Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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Lessons Learned from an 83-Year-Old Bodybuilder

If you want to meet someone who truly exemplifies the “age is just a number” philosophy, look no further than Ernestine Shepherd. At age 83, Ernestine is a personal trainer, a model and a bodybuilder. In 2010, the Baltimore, Maryland … Continue reading

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5 Podcasts for 40-and-Older Entrepreneurs

Looking for a different perspective, a dose of inspiration or new ideas you can apply to your business?  Give a listen to one or all of these five podcasts: Business Schooled — Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit, … Continue reading

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How a 60-Year-Old Entrepreneur Crushed His First Gravel Bike Race

By Lynne Beverly Strang Since this blog began in 2010, I have profiled all kinds of entrepreneurs — but I’ve seldom featured a family member. Happily, I get to write about one for this post. Earlier this month, I traveled … Continue reading

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