Category Archives: Career Changes

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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Some Interesting Holiday Business Ideas

From ugly sweaters to festive lighting, business opportunities abound for those who enjoy helping others get ready for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, among other holidays. Meet some entrepreneurs who began holiday-themed businesses at a later age. DebsTackySweaters – Deb Rottum, … Continue reading

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Launching a Second Act as a Filmmaker

By Lynne Beverly Strang In October, I went to see Beyond Sixty Project in this year’s Washington West Film Festival held in Reston Town Center, Virginia. The 77-minute documentary features a series of interviews with 10 women over the age … Continue reading

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How Older Entrepreneurs Deal with Setbacks

A potential investor hasn’t responded to your emails or phone calls. A shipment is late, meaning you can’t deliver a product that a customer expects tomorrow. A social media campaign launched earlier in the year isn’t generating the results you … Continue reading

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