Category Archives: Success

How One Couple Found a Business Idea Seven Thousand Miles from Home

By Lynne Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Doha, Qatar has megamalls, luxurious hotels and soaring skyscrapers. It also has a small- but-scrappy souvenir business with its own style. Doha Designs is the brainchild of Lee and Meredith Hedrick, two Annandale, Virginia teachers … Continue reading

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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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