Small Business

Are you thinking of starting a small business in your 60s? It's not as unusual an idea as you might think. In fact, older entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly common. We'll take you step-by-step through the process of building your profitable business.

6 days ago

Having a Passion is Great but Skills Make You Money

Do you have a passion in life? Something that keeps you ticking? Maybe you have more than one. According to Dr. Alison Block, “a passion is something you want to dig into more deeply…

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2 weeks ago

Is It Possible to Brand My Small Business?

These days, branding is a word that is bandied about freely. Everyone, from celebrities to wanna-be influencers, is trying to brand themselves or their business. You may be thinking, that’s okay for famous people or big businesses but what about…

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2 months ago

Embracing a Career Change as a Second-Act Entrepreneur

These days it is not uncommon to make a career change mid-life. Many people in their 50s – and even into their 60s – are asking themselves, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The numbers of those 60+ having to continue…

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3 months ago

Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!

Working from home can be a mixed blessing for those of us old enough to have finally finished with putting on those high heels every day and going in to the office (or shop, or wherever) to work. Maybe you like not having to get dressed up, being able…

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6 months ago

5 Things NOT to Do When Starting a Business After 60

Despite my long career in business, I suffered a major case of entrepreneurial amnesia. All the good advice I gave clients during my 35-year business career flew out the window when I started my own business. Let me prevent you…

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6 months ago

6 Ways for an Older Woman to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Is this because necessity is the mother of invention, or is it simply that the number of 55-64-year-olds is on the rise? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of women-owned firms also increased two-and-a-half times the national average…

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7 months ago

7 Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur That Will Help You Start a Business in Retirement

In a previous blog, I offered some points to consider when you decide to become an entrepreneur in retirement. This time I would like to look at the qualities that make a successful entrepreneur. It is not a failsafe guarantee…

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9 months ago

What Money Personality Type Are You? Spender, Idealist, Star, Avoider or Something Else?

Your money style, whatever it may be, can be helpful, but it can also block your progress. Oftentimes we cling to beliefs about money without even thinking about why we hold them…

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9 months ago

5 Annoying Situations for Freelancers and Small Business Owners and How to Respond to Them

Along with the benefits of being a freelancer, or running your own small business, come some aggravating problems. These hassles will occasionally occur, so you should be ready for them. Here are my solutions to the most common issues…

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1 year ago

How to Market Your Hobby Turned Business After 60

Now that you have decided to start your little business selling your products, it is time to address how you are going to set up your marketing plan. Up till now, you have been doing your hobby for fun and perhaps selling a few items…

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