The Exhaustion of the Encore Entrepreneur

I've been trying to write about my Encore Entrepreneur sister for a couple of months now.  She started a business recruiting part time accounting professionals for businesses who don't need full-timers but want true professionals to work a few days a week or a month.  Her niche is that many of her clients are moms who want to return to work part time. I have followed her on this journey for over 3 years and it has been a fascinating ride.  I have watched her ups, her downs and her ultimate ongoing success.

But I have wanted to speak a little more with her about her experiences and I can never reach her when she has a minute to spare!  She is one busy lady!  Between her grown children, growing her business, attending dozens of networking events, making calls and recordkeeping, she is pleasantly exhausted at the end of each day.  We do speak, but it is usually about family stuff, our elderly mom and step-dad, what the kids are up to and when we might eventually get together.  (She lives in the Atlanta area, I live in the Chicago area.) So I guess I will have to wait a little longer to tell her story and let you all know how proud I am of her accomplishments.

It's obvious that entrepreneurs of every age work long hours to start a business and make it thrive.  They are usually a one-man-band, doing all the chores of their business as well as the more rewarding pursuits.  But I think the satisfaction of a job well done and a business that is gaining clients regularly more than make up for the exhaustion.  And if I every get her to return a call, I'll ask her about that!


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  • nice article.....being an encore person myself...I can relate...keep up the good work!

  • In reply to Jan Marino:

    Thank you! It's an exciting time and fun to see what adventures the next chapter will reveal!

  • Thanks for the nice "shout out". I like the term "Encore Entrepreneur" and have very much enjoyed watching your journey as an "Encore" also. I like to think that I encouraged you to "go for it".

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