Category Archives: Business

A Couple’s Calling: Gourmet Marshmallow Treats

Judy Soldinger was a registered nurse. Her husband, Steve, worked in broadcasting for more than 40 years. Now the Portsmouth, Virginia couple is busy producing Crispycakes — soft and gooey marshmallow treats that are making their way into locations ranging … Continue reading

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Learning from Entrepreneurs Who Have “Been There”

One way to test the waters of entrepreneurship is to talk with people who have started a business. Where better to get advice, technical help or a real-life perspective than from entrepreneurs who have lived through the startup process? Social … Continue reading

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Why Leaders Get Better With Age

Companies prize young talent. And rightly so. In an era of instant communication, they need young, tech-savvy leaders who can help them to get things done faster. Still, speed by itself doesn’t equate to business success. Sydney Finkelstein wrote about … Continue reading

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Opening a Law Practice at Age 72

When Pennsylvania resident Carolyn Newsom decided to go to law school at age 68, she wasn’t the only one there who was making a midlife career change. A half-dozen women with her at the Widener University School of Law were at least … Continue reading

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Help is Out There for 40-and-Older Entrepreneurs

Looking for third-party support or guidance to launch your startup – but aren’t sure where to turn? Here’s a list of organization, programs and publications that may be useful for aspiring or new business owners. Many of these resources are … Continue reading

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Grocery Entrepreneur Seeks to Help Working Families

For 31 years, Doug Rauch helped Trader Joe’s Company grow from a small operation in Southern California to a national chain that has more than 400 stores these days. Now Rauch — who served as Trader Joe’s president for 14 years before … Continue reading

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Ten Steps for Starting a Software Business

Jim Kelly is a Bethesda, Maryland-based serial entrepreneur whose expertise includes software technology solutions and venture capital. In 1996 – at age 55 – he left his position with BDM to start his first company: SynXis, a hotel reservation management software provider sold … Continue reading

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Invention Turns Smartphones into Heart Monitors

David C. Albert is an Oklahoma City-based cardiologist, inventor and the founder of three tech companies. His latest venture, which he started at age 56, sells a product that has caught the attention of many in the health care industry. The AliveCor System turns a smartphone … Continue reading

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The Power of Persistence

Four years ago, I set out to write a book about people who became successful entrepreneurs in the second halves of their lives. I undertook this challenge for several reasons but at the heart of it all was a personal one. I … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Creates a “Surfboard” for the Golf Course

Don Wildman has an invention that he hopes will make golf carts a thing of the past. The 80-year-old entrepreneur from Malibu, California is the mastermind behind the GolfBoard, an electronic board that golfers (and their clubs) ride to get … Continue reading

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