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Most downloaded podcast 2020 - The Author Inside You

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  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 .
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.

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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

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 lives QUESTIONS 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 inclu

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 prope

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