Category Archives: Careers

Former Ad Executive Starts Kids’ Haircare Business – and Finds More Life Balance

For almost 20 years, Megan Sanders held executive positions with advertising agencies in New Zealand, Singapore, Britain and Australia. When her son, Jimmy, was born three years ago, the Auckland woman began developing a different perspective on life. “Being in … Continue reading

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Ten Memorable Quotes from 2014

Here are ten quotes from posts that appeared on Late Blooming Entrepreneurs throughout the year. I hope you enjoy these sayings – and perhaps find some inspiration, wisdom or food for thought as you set goals for 2015. 1. “Once you’ve lived a little, it becomes … Continue reading

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Five Customer Service Lessons from a Fish Entrepreneur

Technology and social media developments may have changed the way businesses communicate but certain “old-fashioned” customer service fundamentals will never go out of style. Many 40-and-older entrepreneurs understand this because they’ve been customers themselves for a long time. Take Paul Wheston of … Continue reading

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Seeing in Others What They Can’t See in Themselves

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember this post about entrepreneur Len Forkas’ experience as a solo competitor in the 2012 Race Across America — a grueling, 3,000-mile bicycle race that starts in California and ends in Maryland. At age … Continue reading

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How One Dad Teaches His Kids About Entrepreneurship

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Paul Shafer knows the exuberance that comes from being a young aspiring entrepreneur. In college, he invented the “Gum Chum” for storing bubble gum during a meal. The small, capsule-like device had a clip that attached … Continue reading

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An Entrepreneur Builds a Brand in Eyewear

Julie Allinson was 42 when she started Eyebobs, which offers high-quality, funky reading glasses at reduced prices. Fourteen years later, her company occupies almost all of a 37,000-square foot building near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Optical shops, clothing stores and even museum … Continue reading

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A Chinese Entrepreneur Makes Movies to Take on Social Issues

Zhang Wei earned millions as an entrepreneur who made video intercom doorbell systems in Shenzhen, China. In 2006, things changed in a big way. That’s when Zhang sold his company and started studying filmmaking. Today, the 49-year-old is a director who makes socially conscious movies. As explained … Continue reading

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