Founders Over 55 gathering - Full recording - Thanks for a great conversation!

  What a great conversation.  Thank you! This is the full recording of the recent Founders Over 55 gathering. Link to Youtube recording

Reviews from Boston gathering - Founders over 55

I really enjoyed my conversation with Founders Over 55 based in the Boston area.  I met (digitally!) many new friends.  Great questions and discussions.  I loved the energy of those on hand! Here is a sample of feedback from the event... "BRILLIANT!!  That was so exciting and energizing... there is so much to unpack and followup...  Let's collaborate for sure!  thank you sooo very much for sharing your time and wisdom" -Danielle "Wonderful job today!  I appreciate how approachable you were and humbly inspiring." -Paul "Thank you again for being such an inspiring keynote speaker for Founders55 today.  As I'm sure you could tell from the energy in the group, your insights and advice were resonating with us all." -Mary

Welcome to our new Clubhouse room

Are you using the new Clubhouse app yet?  It's an audio-only platform for creating and sharing specific conversations.  No recordings, just a place to interact around shared interests. We've opened a new room on the Clubhouse app.  Our initial plan is to schedule the room for 2 PM on Sunday afternoons (eastern time).  We're calling the room 'Ageless entrepreneurs - start a business at any age.' If you're on the app and would like to chat, please drop in.  We look forward to meeting you!

Boston: The Silicon Valley of longevity?

Two of my favorite quotes below, with a link to the full article. Boston: the Silicon Valley of longevity? An older population can serve as the hub for a new kind of innovation cluster. February 15, 2021.      By Joe Coughlin and Luke Yoquinto       “In the United States, the economic impact of older adults is already remarkable. Americans aged 50 and up account for just 35 percent of the US population, but, according to the AARP, they controlled 83 percent of all household wealth as of 2018, and were responsible for 56 cents of every dollar of consumer spending — a figure expected to rise to 61 cents by 2050. Their unpaid activities, including elder care, child care, and volunteerism, add another $745 billion worth of production to the US economy. Their labor force participation, too, continues to rise, part of a long-term trend that started in the 1980s. But older people’s potential economic activity only begins with what they’re up to now. Tools to address their future needs, wants,

Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs - 501(c)3 status certified by IRS

Our Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE) has been registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization by the U.S. IRS. It's great to have this foundation in place.     Our nonprofit structure will let us launch with a goal of doing the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people.   Follow our news here: Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs :

Fireside Chat with the Founders Over 55+ group.

I'm looking forward to a presentation / conversation with the Founders Over 55+ members this coming Feb. 10 at 4 PM eastern.   Founders Over 55+ is Boston based but this online presentation is open to everyone. I love the title we've posted for this presentation: A field guide to launching a startup where your age is an asset! “There has never been a better time to start your own business, but taking that leap of faith can seem like a daunting risk rather than an exciting new venture. But here’s the truth: Your community needs you. The world needs you. You have time to make a difference, and you have the experience, resilience, and drive to make it. " We'll discuss Rick's advice on how you can go from being an employee to an entrepreneur, or from an empty-nester to a business owner. There is no cost to attend.  Hope you can join us! Link to this registration or here:

The long tail opportunity for ageless entrepreneurs

I believe the famous 'Long Tail' coined and described by Chris Anderson, has a significant role to play in the economic recovery.  This is especially true when you consider entrepreneurship among those in the second half of life.  Most of us are familiar with the concept.  There are relatively few big 'hits' in the economy.  But when considering the small niches that develop in tandem with or because of the hits, a long tail of available commerce develops that can often exceed the size of the original hits. With the economy in major restructure mode and problems on every horizon, there are opportunities available for niche entrepreneurs to develop new solutions. It is not a simple matter of ramping up existing companies to provide new products and seervices.  Exiting companies can surely innovate.  But given current circumstances with small businesses reeling, we can't rely on our existing businesses exclusively. We need hundreds of thousands of new small businesses

Most downloaded podcast 2020 - The Author Inside You

  I had a great 2020 discussion with Leah and Matt Rafferty, hosts of The Author Inside You Podcast. Leah and Matt just sent word that our conversation about ageless entrepreneurship was the most downloaded episode of The Author Inside You for 2020! The title of this podcast was How to Work with a Professional Publisher.   I loved working with my professional publishing team at Entrepreneur, and would recommend their services to anyone, especially - but not limited to - my wonderful editor Jen Dorsey.  I'm honored by the shout-out and look forward to listening to more valuable information from The Author Inside you.  Thanks, Leah and Matt! Quote from this interview: "In this day and age... I posit that it's scarier NOT to have your own business." Blog post - The Author Inside You podcast.  July 13, 2020 .  Show notes, quotes, and links. Go directly to  the full interview .

Launching the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE)

The launch of the book Ageless Startup continues despite - and because of - the pandemic.  What a crazy year to launch a new book... maybe.   With millions of people losing their jobs, and millions more jobs threatened, perhaps it's time we all look for options. Those of us in the second half of life are especially vulnerable to employment issues, from the ever-present ageism to current downsizing decisions that focus on our age not our value in the market. A group of us are launching the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE) to create a home for people in the second half of life to explore entrepreneurship and to find peers to grow with. I will continue to write personal thoughts about Ageless Startups here but for those of you looking to explore and launch the next steps, I welcome you to the Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs.  Visit Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs. 

Ageless Startup: Start an enterprise that represents your values, your goals, and your legacy.

Ageless Startup  A great review of Ageless Startup by Skip Prichard.  Older workers are facing many hard choices as traditional employment options fade, and health concerns rise.  And yet, our knowledge and networks combine to make this a Renaissance age of entrepreneurship.  Rick Terrien is a lifelong entrepreneur and author of the book Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age .   For people in the second half of life, there has never been a better time to start your own business.  The world needs you. Your community needs you. You have the time to make a difference, and you have the experience, resilience, and networks to make the world a better place.  Read the full review at Skips blog  Also be sure to check out Skip's great podcast - Aim Higher