Category Archives: Leadership

From Secretary to Handywoman

Jo Ellen Soesbee used to spend her days answering phones and filing papers. Now she sports a hard hat and wields a power drill. Soesbee, 58, is the owner of the ToolBox TomGirl, which offers home and business repair services … Continue reading

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Professional Football Players Who Became Entrepreneurs

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner — which got me thinking about National Football League players who start businesses later in life.  Here’s a look at some of them: Mike Lodish, Pat’s Gourmet – Lodish, who played in … Continue reading

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Eight Notable Quotes from 2015

Here are eight quotes from posts that appeared on this blog last year. I hope they provide a useful perspective as you set goals for 2016. Best wishes for a happy, healthy New Year — Lynne ********************* 1) “I’m no … Continue reading

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A Men’s Clothing CEO Gets Fired – And Starts Two Businesses

At age 66, George Zimmer, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse, has two new businesses. One is zTailors where customers can rent tuxedos online and get them delivered to their homes. On its website, the company says it “gives everyone an … Continue reading

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How One Entrepreneur’s Health Scare Created a New Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Sometimes a life-changing event leads  people to start a new mission. That’s what happened to Janet Goodman five years ago. Goodman woke up one morning with blurry vision and unquenchable thirst. Her doctor ran … Continue reading

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Late-Blooming Mompreneur Thinks Outside the Lunchbox

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs One morning, Samantha Judd was packing school lunches for her two children when a thought popped in her mind. What if she could make a different kind of lunch box for kids who like … Continue reading

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Seven Aha Moments That Started Late-Blooming Businesses

Entrepreneurs need research to determine if a business idea has the potential to succeed. But the idea itself often comes from an “aha moment,” defined by Merriam-Webster as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.” Here’s a … Continue reading

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