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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Bid to boost career prospects of over 50s

A day designed to help over 50s into self-employment is set to take place in Ulverston next week.

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The free information and networking event, organised by the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME), is at the Ulverston Business Centre on Wednesday 14th August 12 noon - 4pm.

Attendees are welcome to stay all day or drop in and take the opportunity to chat to some of the past trainees about their new lives as self-employed business people.

PRIME mentors will be present, with mini workshops covering topics like social media, business finance and marketing where you will hear local businesses giving away their hot tips.

HRH Prince Charlses said: “I knew when I founded The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise that there were a large number of over 50s who were workless, but was shocked when I discovered the true scale of the issue and challenge.

“The Prince’s Initiative for MatureEnterprise helps people aged over 50 to get back into the labour market, re-gaining the dignity of financial independence and the satisfaction of self-fulfilment by starting their own businesses. Now more than ever, our economy and society needs the skills and knowledge built up over so many years that older people have to offer.”

PRIME seeks to make a difference to the lives of those who are economically inactive, but have that desire to start up their own business

Our events aim to create awareness of PRIME and present the opportunities for individuals and organisations to support our on-going work.

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