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Downsized Designer Shuns Corporate Life – and Finds Success

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs For Donna Herrle, life changed in two days. That’s how much notice the Pittsburgh woman received that she was being laid off from her position at a healthcare group purchasing organization where she had … Continue reading

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Limo Service Owner Fulfills Lifelong Dream

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Rory Kelly Nothing turns heads like a shiny, elegant limousine.  Maybe it’s the commanding presence, which makes it stand out among other vehicles.  Or the prospect of catching a glimpse of some famous person … Continue reading

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Is There an Age Bias in Venture Capital?

Seth Levine, a managing director with venture capital firm Foundry Group, asks this question in an October 13th commentary appearing on CNNMoney. In his piece, Levine recounts his reactions during a pitch meeting for a social networking related business.  The presenters were three entrepreneurs, all in their late … Continue reading

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Hate Networking? Try “NetWeaving”

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs If you’re someone who doesn’t like schmoozing at cocktail parties to make business contacts, listen up. Bob Littell has a method for meeting other professionals that may suit your style. Twelve years ago, Littell, principal … Continue reading

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What Barbie, Bifocals and Barbed Wire Have in Common

We hear a lot about inventors in the technology area who have had phenomenal success at a very young age.  But that doesn’t mean inventors with more mileage under their belts can’t be ultra successful as well.  Some of the most revolutionary or popular … Continue reading

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Obama Signs Bill to Help Entrepreneurs, Inventors

President Obama today signed the America Invents Act during a visit to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia.   According to a White House news release, the legislation “will speed up the patent process so that innovators and … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Moves From Camcorders to Grilled Cheese

Can a big-time tech entrepreneur make it in the restaurant business?  Jonathan Kaplan thinks so.  The founder of Pure Digital, which created the Flip Video camcorder, has a new startup:  The Melt, a chain of quick-serve grilled cheese restaurants that … Continue reading

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