and very unique. I understand it's the only one of its kind in the country for self-employment and women 50+.”

Program Participant in Bay Area, CA

“It was helpful to hear stories of people my own age. My view of self-employment has been enhanced.”

Program Participant in Harlem, NY

“I’m entrepreneurial and I’ve always been that way. I did not know where to look for something like Work for Yourself at 50+ and now I’m starting my own business!”

Program Participant in Hartford, CT

Barbara Decides to Work for Herself

Considering our Work for Yourself@50+ program but want to hear about someone else's experience first? Watch Barbara Simmons share her story. Read about her full story here.

You Can Do This

Getting Started With Self-Employment

  • Explore Your Options

    Decide if self-employment is right for you

  • Find Your Focus

    Information, exercises and checklists to help you pinpoint your areas of interest

  • Make a Plan

    A realistic overview of startup considerations, strategies and preliminary steps required for successfully moving onto the self-employment track

  • Watch Out for Trouble

    Stumbling blocks along the road to self-employment can put the brakes on your dream. Pinpoint ways to avoid some of the major pitfalls.

  • Find Support

    Self-employment doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Get guidance on the services and support that will help you accomplish your goals.

  • Take Action

    You’ve explored your options and made your choice — now bring it all together and get ready to work for yourself!

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Additional Resources

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