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How One Couple Found a Business Idea Seven Thousand Miles from Home

By Lynne Strang, Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs Doha, Qatar has megamalls, luxurious hotels and soaring skyscrapers. It also has a small- but-scrappy souvenir business with its own style. Doha Designs is the brainchild of Lee and Meredith Hedrick, two Annandale, Virginia teachers … Continue reading

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The Rewards for “Boomerpreneurs”

What are the greatest rewards that come from starting a business when you’re older?  In this article from The Globe and Mail, writer Stacey Stein asked five Canadian “boomerpreneurs” about various aspects of business ownership, including what’s made it all worthwhile.  Here’s what they had to say: Dean Shaver, … Continue reading

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A Haitian Entrepreneur Dreams Big — and It Pays Off

Almost three years after its devastating earthquake, Haiti has a new luxury hotel: the Royal Oasis, a $35 million facility with 128 guest rooms, high-end shops and other amenities. The project’s owner/developer is 45-year-old Jerry Tardieu, a Haitian entrepreneur who brought together 200 mostly Haitians shareholders to … Continue reading

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Turning Negatives into Positives

Last week, my family and I vacationed in Northern Michigan — a beautiful area with great cycling, picturesque beaches and lots of little resort towns where you can poke around in craft stores, coffee shops and art galleries.  The trip’s one blunder occurred at the very end, when we … Continue reading

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