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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

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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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How a Fashion Icon Found his Life Purpose at Age 40

Finding your genius – that special something you do very, very well – can take time. Look at Giorgio Armani, who started the Italian fashion brand named after him in 1975 — when he was 40 years old. Back then, … Continue reading

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An Entrepreneur Builds a Brand in Eyewear

Julie Allinson was 42 when she started Eyebobs, which offers high-quality, funky reading glasses at reduced prices. Fourteen years later, her company occupies almost all of a 37,000-square foot building near downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Optical shops, clothing stores and even museum … 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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Getting a Grip on a Different Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Sharon Dillard, 56, is the president of Get A Grip, Inc., a family owned and operated franchise company based in Albuquerque.  Prior to starting the company in 1999, Dillard spent 17 years in Dallas as a … Continue reading

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