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.

11 months ago

Leaving a Long-Time Career? Write a “Dear Job” Letter!

Shortly after Karen and I decided to launch a business together, she put some temporary brakes on it. Whereas for me this next stage was just a pivot in direction for my freelance writing career…

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12 months ago

Working in Retirement: The 3 Rs That Will Help You Find Your Passion

Many of us do not even consider stopping work as an option in retirement. We may plan to work in a different way, different hours, or even utilizing totally different skills. I find exciting the notion that many of us decide to use this opportunity…

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12 months ago

Keeping Up with Your Business Competitors in the Covid Era

Perhaps one day in the near future, Covid will peter out through vaccinations and less virulent strains. However, the way we do business has been forever altered. We have realized that remote work and e-Commerce stores are not only less…

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1 year ago

2 Tips to Consider if You Want to Increase Traffic to Your Post-Retirement Online Business

In a previous post, I wrote about how to find your website’s Alexa score to see if you’re getting good traffic. My advice was, don’t panic if your score isn’t so impressive. Rather, use it as a baseline to measure progress…

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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2 years 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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