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Instant Pot’s Inventor Shows It’s Never Too Late to Create

One of my Christmas gifts this year was an Instant Pot, a smart kitchen appliance that’s an all-in-one pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer. My new gadget got me wondering how it became an Internet sensation. Journalists … Continue reading

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From Crunching Numbers to Chopping Veggies: How a 40-Something Found Her Calling

By Lynne Beverly Strang For 20 years, Colette Wilson earned a good living as an accountant who did work for the federal government. Now she’s found joy in pleasing taste buds through scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and mouthwatering sweets. Wilson is … Continue reading

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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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This Late-Blooming Entrepreneur Set a Record for the World’s Largest Cream Tea Party

Sometimes a chance meeting can spark a business idea.  Just ask Jane Malyon. Malyon, who’s British, was enjoying tea one afternoon when she struck up a conversation with a stranger. “I met an old lady who could no longer travel … Continue reading

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Good News for Onion Lovers

It took more than 20 years for Alastair Findlay to develop an onion that doesn’t cause tears or bad breath. But he finally did it. Findlay, a British farmer affiliated with the agricultural co-operative Bedfordshire Growers, says he tasted 400 to 500 bulbs per season to … Continue reading

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A Couple’s Calling: Gourmet Marshmallow Treats

Judy Soldinger was a registered nurse. Her husband, Steve, worked in broadcasting for more than 40 years. Now the Portsmouth, Virginia couple is busy producing Crispycakes — soft and gooey marshmallow treats that are making their way into locations ranging … Continue reading

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Beverage Entrepreneur Tries His Hand at Lettuce Tea

Ten years ago, Eddy Antoine moved to the Tampa, Florida area to retire. Once he got there, his life took a different direction. As this article in the Tampa Tribune explains, “his effort to find something interesting to do turned … Continue reading

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How Two Friends Built a Gourmet Licorice Business Together

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Some of the entertainment industry’s biggest hits have been about enduring friendships.  Like Laverne and Shirley.  Thelma and Louise.  Kate and Allie.  And of course, Lucy and Ethel. Now, meet Elizabeth and Ardith.  They … Continue reading

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Inventor Strives to Bring the World a Better Hotdog

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Chris Schutte always wanted to be an inventor.  But he didn’t start pursuing his dream until 2007, when two things happened. The first was a layoff from his corporate job in the home entertainment … Continue reading

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Basic is Beautiful for Five Guys Franchisee

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Want to know the secret to entrepreneurial success?   Pick one or two products to offer your customers and do them well.  Really well. Okay, there may be more to it than that.  But not … Continue reading

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