Tag Archives: Design

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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