New podcast interview - Unobtainium with Oz Kahn

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

Amazon Kindle sale! - July only.

Need a good reason to pick up Ageless Startup as an eBook?  Amazon is offering a Kindle version during July only - for just $1.99! 

Visit the Ageless Startup site at Amazon to learn more )

Ageless Startup - interview with Expert Insights

“One of the biggest detriments to entrepreneurship, especially among older folks, is that they don’t know entrepreneurs.  Give yourself permission to explore it.  It’s nothing you can’t do.  We’re putting together a Center for Ageless Entrepreneurs that will introduce people to one another…. learning from people who are doing simple basic things, that don’t have halos over their head, but are really good at solving problems.”  -  Rick Terrien
New businesses created by people 45-years-old and above have been a growing trend for more than two decades, and in the wake of the pandemic, even more people are wondering if now is the time to make their move. "Ageless Startup" author Rick Terrien explains why the second half of life is a great time to launch your own business and walks us through the smart ways to do it.
Thanks to Greg Corombos for the great conversation.

Ageless Startup - Inc., June 2020.

This is from Inc., June 2020.  Thank you Inc. for this thoughtful review…
Inc. - Ageless Startup - Why Now Is the Time to Have a Second Career as an Entrepreneur. 
The rate of entrepreneurship is growing most rapidly in seniors.  Here are the key reasons why.
Inc. Martin Zwilling June 2020
“Is it possible that age and experience are more of an advantage in this business than young passion and fearlessness?
I've long had my own views about why this is happening, and they were supported by what I found in a new book, Ageless Startup, written by a fellow successful entrepreneur and senior, Rick Terrien.
We summarize the advantages of older entrepreneurs along the following lines…”
1. Older entrepreneurs think life-changing, not lifestyle.
2. Older entrepreneurs find and see the opportunities hidden in plain sight.
3. Older entrepreneurs have had time to think about and develop a purpose and a "why."
4. Older entrepreneurs can look back and can lead going forward.
5. Older entrepreneurs …

Interview - School for Startups

I had a great conversation recently with The School for Startups Radio, hosted by Jim Beach.

The link to the show notes is here:
The direct link to the audio is here:
Here are a few highlights:
Q: What about people who declare themselves entrepreneurs with nothing behind them?A: The landscape is littered with those kinds of people who approach business with that in mind.  That is something that is a caricature of itself.  In fact, real businesses solve problems.  They look for things that are broken and they apply themselves to that.  They’re not after the glory.  They’re after fixing the problem.  They’re after making their communities better, markets better that they care about and love.  Those are the people who are changing the world and are the real entrepreneurs here.  There are millions and millions and millions of us doing that kind of work every day around the world.  
Q: Wh…