Category Archives: Success

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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Successful Entrepreneurs Likely to be Older, Finds New Study

As much as we love reading about young entrepreneurs who create killer businesses, these cases are the exception rather than the norm, says a new report. In reality, the average age of the most successful entrepreneurs is 45, according to … Continue reading

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Remembering an Icon in the Beauty Industry

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Vision, drive and tenacity. Entrepreneurs who want to build sustainable businesses need these traits. Mary Kay Ash had them, plus the self-knowledge that comes with being older. This month marks the 100th birthday of … Continue reading

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How a 76-Year-Old Became a Swimwear Entrepreneur

Cherry Harker always wanted to design bikinis. Her infatuation with the skimpy swimsuits began in the late 1950s. Back then, she was a teenager who spent holidays at exotic places like Monaco and St. Tropez. Her father, Ronnie Harker, was … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Market Your Business for Free (Well, Almost)

Most new and small business owners operate on shoestring budgets that leave few resources for marketing. If that describes you, take heart. You don’t have to spend big marketing bucks at the beginning (if ever). For greater brand awareness, try … Continue reading

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How to Stay Motivated in February

February can be a tough month for entrepreneurs. The holiday parties are over. People may be reluctant to spend money right now. They’re still paying credit card bills for the gifts they bought in December. Then there’s the weather, a … Continue reading

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