Two Senate committees held a hearing on the growing trend of older Americans starting their own businesses. Witnesses testified on ways to reduce barriers for senior-citizen entrepreneurs and outlined various initiatives to assist new business owners. Other topics included creating access to training and capital for senior business owners, the impact of the Affordable Care Act on senior entrepreneurs, and their impact on the overall economy.

In remarks, the co-founder of the Senior Entrepreneurship Works stated that the federal government needed to think of seniors as an asset rather than a liability to the country

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