Author Archives: Lynne Strang

About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).

How Jon Bon Jovi’s Restaurants Are Making a Big Difference

Jon Bon Jovi is a world-famous rock star with numerous albums that have sold millions of copies.  But there’s another side to him that some fans may not know. He’s also a social entrepreneur who is dedicated to fighting hunger. … Continue reading

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Life is Sweet for this 60-Something Entrepreneur

When Carolyn Hartz of Perth, Australia started her business 14 years ago, she didn’t exactly fit the mold of an entrepreneur. She had no business experience. She had been out of the workforce for 25 years raising a family. She … Continue reading

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Nine Business Book Takeaways That Can Help Your Startup

Whether you’re new to entrepreneurship or been at it for a while, these ideas from noted business books can help you reach your goals: 1) Don’t try to win by competing in an already crowded market space. Create an uncontested … Continue reading

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From Secretary to Handywoman

Jo Ellen Soesbee used to spend her days answering phones and filing papers. Now she sports a hard hat and wields a power drill. Soesbee, 58, is the owner of the ToolBox TomGirl, which offers home and business repair services … Continue reading

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Professional Football Players Who Became Entrepreneurs

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner — which got me thinking about National Football League players who start businesses later in life.  Here’s a look at some of them: Mike Lodish, Pat’s Gourmet – Lodish, who played in … Continue reading

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Eight Notable Quotes from 2015

Here are eight quotes from posts that appeared on this blog last year. I hope they provide a useful perspective as you set goals for 2016. Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year — Lynne ********************* 1) “I’m no … Continue reading

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A Men’s Clothing CEO Gets Fired – And Starts Two Businesses

At age 66, George Zimmer, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse, has two new businesses. One is zTailors where customers can rent tuxedos online and get them delivered to their homes. On its website, the company says it “gives everyone an … Continue reading

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