Monthly Archives: April 2011

Turning to the Yoga Mat for a Paycheck

More people are leaving the 9-to-5 world behind to become full-time yoga instructors, according to a US News and World Report article by Alexis Grant.  The main reason for the trend is a combination of yoga’s growing popularity and the lingering recession, say sources interviewed for … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Entrepreneur Turns Her Vision into Reality

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Successful entrepreneurship depends upon many factors, but nothing beats a well-timed solution for a pressing need.    Just ask Suzanne Magee, the 57-year-old president and CEO of TechGuard Security, a multi-million dollar company founded … Continue reading

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Building a Business One Bike Wheel at a Time

 By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs   Many cyclists, especially recreational riders, are just fine with factory-built, standard wheels.  Then there are the racers, triathletes, commuters and others who are particular about how their bike rubber meets the road.  They … Continue reading

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More Business Owners Worried About Retirement, Says Survey

Saving for retirement is a worrisome topic for more small business owners, according to the American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor, a semi-annual survey of business owners/managers of companies with fewer than 100 employees.  The latest findings, released this week, show more than eight-in-ten … Continue reading

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Investors, Innovators Help the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Those who work with entrepreneurs are starting to codify the ways entrepreneurial practices can be standardized and passed along to the next generation of startups, according to a recent Mass High Tech article.  In the article, representatives from a venture … Continue reading

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Tech Startup Caters to Seniors

Kevin Merrill is the 49-year-old co-founder of invianet inc., a wireless firm that caters to assisted living homes and vacation rental properties.  Charlotte Observer columnist Ron Stodghill wrote recently about Merrill and invianet, which was founded by four partners less than a year … Continue reading

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