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How One Couple Found a Business Idea Seven Thousand Miles from Home

By Lynne Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Doha, Qatar has megamalls, luxurious hotels and soaring skyscrapers. It also has a small- but-scrappy souvenir business with its own style. Doha Designs is the brainchild of Lee and Meredith Hedrick, two Annandale, Virginia teachers … Continue reading

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45-Year-Old Inventor Creates a Bracelet Craze

Until recently, Cheong-Choon Ng was a crash-test engineer for Nissan Motor Company. Now, life is a bit different for the 45-year-old Michigan dad, thanks to his invention that’s become a big hit with the preteen crowd. Ng’s brainchild is the Rainbow Loom, a kit that … Continue reading

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An Old-Style Record Shop Presents a New Business Model

In an era of digital downloads and music on the go, a 44-year-old entrepreneur is about to open a Lansdowne, Pennsylvania-based store that will sell vinyl records. As reported in this Delco News Network article, Andrea DiFabio’s new record shop — Vinyl Revival — promises a … Continue reading

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A Grandma Turns to Kickstarter to Help Fund her Startup

When 89-year-old Pearl Malkin became bored with her plain black cane, she decided to glue on a few flowers. From there, the grandmother from San Rafael, California began creating different canes to match different outfits. Enter Adam London, a family friend who suggested that … Continue reading

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How One Entrepreneur Found Inspiration from a Manhole Cover

When Hurricane Sandy raged up the East Coast last October, Hoboken, New Jersey was among the hardest hit areas. Yet many of the city’s residents demonstrated remarkable resilience in the aftermath of the storm. One local business owner even found inspiration for a new product line. Karen Nason … Continue reading

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Artist/Educator Wins “Experienced Dreamers” Contest

On August 6, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania officially welcomed 56-year-old Tess Lojacono as the winner of the city’s Experienced Dreamers Project, a national contest that invited entrepreneurs age 45 and older to submit proposals for launching their dream venture in Pittsburgh. The contest attracted entries from … Continue reading

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How a Cocktail Napkin Inspired a Business

Jeff Block, who has a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, never expected a paper flower made from a napkin would lead him to start a business.  But it did. As a result, the Georgia resident’s early … Continue reading

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