Monthly Archives: January 2011

White House Initiative to Promote Entrepreneurship

The new “Startup America” initiative launched today is a partnership between the public and private sectors to help generate jobs by promoting “high growth entrepreneurship throughout the country,” according to this White House news release .  Several of the private sector commitments fall under the category of … Continue reading

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What’s a “Lifestyle Business”?

Many entrepreneurs, including (especially?) those over 40, start their own businesses because of a desired change in lifestyle.  Maybe they want to be their own boss.  Or to have more flexibility in their schedule.  Or to free themselves from a daily commute that can take hours and leave them frazzled.  … Continue reading

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Cookies on Call: Franny Martin’s Sweet Success

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs When she was in fifth grade, Franny Martin’s father gave her an item he had clipped from a magazine.  “Quitters Never Win and Winners Never Quit,” it read. That philosophy stayed with Martin during … Continue reading

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Three Traits of a Great Entrepreneur

While many variables contribute to success, three qualities — guts, desire and passion — increase your odds of becoming a great entrepreneur, according to this column in VentureBeat.

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Websites Offer Advice For Boomers Starting Businesses

For Baby Boomers looking to pursue second careers as entrepreneurs, there’s a growing number of websites offering advice and help, according to this article in the Cape Cod Times.  The article, authored by Cape Cod SCORE, provides several sites for those who … Continue reading

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Savvy Rest Founder Focuses on “Ethical Selling”

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs When asked what’s behind the success of his company, Savvy Rest’s Michael Penny doesn’t need to think too long. “People can copy what we do, but they can’t copy us,” says Penny.  “It’s about transparency … Continue reading

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Tech-Savvy Boomer Couple Launches Travel Website

Here’s an article about an Arizona couple launching an online luxury-travel guide geared towards Baby Boomers like themselves.  The couple, says the article, has “found a niche in the social-media world, a venue traditionally reserved for entrepreneurs who are the children of … Continue reading

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