Career transition is a process. No rash moves. Don’t get hung up on the daunting thought that you’re reinventing your career. You’re redeploying your skills.
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.
From crafting a budget to serving as a sounding board, financial advisers can play an important role
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 […]
En español | Last year’s major tax overhaul shook things up for freelancers, gig workers and sole proprietors, who now are starting to wonder about how the new law will affect their taxable income for 2018. For the most part, the tax law will help many freelancers — from bloggers to caterers to tutors. While deductions for real estate taxes […]
At the entrance to the Rosemead, Calif., headquarters of Panda Restaurant Group, the parent company of Panda Express, Panda Inn and Hibachi-San, the artist Robert Indiana’s “LOVE” sculpture was recently unveiled. The 12-foot-high multi-million-dollar installation, with those four bright red letters made of aluminum, perches atop a fountain of flowing water. It was a private […]
Getting certified as a woman-owned business takes grit and tenacity. But it can potentially help land women entrepreneurs more business opportunities and government contracts. “It’s a grueling process,” said Michele Burchfield, co-founder of Blume Honey Water, a Pittsburgh-based company, when describing getting her business certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the largest certifier […]
Nearly every week, I get an email or a call from a woman interested in starting a business and looking for advice. Generally, she’s over 50. Often, I suspect, she’s frustrated by a job hunt and has decided “what the heck, I have something I’ve always wanted to do and maybe the universe is trying […]