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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.

Having a Passion is Great but Skills Make You Money
6 months 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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Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?
6 months ago

Work Smart or Work Hard? What Defines Your Business Plan This New Year?

I woke up on January 2nd this year in a complete state of panic. I’d slept poorly – having a version of my standard “getting lost” dream. (This time, I was on a bus you couldn’t disembark…)
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How to Get Started on Airbnb as an Older Adult (the Fastest Growing Group of Hosts!)
6 months ago

How to Get Started on Airbnb as an Older Adult (the Fastest Growing Group of Hosts!)

Would you be surprised if I told you that the fastest growing group of hosts on Airbnb is seniors? You shouldn’t be! After all, older adults own the lion’s share …
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7 Benefits of Owning a Business in Mid-Life
7 months ago

7 Benefits of Owning a Business in Mid-Life

Increasingly, we see the 50+ generation turning their hand to running their own business. For some, it is because ageism has blocked their access to mainstream employment, but for the vast majority…
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Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note
8 months ago

Glance Back, Move Forward: 8 Financial Ideas for Over 50s to End the Year on a Solid Note

With the end of 2019 drawing near, it’s time to figure out how to be financially wise to our best advantage. For those of you over 50, it’s time to put money into your own or a spousal IRA. The limit is $7,000…
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Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60
8 months ago

Pros and Cons of Working in the Burgeoning Gig Economy After You Hit 60

When we were growing up, we used the term “gig” in the context of musicians – so and so is doing a gig tonight at such and such a club. In fact, the term was first coined by jazz musicians…
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Working from Home in Your 60s? Dress Your Home Office for Success!
9 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…
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What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?
9 months ago

What Does Empowerment Mean to a Solopreneur Woman in Her 60s?

I had lunch with a friend the other day. Like me, she launched a new business in her 50s. Now, she’s launching another one (after taking a year out to recover from cancer)…
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5 Qualities You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in Retirement
10 months ago

5 Qualities You Need to Be a Successful Entrepreneur in Retirement

Research shows that the number of people planning to leave a traditional “job” and instead go with self-employment is set to rise exponentially by 2020. In many economies, the lack of jobs in the formal sector is driving…
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5 Secret Weapons That Older Entrepreneurs Have and How to Use Them
11 months ago

5 Secret Weapons That Older Entrepreneurs Have and How to Use Them

The obvious strength that older entrepreneurs bring to the business table is the stash of skills and knowledge acquired and built up over a 40-year career. But what are the secret weapons…
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