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Remembering an Icon in the Beauty Industry

By Lynne Beverly Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Vision, drive and tenacity. Entrepreneurs who want to build sustainable businesses need these traits. Mary Kay Ash had them, plus the self-knowledge that comes with being older. This month marks the 100th birthday of … Continue reading

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How a 76-Year-Old Became a Swimwear Entrepreneur

Cherry Harker always wanted to design bikinis. Her infatuation with the skimpy swimsuits began in the late 1950s. Back then, she was a teenager who spent holidays at exotic places like Monaco and St. Tropez. Her father, Ronnie Harker, was … 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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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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