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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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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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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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Michelle Obama’s Thoughts on Turning 50

Turning 50 isn’t what it used to be. Just ask Michelle Obama. The First Lady of the U.S. isn’t just celebrating her 50th birthday today. She’s embracing it in a way that sets a great example for others. “What you learn is that each decade brings a … Continue reading

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Father-Son Entrepreneurial Team Helps People with Autism

John D’Eri is a seasoned entrepreneur. His son Tom just graduated from business school. So the two decided to join forces and form a new business with an especially important mission: helping people with autism find employment. As reported by … Continue reading

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45-Year-Old Inventor Creates a Bracelet Craze

Until recently, Cheong-Choon Ng was a crash-test engineer for Nissan Motor Company. Now, life is a bit different for the 45-year-old Michigan dad, thanks to his invention that’s become a big hit with the preteen crowd. Ng’s brainchild is the Rainbow Loom, a kit that … Continue reading

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Family is Everything for this Entrepreneur

A few years ago, Emily Deane was being bullied at school.  So her mother Julie decided to do something about it. Julie went and found a nearby school that promised a happier environment for her daughter. She wanted her son, Max, to go as well. But it … Continue reading

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