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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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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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Beverage Entrepreneur Tries His Hand at Lettuce Tea

Ten years ago, Eddy Antoine moved to the Tampa, Florida area to retire. Once he got there, his life took a different direction. As this article in the Tampa Tribune explains, “his effort to find something interesting to do turned … Continue reading

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Dexter Holland: Punk Rocker, Hot Sauce Entrepreneur and AIDS Researcher

If you’re into music, you may know that Dexter Holland is the lead singer for The Offspring, a punk-rock band. What’s less known is the fact that he’s also a successful entrepreneur and a scientist. Holland started a hot sauce company, Gringo Bandito, when he was in his early 40s.  Apparently, the inspiration … Continue reading

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A Life Coach’s Fitness Tips for Entrepreneurs

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs A common recommendation for aspiring and new entrepreneurs is to prepare a written business plan. But do they also need a “wellness plan”? According to Patti M. Hudson, the answer is yes. Hudson is the … Continue reading

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Need Help Hatching Your Business?

If so, you might want to look for an incubator. Just as the ones for eggs help bring chicks into the world, business incubators help brand new companies survive and grow during the start-up period (when these companies are most vulnerable). Incubation programs come in many shapes … Continue reading

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In the Midst of War, an Afghan Entrepreneur Thrives

Mustafa Sadiq knows something about perseverance. You have to when you’re an entrepreneur in Afghanistan. Sadiq is the 47-year-old owner of Kabul-based Omaid Bahar factory, which sells fruit juice concentrate and fresh produce to the health-conscious in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. At the heart of his business … Continue reading

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How Two Friends Built a Gourmet Licorice Business Together

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Some of the entertainment industry’s biggest hits have been about enduring friendships.  Like Laverne and Shirley.  Thelma and Louise.  Kate and Allie.  And of course, Lucy and Ethel. Now, meet Elizabeth and Ardith.  They … Continue reading

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Inventor Strives to Bring the World a Better Hotdog

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Chris Schutte always wanted to be an inventor.  But he didn’t start pursuing his dream until 2007, when two things happened. The first was a layoff from his corporate job in the home entertainment … Continue reading

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