If you’re thinking about starting a business, a great way to learn how to do it is by speaking with women entrepreneurs who’ve done so successfully. I just had an opportunity to do just that, talking with three I saw at the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in New Orleans
The older partner can bring decades of experience, potential clients or customers and possibly capital while the younger one can deliver the ambition of someone in the early stages of a career, plus an eagerness to try new ways of doing things.
RetirementRevised.com podcast features answers to questions about the job market for workers over 50 from two experts: Next Avenue blogger and author Kerry Hannon and career coach and author John Tarnoff.
There’s something romantic about the term entrepreneurship, especially when you’re considering starting a second act. The chance to be your own boss and spend your time doing work you love may seem enticing. But it can also be reckless. “For those who choose to jump into the game when they’re 50 years old or older […]
I love M&Ms and have since my mom tucked them inside my brown paper lunch bag to take to school for a recess snack. (It was the ‘70s.) They’re still my go-to pick-me-up on many occasions. Today, though, there’s another reason I support M&Ms’ maker, the huge family-owned business Mars: its social mission of making […]
Leapfrog is the title of a clever, helpful new book for women entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments. Molina Niño’s company invests in startups and supports businesses that can prove “they are creating a measurable economic benefit that puts more money in the wallets of women.” Her version of leapfrog, though, is […]
Women entrepreneurs who have trouble raising capital for their ventures and managing the month-to-month cash flow often find business credit cards especially helpful. A business credit card provides you a credit line, and, if used prudently, can help your company navigate through periods of lopsided cash flow. Plus, it can provide you a cushion between […]
One of the best decisions I ever made was to declare my freedom from my full-time job as a columnist for a national newspaper and start my own business as a freelancer. That was my personal independence day, and I’ve never looked back. Since then, I’ve also become an author of numerous books, a frequent […]
A friend of mine, Wendy Volhard, recently sold her pet food business, Volhard Dog Nutrition. Since I’ve been writing about entrepreneurship for women over 50 lately, the passing of Volhard’s baton got me thinking about the question of how women should prepare to sell a business. And that led me to speak with Matt Hansen, a Certified […]
Sanyin Siang, author of the excellent new book, The Launch Book: Motivational Stories to Launch Your Idea, Business or Next Career, radiates a sense of possibility for women entrepreneurs. After reading her book, I Interviewed Siang, 43 (who’s executive director of the Fuqua/Coach K. Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University and has served on […]