Monthly Archives: May 2011

Swimming with the Sharks at Age 61

Today’s Washington Post has an inspirational article about 61-year-old swimming legend Diana Nyad, who plans to attempt a 103-mile, shark-infested swim from Cuba to Key West sometime this summer.  Nyad’s goal is to finish a job she started 32  years ago, when … Continue reading

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Inventors Hope for a Shot at Infomercial Fame

Inventors from all over the U.S. traveled last week to New Jersey-based Telebrands, the company behind the “as seen on TV” infomercials, to pitch what they hope will be the next big infomercial success, reports a May 22 article in The Star-Ledger.   Among the contestants were a 44-year-old with a … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Hopes Invention is Key to Less Stress

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Keys have a way of disappearing at the worst possible moment.  Who hasn’t uprooted couch cushions or dug through a purse in a frantic attempt to find a missing set?    Linda Nagamine knows … Continue reading

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Lamp Artist Finds Watts of Success

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Barbara Cosgrove doesn’t make ordinary lamps.  She designs beautiful, sleek creations with clean lines and shades in tasteful, muted colors. Most of her lamps look like sculptures because, well, they are, in a way. … Continue reading

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Former M*A*S*H Star Becomes Entrepreneur

Most people know Wayne Rogers from his Trapper John character on the M*A*S*H television series that aired during the 70s and 80s.  Today, Rogers is a co-owner of Kleinfeld, a national bridal retailer and leads Wayne Rogers & Co., an investment firm he founded.  He’s … Continue reading

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New Funding Lingo for Entrepreneurs

Even professional investors often are confused these days by the new and changing funding terminology used for early-stage startups, says Martin Zwilling, founder and CEO of Startup Professionals.  In a post appearing on Forbes.com, Zwilling provides a sampling of the latest terms and lingo for entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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