Posts in category "Encore Entrepreneurs"

7 Lessons For Entrepreneurs From Hot Doug's

Last Friday was the last day for Hot Doug’s, a hot dog restaurant in Chicago. For those of you who  have been in a blue fog for the last few days or don’t reside in the Chicago area, Doug Sohn closed the hot dog restaurant that he started about 13 years ago on October 3.... Read more »

Technology Required When You Start A Business Today

Tim and I are in the middle of starting a business. This is the second business we’ve started over the years. The last one was a furniture store over 25 years ago. We purchased the business from a gent in town and spent 20 years building it and raising our family at the same time. ... Read more »

Encore Entrepreneurs Just Don't Quit

Most “encore entrepreneurs”, those folks who have retired once and can’t seem to stay retired, start new ventures for one of three reasons.  They a) need the money, b) have an idea they have wanted to try for a long time, or c) want to share a new or life-long passion with like-minded individuals.  They start... Read more »

Life Over 50-Not Always So Easy

My posts on this blog have been concentrating on the joys and concerns of navigating life over 50.  I have been thinking about all the ways older people find new meaning and new purpose in their later years.  Most of the people I know have been fortunate enough to be relatively well off and have Social... Read more »

Encore Entrepreneurs-Start a New Business and Have Fun

The term “encore entrepreneurs” is quite the catch-word these days.  It refers to the large numbers of “older than 50” folks who are starting new businesses and succeeding quite well.  It’s all part of the reinvention going on of older Americans who, because of longer lives and longer retirements, are searching for the next chapter... Read more »