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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


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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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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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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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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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Like many budding retirement entrepreneurs you want to start a business. Any business. You might have a plan already, you know what business you want. Retail? Online - whatever. Here's what you need to ask yourself:

Are you able to weather the economic roller coaster? All businesses experience ups and downs. The ups are great, the down painful. Do you have enough money to handle the downs? Are you emotionally ready for the down ...
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Unless you are wealthy and do not need extra money, and are fully satisfied with your retired life - more than 50% of retirees start a business - and more and more pre-retirees go on their own. Here are some reasons why:

You will never get laid off. Being your own boss, you can't be fired. Sure, you can fail, but it's on you. Only you can decide to quit or not.

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It's simple. Your own network of contacts is always a great starting point. But I would advice to approach them carefully. I know several people, one an establish attorney - who got coerced into believing that multilevel marketing was the retirement savior. He went out to everyone and preached. I think he lost most of his close friends because he didn't take no for an answer.

Take a look at your business. Is ...
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Many people look to the government hoping to find out how to apply for a grant or to get "free money" that they have seen advertised on TV or in various publications. But it's important to know that the grants usually go to state and local governments and nonprofit organizations that then use the money to operate assistance programs locally. It may be difficult for individuals to qualify for a federal grant.

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