Author Archives: Lynne Strang

About Lynne Strang

I'm a freelance writer who helps organizations and individuals meet their marketing and communications goals. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." To learn more, please visit my website: lynnebeverlystrang.com.

7 Online Communities for Older Entrepreneurs

In this time of social distancing, community matters big time for those who of us who are small business owners and solopreneurs. We need to brainstorm ideas, keep learning and stay connected with others. Being part of a group helps … Continue reading

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From Academic to Food Entrepreneur: Pat Brown’s Impossible Journey

Why would a tenured professor in his late 50s leave a job he loved to start a company he never intended to create? Meet Pat Brown, who did just that. By any measure, Brown is a smart guy. He has … Continue reading

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Why Volunteering is a Good Thing for Entrepreneurs – Part Two

In January, I wrote this post about the many benefits that entrepreneurs gain from volunteering. Today’s post adds to this theme by sharing a recent interview conducted by Steve Gladis, Ph.D., a leadership speaker and executive coach based in Fairfax, … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Trying Something New

Earlier this year, I decided to try my hand at a tall tales speech contest. It was a decision made with a touch of trepidation. I had never given a tall tale before. Heck, I wasn’t sure what it was … Continue reading

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How to Find the Right Peeps for Your Business

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs In March, Steve Fredlund drove from his home in Minnesota to give a talk at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. But this wasn’t just any presentation. It was a TEDx talk, a locally-organized … Continue reading

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Amid COVID-19, These Companies Stay True to Their 40-and-Older Founders

People who start businesses later in life tend to be fanatics about customer service. It isn’t hard to figure out why. When you’ve been a customer yourself for a few decades, you develop an appreciation for exceptional service – and … Continue reading

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New to Video Conferencing? These Tips Might Help

As concerns related to COVID-19 intensify, so are efforts to encourage “social distancing.” This, in turn, is fueling interest in video conferencing, which allows users in different locations to see and talk with each other in real time. In the … Continue reading

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8 Tips to Build Your Network When You’re Pressed for Time

For entrepreneurs, networking should be a constant process. But how can you find time to cultivate new relationships — and retain existing ones — when you’re busy running a business, taking care of family matters and fulfilling other commitments? Here … Continue reading

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How a Longtime Auto Enthusiast Launched a Model Car Business

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs  Jim Cowen, 64, has loved cars and collected auto-related memorabilia for as long as he can remember. When he reached his 50s, the Chicago-area consultant decided to turn his passion into a business that … Continue reading

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Why Volunteering is a Good Thing for Entrepreneurs

Each winter, I volunteer for my little town’s annual ping-pong tournament, a community event organized and run by local residents. Our planning committee handles a long list of tasks, from processing registrations to setting up matches. When the big day … Continue reading

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