Tag Archives: crafts

Some Interesting Holiday Business Ideas

From ugly sweaters to festive lighting, business opportunities abound for those who enjoy helping others get ready for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, among other holidays. Meet some entrepreneurs who began holiday-themed businesses at a later age. DebsTackySweaters – Deb Rottum, … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

How a 45-Year-Old Doll Maker Began Changing Children’s Lives

As a pediatric oncology social worker, Amy Jandrisevits used dolls in play therapy to help children express themselves. Then one day, a revelation struck. “I realized that the dolls’ thick hair and perfect health were doing the kids I was … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

84-Year-Old Knife Maker Turns His Craft into a Business

In the last two years, Bruce Bohrmann’s knife-making hobby has become a full-fledged business. The 84-year-old owner of Yarmouth, Maine-based Bohrmann Knives can thank “Herbie” for the transformation. Herbie is the name given affectionately to Yarmouth’s 217-year-old tree, the largest and oldest elm in New England. After many … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Career Changes, Careers, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement, Success | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Business, Career Changes, entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Retirement | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments