Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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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A Second Act That’s a Real Hoot

By Lynne Beverly Strang What if you could create an online community that brings together some of the funniest people on the planet?  That lets writers, stand-up comics, cartoonists and other humorists publish their work, push the envelope and spread … Continue reading

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How a 45-Year-Old Doll Maker Began Changing Children’s Lives

As a pediatric oncology social worker, Amy Jandrisevits used dolls in play therapy to help children express themselves. Then one day, a revelation struck. “I realized that the dolls’ thick hair and perfect health were doing the kids I was … Continue reading

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