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Tennis Great Chris Evert Says She’s a Late Bloomer

Chris Evert has come a long way from the days when she burst onto the international tennis scene at age 16.  Today, the 57-year-old Evert and her brother, John, own Boca Raton, Florida’s Evert Academy, which provides year-round training for juniors dreaming of becoming tennis pros.  … Continue reading

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Outstanding Entrepreneurs Wanted

Ernst & Young is seeking nominations for its 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year awards.  To be eligible, the nominee must be the owner or manager of a private or public company that’s at least three years old.  Employees, spouses, attorneys, public relations people or … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on a Different Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs Sharon Dillard, 56, is the president of Get A Grip, Inc., a family owned and operated franchise company based in Albuquerque.  Prior to starting the company in 1999, Dillard spent 17 years in Dallas as a … Continue reading

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Who Would Start a Business in this Economy?

Chuck Mooty and his cousin, Paul Mooty, that’s who. The cousins, both 51, began producing blankets in September at Minnesota’s Faribault Woolen Mill, which had been closed for two years. They now have about 35 employees and hope to have 100 next … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundation for a Home Inspection Business

By Lynne Strang, Late Blooming Entrepreneurs How did a guy who was supposed to become a shop teacher end up as his own boss? As David Drewry will tell you, it happened for several reasons, with one of them being … Continue reading

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Honoring Five Older Americans Who Are Changing the World

Five social entrepreneurs older than 60 are the 2011 winners of the Purpose Prize, which recognizes innovators who are making an impact in the second halves of their lives.  Now in its sixth year, the Purpose Prize is a program from Civic Ventures, … Continue reading

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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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