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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


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Even in 2011, a business card is still a strategic and practical method of advertising yourself and your business.  For a very small investment, just by handing a new client or acquaintance your card you are more likely to ensure your essential contact information will not be forgotten.  And face it; as an entrepreneur, there is still an element of status associated with receiving or handing someone a business card. 

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We are living through unprecedented and unpredictable times.  Unexpected events from natural disasters to economic crises have left us feeling vulnerable and uncertain about our futures.  What will happen with our jobs, the economy or what will Mother Nature throw at us next? 

In these times, a product or service that fills the need for emotional security by using the angle of selling security, stability or permanence is popular.  Maybe it’s the retirement ...


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There is a major paradigm shift taking place that will potentially change the way we purchase and consume goods.  As a business person, there is tremendous potential to benefit from this movement.  I recently read an article about Rachael Botsman who wrote "What’s Mine is Yours:  The Rise of Collaborative Consumption”.   Among the many thoughtful ideas in the article, was the concept that access to goods is becoming more important than the actual ownership of ...


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I’ve been promoting and encouraging you to start up a business in your retirement.  For those of you that are considering starting your business part of your plan should be to consider, when is it time to get out of business?  What is your long term exit strategy?  Many entrepreneurs envision at least a five year period to grow and nurture their business.  So, what are some of the signals or opportunities to look for ...


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Attention all shoppers!  If that’s a message you find irresistible then perhaps stepping into your new retirement business as a professional shopper is your bag!  You innately have these transferrable skills and you have practiced all your life to qualify for this profession!  So whether you live in an urban area with close proximity to a wide range of shops or a rural community where you may be more inclined to utilize the internet to ...


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Many small business owners are utilizing the social networking website, LinkedIn, to demonstrate their professional or business expertise.  LinkedIn is used world-wide by millions of business professionals to advertise their individual professional profiles and/or businesses.  Members create their own profiles and then make "connections” to develop networks of business professionals with common interests.  Since its inception the features of LinkedIn have grown.  LinkedIn includes a query section where various questions are posted by members and ...


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As an entrepreneur, you are in the business of persuading a targeted audience to take a certain action.  The action can be to purchase your product or click on a specific link.  What do you need to know about your audience and what is the best way to market or connect to this group?

What is your target audience?  What standard demographic features such as age, income, gender, occupation, location or shared experiences are ...


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How often in life do you sit before a blank canvas and imagine the myriad of possibilities?  In many ways, that is what the start of a retirement business can be.  To some, becoming an entrepreneur will be a very stressful experience.  Perhaps you have been an employee with a strict work schedule or a routine work load.  To others, entrepreneurship in retirement will be a welcomed and long anticipated major milestone in your life’s ...


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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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