Category Archives: entrepreneurs

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment