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Launching a Second Act as a Filmmaker

By Lynne Beverly Strang In October, I went to see Beyond Sixty Project in this year’s Washington West Film Festival held in Reston Town Center, Virginia. The 77-minute documentary features a series of interviews with 10 women over the age … Continue reading

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5 Podcasts for 40-and-Older Entrepreneurs

Looking for a different perspective, a dose of inspiration or new ideas you can apply to your business?  Give a listen to one or all of these five podcasts: Business Schooled — Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit, … Continue reading

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A Second Act That’s a Real Hoot

By Lynne Beverly Strang What if you could create an online community that brings together some of the funniest people on the planet?  That lets writers, stand-up comics, cartoonists and other humorists publish their work, push the envelope and spread … 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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Can a Childhood Dream Become a Business?

In August, my family and I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina with a stopover in Abingdon, Virginia. We took advantage of our night in Abingdon by seeing a performance of The Lemonade Stand at the Barter Theatre (a charming place, … Continue reading

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Ellen DeGeneres

You know Ellen DeGeneres as a comedian, daytime television host and an actor.  But did you know she’s also an entrepreneur who’s into designing furniture and pet products? Ellen has a business called ED Ellen Degeneres, an American lifestyle brand. … 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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