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A Men’s Clothing CEO Gets Fired – And Starts Two Businesses

At age 66, George Zimmer, the founder of Men’s Wearhouse, has two new businesses. One is zTailors where customers can rent tuxedos online and get them delivered to their homes. On its website, the company says it “gives everyone an … Continue reading

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How One Entrepreneur’s Health Scare Created a New Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Sometimes a life-changing event leads  people to start a new mission. That’s what happened to Janet Goodman five years ago. Goodman woke up one morning with blurry vision and unquenchable thirst. Her doctor ran … 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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Family is Everything for this Entrepreneur

A few years ago, Emily Deane was being bullied at school.  So her mother Julie decided to do something about it. Julie went and found a nearby school that promised a happier environment for her daughter. She wanted her son, Max, to go as well. But it … Continue reading

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A Passion for Fashion Moves Fore-ward

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs It’s a good thing Annie Margulis couldn’t find golf shorts that fit. Otherwise, she wouldn’t have needed to design her own – and her company might not have been born. Margulis, 55, is the … Continue reading

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