Showing posts from January, 2021

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 .