Category Archives: entrepreneurs

Takeaways from 9 Interesting Business Books

Looking for business books to read in 2019?  Maybe this list will spur some new additions to your nightstand.  Some of these books are recent; others have been around for a while. Each listing has a key takeaway to peak … Continue reading

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Instant Pot’s Inventor Shows It’s Never Too Late to Create

One of my Christmas gifts this year was an Instant Pot, a smart kitchen appliance that’s an all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer. My new gadget got me wondering how it became an Internet sensation. Journalists … Continue reading

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From Crunching Numbers to Chopping Veggies: How a 40-Something Found Her Calling

By Lynne Beverly Strang For 20 years, Colette Wilson earned a good living as an accountant who did work for the federal government. Now she’s found joy in pleasing taste buds through scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and mouthwatering sweets. Wilson is … Continue reading

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Can a Childhood Dream Become a Business?

In August, my family and I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina with a stopover in Abingdon, Virginia. We took advantage of our night in Abingdon by seeing a performance of The Lemonade Stand at the Barter Theatre (a charming place, … Continue reading

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News Roundup for 40-and-Older Entrepreneurs

As summer passes by, older entrepreneurs continue to write or serve as the inspiration for  various articles.  Here’s a look at a few recent stories and tidbits that may interest you. Peter Thomas, a Canadian serial entrepreneur who will be … Continue reading

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What’s Different About This Couple’s Cabinet Design Business

Ross and Trivonna Irwin aren’t your garden-variety cabinet designers. For one thing, both are late blooming entrepreneurs. Ross was 59 and Trivonna was 56 when they founded Cabinets by Trivonna, a Lacey, Washington-based business that custom designs kitchens for homeowners … Continue reading

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5 Uplifting Stories About Dad Entrepreneurs

This month is Father’s Day.  Maybe it has you reflecting on the lessons your dad taught you.  Or maybe you’re thinking about your own kids and what they might get you this year (hopefully not another tie). Any way you … Continue reading

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