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Help is Out There for 40-and-Older Entrepreneurs

Looking for third-party support or guidance to launch your startup – but aren’t sure where to turn? Here’s a list of organization, programs and publications that may be useful for aspiring or new business owners. Many of these resources are … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundation for a Home Inspection Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs How did a guy who was supposed to become a shop teacher end up as his own boss? As David Drewry will tell you, it happened for several reasons, with one of them being … Continue reading

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Honoring Five Older Americans Who Are Changing the World

Five social entrepreneurs older than 60 are the 2011 winners of the Purpose Prize, which recognizes innovators who are making an impact in the second halves of their lives.  Now in its sixth year, the Purpose Prize is a program from Civic Ventures, … Continue reading

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Downsized Designer Shuns Corporate Life – and Finds Success

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs For Donna Herrle, life changed in two days. That’s how much notice the Pittsburgh woman received that she was being laid off from her position at a healthcare group purchasing organization where she had … Continue reading

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Limo Service Owner Fulfills Lifelong Dream

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Rory Kelly Nothing turns heads like a shiny, elegant limousine.  Maybe it’s the commanding presence, which makes it stand out among other vehicles.  Or the prospect of catching a glimpse of some famous person … Continue reading

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Is There an Age Bias in Venture Capital?

Seth Levine, a managing director with venture capital firm Foundry Group, asks this question in an October 13th commentary appearing on CNNMoney. In his piece, Levine recounts his reactions during a pitch meeting for a social networking related business.  The presenters were three entrepreneurs, all in their late … Continue reading

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Hate Networking? Try “NetWeaving”

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs If you’re someone who doesn’t like schmoozing at cocktail parties to make business contacts, listen up. Bob Littell has a method for meeting other professionals that may suit your style. Twelve years ago, Littell, principal … Continue reading

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