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Donny Osmond’s New Role: Entrepreneur

Singer Donny Osmond has done a lot in his life since the release of his first smash single — Puppy Love — back in 1972.  He’s acted on stage, raced cars and hosted talk shows. He even won Dancing with the Stars in 2009. Now the 57-year-old entertainer has just announced his first app to go along with the … Continue reading

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Learning from Entrepreneurs Who Have “Been There”

One way to test the waters of entrepreneurship is to talk with people who have started a business. Where better to get advice, technical help or a real-life perspective than from entrepreneurs who have lived through the startup process? Social … Continue reading

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Ten Steps for Starting a Software Business

Jim Kelly is a Bethesda, Maryland-based serial entrepreneur whose expertise includes software technology solutions and venture capital. In 1996 — at age 55 — he left his position with BDM to start his first company: SynXis, a hotel reservation management software provider sold … Continue reading

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Invention Turns Smartphones into Heart Monitors

David C. Albert is an Oklahoma City-based cardiologist, inventor and the founder of three tech companies. His latest venture, which he started at age 56, sells a product that has caught the attention of many in the health care industry. The AliveCor System turns a smartphone … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Turns Unwanted Gift Cards into a Business

Gift cards can be a great idea. But what do you do when a well-meaning friend or relative gives you a card for a store where you never shop?  Or for a restaurant you don’t like? Hossein Kasmai, a Florida-based serial entrepreneur, came up with a solution. He … Continue reading

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83-Year-Old Inventor Makes 3D Printers More Affordable

You won’t find too many households with a 3D printer, which can turn digital blueprints into physical objects made out of plastic or other materials. Right now, the machines are pricey, selling between $399 and $2,200. But that may change, thanks to Hugh … Continue reading

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Videogame Sites Cater to “Geezer Gamers”

Communities of “mature gamers” have sprouted up all over the world, reports The Wall Street Journal. Among these sites: Geezergamers.com, whose founders include 43-year-old Thomas Abel. For Abel, an airplane mechanic and a father of two, videogames provide a way to let off steam after … Continue reading

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Tech Entrepreneurs Sign ‘Declaration of Internet Freedom’

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of social news site reddit, and Josh Levy, a campaign manager at Internet and media-advocacy site Free Press, have helped create the “Declaration of Internet Freedom,” a new effort to ward off federal Internet antipiracy laws (such as the … Continue reading

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Four Tech Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Business

Business owners aren’t IT people (usually). But they have to be able to make the right technology decisions. The wrong ones can have huge repercussions, writes John Brandon in an Inc.com Tech Report posted this week.  In particular, he cautions against these four mistakes: 1. Skipping the anti-virus protection — Small … Continue reading

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Startup Aims to Help Caregivers

If you’re a late blooming entrepreneur, you also might belong to the “sandwich generation” — a group that’s taking care of children and aging parents simultaneously.  Former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz, who’s now in his mid-40s and a member of the sandwich generation, has a new … Continue reading

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