Monthly Archives: April 2012

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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How to Survive Your First Year in Business

In a piece appearing in The Sydney Morning Herald, entrepreneur Mark Harbottle offers tips to help startups avoid some common mistakes.  His first suggestion?  Set up the right business structure within the first 12 months.  “It can get hard and expensive to change … Continue reading

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What Business Owners Can Learn from Michael Jordan

Even celebrity business owners need to surround themselves with people who bring different perspectives — and are willing to disagree with them, when necessary.  A recent Washington Post article about former basketball superstar Michael Jordan makes this point loud and clear. The 49-year-old Jordan … Continue reading

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Does Gray Hair Matter in the Work World?

For the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde and other noted business leaders, gray hair doesn’t seem to be a factor.  But it can be a trickier issue for regular working women, according to an April 3 Associated Press story. Traditionally, going gray hasn’t been as big of … Continue reading

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