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Our peer-to-peer business development network for people in the second half of life.

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I had a great conversation with Callum Laing at Callum Connects recently.  I got to introduce our Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs (CAE):A peer-to-peer business development network for people in the second half of life.  Callum's micro podcasts are short.  This is just over 3 minutes, but a good description of our focus for the CAE.My interview with Callum Connects

Ageless Startup audio book at Audible / Amazon

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Ageless Startup is now available through Audible.  I think it sounds just right.  Thank you Audible.  For a limited time you can get the book for free with an Audible trial subscription.  Most of the books in my life now come through my ears.  I'm an Audible customer.  Happy listening!
Amazon LINK TO THE AUDIO BOOK

New Podcast interview - The Exit Coach with Bill Black

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I had a great conversation with Bill Black, on Exit Coach Radio recently.   Here is a quote, summary and podcast link: Rick - "There is a happy medium of small, one-person businesses that can contract their services, their knowledge and their networks.  You can approach this carefully and slowly, and at your own pace to set them up to match your own values."
Rick Terrien, author of the new book Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age, describes how older workers can plan and launch small, independent businesses of their own to build more financial and personal resiliency into their livesQUESTIONS WE DISCUSSED• What are the biggest impediments older workers face when considering entrepreneurship?
• What are the key steps to take for those considering entrepreneurship in the second half of life?
• What is the key takeaway from your book?
LISTEN TO THE FULL EXIT COACH INTERVIEW HERE



The Podcast with Cameron Tousi - New video / podcast interview.

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I recently had a great conversation with Cameron Tousi.  Cameron hosts a valuable new podcast that I highly recommend.
Visit our full conversation here.
Cameron is the Managing Partner at IP Law Leaders PLLC, with offices in DC and Silicon Valley.  We had a wide ranging conversation about the value of entrepreneurship for older workers in the current market.
"Enter Rick Terrien. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rick has written Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. You see, 1/2 of startups today are founded by people aged 45 – 64, and the biggest growth is for 55 – 64-year-olds. Having achieved many of his own successes, Rick is looking to transition the over 45 to start their own businesses. This is especially timely with COVID 19 pressures for this age group.And Rick has enormous credibility as a lifelong entrepreneur. In fact, before personal computers were widespread, Rick’s startup hacked ink chemistry to produce custom banners. Talk about successful. His customers included 75% …

New podcast interview - Unobtainium with Oz Kahn

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What a fun and interesting interview with Oz Kahn host the Unobtainium podcast, based in Manchester, England.  Thank you for a great conversation Oz!
Listen to the podcast.  Released 8-3-2020
“It’s a matter of learning from my own mistakes.  The biggest mistakes I’ve made have come from going too fast, and rushing to market, getting things to market before they are ready, before they are properly tested.  This doesn’t mean you can’t do it behind the scenes – you should do it behind the scenes – but giving yourself time to think through each step, and to think through the activities during the launch and post launch gives you an opportunity to tweak things, and to get your business to match your own values.  
These (businesses) are for the entrepreneurs.  They need to solve problems and they need to serve their communities, but at the end they need to match up with the entrepreneur’s values.  this is a way for all of us – especially those of us in the second half of life to leave proper l…

Ageless Startup on Audible - get the audiobook free with Audible trial

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Proud to announce Ageless Startup will be available as an audiobook through Audible on August 25th, 2020. 

Audible has a program to deliver the audio book Ageless Startup free of charge with a 30 day trial subscription. 

Visit the offer / Pre-order via Amazon here

Entrepreneur-Leadership Network

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I'm very grateful to be recognized as a VIP member of the Entrepreneur Leadership Network.

The link below will take you to my new author biography.


My Entrepreneur author-page:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/rick-terrien

Transitioning Older Workers Into New Opportunities Doesn't Have to Be Hard

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Organizations have a responsibility, as well as a clear economic incentive, to support them in their next steps.


Entrepreneur.  Rick Terrien.  July 16, 2020.

Organizations and the people who work for them, especially their older workers, are heading into a time of significant economic disruption. As health and economic crises mount, significant new challenges will confront the economy.  The Chinese word for crisis includes characters representing both danger and opportunity. How do older workers and the organizations they work with turn this crisis into an opportunity? We need new maps to navigate this transition. Entrepreneurship offers a strong direction. We can create policies and options that allow older workers to transition from full-time employee to people who are able to create smart new business, while continuing their service to organizations, markets and communities they care about. Simply cutting off contact between older workers and their former employers makes little economic…

New interview - The Author Inside You.

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I was recently ask to join podcasters Leah and Matt Rafferty on their excellent podcast, The Author Inside You.  Many thanks for a great conversation!
Here is a bit of our discussion: 
"I learned a lot about what hinders people from exploring entrepreneurship in the second half of life.I wanted to make a contribution to help fix that if I could.
(Isn’t it scary starting a business?)
You’re right, but I have a different take on that.  It is scary when starting a business, but in this day and age, post-pandemic, and with yet another recession upon us, I posit that it’s scarier NOT to have your own business.  It is not that hard to actually start one.  You don’t want to do it to have to pay the rent, or to buy shoes for the kids.  That’s not what we’re talking about here. 
The ability to start something small, carefully, and wake it up and bring it to life, and learn the ropes of sending invoices and cashing checks, paying taxes, and all the rest of all that – is a skill set that is …

Older Entrepreneurs Should Embrace Working From Home - ENTREPRENEUR

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Making a remote office your core strategy is a path toward exciting new peer-to-peer opportunities.

Entrepreneur
Rick Terrien
July 9, 2020

Anyone can use this sea change in remote-work opportunities to launch new small enterprises that they control, whose values represent their interests in communities or markets they are passionate about.  And it can create a particularly significant economic opportunity for people exploring  in the second half of life. In a post-pandemic world, no one cares about pretense. No one needs to be impressed by elaborate commercial settings. The world needs competence, problem-solving and sustainable solutions. The Scaling Power of Peer-to-Peer Networks Small groups of independent entrepreneurs, working remotely from one another geographically, can come together to tackle significant societal and commercial issues quickly and effectively. But how do you make this collaborative model work while working from a home office...
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