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Where to Find Your Next Business Mentor

A few weeks ago, I was a guest speaker at a meeting held by the Dallas Chapter of Women of Visionary Influence (WOVI), whose mission is “to empower women to lead and mentor.” Each member has access to a mentor … Continue reading

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A Late Bloomer Overcomes a Big Challenge to Open a Candle Business

When Ivy Vaughn held her August 3 ribbon-cutting ceremony for Sleepy Jean’s Candle Co., she wasn’t just celebrating the opening of her new candle business. She also paid tribute to her mother, Barbara Jean, who passed away in 2020. As … Continue reading

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How to Find Your Why

Mark Twain once said: “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” For some lucky people, “the day you find out why” arrives at an early age. … Continue reading

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6 Late-Blooming Businesses Begun During the Pandemic

For business owners, COVID-19 brought many, many challenges. Yet the last year or so was also a time when some aspiring 40-and-older entrepreneurs decided to act. In some cases, these entrepreneurs moved forward on business ideas they’ve thought about for … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Become More Resilient

For entrepreneurs, a key trait for success is resilience. While that’s always been the case, an ability to weather tough times matters more than ever as the pandemic continues to upend the world. To boost your resilience, consider these suggestions: … Continue reading

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How One Woman Found Her Calling in an “80-Year-Old Startup”

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs For almost three decades, Ethel “Stephanie” Stuckey had a successful career in environmental law, sustainability and politics. Now she’s gone in a totally different direction for her next chapter. In 2019, Stephanie became … Continue reading

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Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Celebrates 10th Anniversary

On December 26, 2010, I launched this blog. My first story — a one-sentence post titled “Hello World!”– wasn’t exactly a barn burner. Yet it was gratifying to click on the “publish” button and watch the post go live. My … 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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