Category Archives: Success

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Ellen DeGeneres

You know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, daytime television host and an actor.  But did you know she’s also an entrepreneur who’s into designing furniture and pet products? Ellen has a business called ED Ellen Degeneres, an American lifestyle brand. … Continue reading

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How an E-Bike Ride Inspired a Boomer Couple to Launch a New Business

During a California trip to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, Scottsdale residents Kathy and Bill Puryear decided to rent electric bicycles to tour some nearby resort towns.  It was a two-wheel adventure that turned into something much bigger. “We realized … Continue reading

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Social Entrepreneur Helps Fathers Become Great Dads

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs As an economist, Bob Hamrin used to spend his days developing policies and analyzing data. One day, he came across a number that knocked his socks off. “Thirty-six million American children under the age … Continue reading

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Car Buffs Start a Business Offering 3D-Printed Auto Parts

As restorers and builders, Bill Hahn and Paul Vorbach often faced challenges when trying to locate rare and expensive components for cars.  They found help in an unlikely place:  3D printing The discovery led Hahn and Vorbach to co-found HV3Dworks … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur from Korea Finds Niche Selling Appliances

By Lynne Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Edward Kim is good at multitasking. That’s evident by the way he runs his appliance showroom. On a cold January day, Kim is busy filling in for a store manager who’s on vacation. He doesn’t … Continue reading

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Seven Memorable Quotes from 2016

A new year brings new hopes, dreams and opportunities. Here are seven quotes from age 40-and-older entrepreneurs who have been featured or mentioned on this blog in 2016. May their words of wisdom provide inspiration and ideas as you set … Continue reading

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50-Something Entrepreneur Finds Her Niche in Energy-Efficient Lighting

Juanita Tackett owns LED Source Charlotte, a North Carolina-based energy-efficient lighting franchise that she acquired at age 51. Her Twitter description says she’s the franchise’s “Chief Figurer Outer,” a role that comes easier when you’ve spent decades figuring things out … Continue reading

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