The Rewards for “Boomerpreneurs”

What are the greatest rewards that come from starting a business when you’re older?  In this article from The Globe and Mail, writer Stacey Stein asked five Canadian “boomerpreneurs” about various aspects of business ownership, including what’s made it all worthwhile.  Here’s what they had to say:

Dean Shaver, 58 — Founder and CEO of Canadian Safety Inspections, Inc., which performs safety audits for the oil and gas industry, mining companies and other businesses concerned about workplace safety.  Greatest reward:  His employees, who are “a huge source of pride.”

Corrine McIsaac, 51 — President and Founder of Health Outcomes Worldwide, which  offers consultation services, data analytics and a software application for healthcare professionals (Corrine is a nurse by training). Greatest reward:  “We’re helping people get better every day. And that keeps you going every day.”

Glenn Cox, 50 — Founder and president of Zengo Innovations Inc., which sells the RuptureSeal (a product he invented). Greatest reward: Being able to do something he loves.

Sandra McLeod, 58 and Ian McLeod, 66 — Owners and managers of Expedia CruiseShip Centers, a travel industry franchise. Greatest reward:  The clients who go on vacation and have a fabulous time, returning home full of excitement. Sometimes clients thank Sandra with hugs and bottles of wine — something she didn’t get when she was doing tax planning.

For aspiring boomerpreneurs, Sandra has this advice:  “Never lose sight of your dreams, because if you can dream it you can do it.”


About Lynne Strang

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18 Responses to The Rewards for “Boomerpreneurs”

  1. Five more inspiring stories in one.

  2. Reblogged this on New Life In Austin and commented:
    Now here’s a new term: “Boomerpreneurs”! See what they’re up to……

  3. LuxuryJets says:

    We agree, its so easy to get stuck in a circle of job, bills, 4 weeks holiday a year and not much else! More people should do what makes them happy and what they enjoy. Its never too late for a career change or a fresh start. Everything is achievable if you want it enough. ;o)

  4. JC says:

    Very interesting trend. I just wonder will boomerpreneurs only focus on certain industries due to age constraints.

  5. dwayne161 says:

    Reblogged this on dwayne2013blogdotcom and commented:

  6. Great blog! The moment I stopped chasing money and living someone else’s dream, I had my life back,

  7. mrsdodd2u says:

    Reblogged this on mrsdodd2u and commented:
    check this article out!

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