Small Business Development Center Wants You To Plan For A Successful Retirement

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The Small Business Development Center wants you to know that it is not too late to plan for a successful retirement. If you are 55 or older, you are invited to participate in a two hour presentation sponsored by the Small Business Development Center. This education and training seminar will be held on Tuesday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the 3rd floor development room of Belcher Hall on the campus of SC State.

John Goodwin, regional director for the Small Business Development Center, says that attending this seminar will enlighten you on any misconceptions that you have previously heard about retirement, stating, “the retirement seminar will dispel the myth that it is too late to plan for retirement. If you have at least ten years left in the workforce, know that you can build a retirement program. It is not too late.”

Gabe Smith, financial advisor for Edward Jones, will be the presenter, informing attendees on selecting the business retirement plan that is right for you. The seminar will analyze your present situation and goals, assist you in acquiring knowledge of current retirement plans, and provide a detailed description of the costs and fees.

To register for this education and training seminar, please fill out the attached registration form and forward all information to: Pamela Free, Small Business Development Center, South Carolina State University, Campus P.O. Box 7176, 300 College Street NE, Orangeburg, SC 29117. You can also fax your form to (803) 536-8066. 

For more information on how you can plan for a successful retirement, call the Small Business Development Center at (803) 536-8445.

Founded in 1896 as a land grant institution with a mission of providing service to the citizens of the state, South Carolina State University has evolved from a small teachers’ college into a major University center of learning and research. Located in Orangeburg, S.C., with a student population of some 4,500, South Carolina State offers more than 50 different fields of study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. South Carolina State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools in the United States.