Category Archives: Retirement

Five Reasons to Start a Personal History Business

I recently interviewed four people who were at least 40 years old when they became personal historians. Their individual stories appear in this guest post written for Later Bloomer, Debra Eve’s blog. Among the four are full-time and part-time personal … Continue reading

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Donny Osmond’s New Role: Entrepreneur

Singer Donny Osmond has done a lot in his life since the release of his first smash single – Puppy Love – back in 1972.  He’s acted on stage, raced cars and hosted talk shows. He even won Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Now the 57-year-old entertainer has just announced his first app to go along with the … Continue reading

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How a Ski Instructor’s Bum Knee Launched a New Product

In 2002, Kim Gustafson left an international career in office equipment sales and marketing to become a ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. But at age 54, his knees (which had undergone two reconstructive surgeries) weren’t so young anymore. His new gig required … Continue reading

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TV Shows for Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs

Most business owners don’t have much downtime.  When an unexpected break or a free night occurs, it feels good to relax and stretch out on the couch – and maybe watch a little TV. A while ago, I was channel surfing one evening and happened to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips to Help You Focus — And Get More Done

Last week, I contacted several late-blooming entrepreneurs and asked them to share time-management tips that help them run their business.  As the responses began arriving, it wasn’t long before a theme emerged. Focus is king. “Establish your goals and objectives and … Continue reading

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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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Centenarian Cyclist Breaks World Record

Late bloomers of all types often can find inspiration from the world of sports. For living proof that age is just a number, look no further than 102-year-old Robert Marchand. This guy is amazing. Marchand, who’s from France, broke his own world record in … Continue reading

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