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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement

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The Business of Seasonal Motel Management:

My friends Jim and Kathy have the perfect retirement business.  For three months each year, they leave their home on the prairies and travel to the west coast.  They are spending their winter, away from the cold and snow of the prairies and getting paid for it!  How do they do this?

As ex motel owners they have found a perfect business to keep away ...


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Most of us have faced a time in our lives when we were either sick or injured.  It’s amazing how everything else loses its importance when we are physically or mentally unwell.  The logical long term solution is to make our health the number one priority but if you are like me, once we are mended, we tend to once again take our health for granted.   What if there was a method to increase our ...


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Becoming an entrepreneur in retirement has become a popular choice for many people who have the desire to expand their life learned skills and have an abundance of credibility and experience. 

Depending on your venture, an obvious place to focus your business is with your contemporaries, in this case the baby boomers and others fast approaching retirement.  Having become an entrepreneur in your retirement, you have an innate understanding of this generation’s wants ...


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7 Rules for Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in a Family Business

Dealing with employees on a personal level can wreak havoc in a small or family-owned business. Here's how you can keep from making some common missteps.


This is a great article from INC.




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As business people we try to plan ahead. It's not easy. Things change. Especially in the online business. However, a basic plan is needed just to have something to measure success against.

A plan usually has two distinct parts.

A strategy is where you define where you want to be and how do you get there. For example, in 5 years I want to be client-free and have all my income derived from ...
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What distinguish a small business owner from a real entrepreneur? Starting and running a small business in retirement is not that difficult on a small scale. If you have some cash and a lot of previous knowledge you could soon find yourself owning a store, an online business or a consulting practice. Making a reasonable living at it.

However, there are some people out there that are real entrepreneurs. They go much further than ...

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We all negotiate every day. It could be with customers, spouses, suppliers, investors and so on. In business - even a part-time retirement business we negotiate. At out age (!) we have some experience, and a few favorite "tricks". Like my emotional influence tactics I am writing about. However, let's just go back to a few basic missteps you can avoid:

Saying "Between".
It sound good. It's comfortable. It's nice to say "We can ...
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Many people, including retired folks have hobbies they make a few bucks at. I do in my photography and entertainment. Others make cupcakes on the side, some have a blog or two montetized. We all hope to make enough to at least pay for our hobby stuff such as cameras and so on.

When is it time to turn it into a business? Making real money? First off - you have to want to ...
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Need a grant to start your new business? Many grants are available for businesses, and many would-be business owners have no idea that there are billions of dollars available from many different sources. Over $150,000,000,000 is available for small businesses, and you can apply for as many grants as you want. You don't even have to worry about having bad credit - there are no credit checks. For government grants, ...

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The other day I wondered what I would do if someone came and said that the income I now have from my internet business will be guaranteed for life and they would take my computers away. Like someone retiring from the job they enjoyed and suddenly stopped.

That though gave me the creeps. I don't think I could leave this alone. My websites are like babies. They need nurturing and feeding. And I ...
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