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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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Why Exercise Can Help You Succeed

January has the honor of being the most popular month to start or renew an exercise program. But the best time of the year to do this is right now. Why? We’re on the verge of the holiday season. For … Continue reading

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How an E-Bike Ride Inspired a Boomer Couple to Launch a New Business

During a California trip to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, Scottsdale residents Kathy and Bill Puryear decided to rent electric bicycles to tour some nearby resort towns.  It was a two-wheel adventure that turned into something much bigger. “We realized … Continue reading

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Professional Football Players Who Became Entrepreneurs

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner — which got me thinking about National Football League players who start businesses later in life.  Here’s a look at some of them: Mike Lodish, Pat’s Gourmet – Lodish, who played in … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn from this 42-Year-Old Intern

Andrew Brill wanted a career in sports reporting. He pounded the pavement to find his first opportunity. In 2008, he  joined the sports desk at WABC-TV New York when the news director decided to give him a shot. But here’s the thing: Brill wasn’t your typical, … Continue reading

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A Late Bloomer Gets Fit – And Finds a New Cause

For 25 years, Len Leshem worked in an auto manufacturing plant near Wilmington, Delaware and spent most of his free time smoking and drinking beer. As reported in this CapeGazette.com article, his physical state deteriorated to a point where he … Continue reading

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How a Ski Instructor’s Bum Knee Launched a New Product

In 2002, Kim Gustafson left an international career in office equipment sales and marketing to become a ski instructor in Vail, Colorado. But at age 54, his knees (which had undergone two reconstructive surgeries) weren’t so young anymore. His new gig required … Continue reading

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