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Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


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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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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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Baby boomers are hitting retirement age. Traditionally people have spent their golden years playing golf, sitting poolside and collecting Social Security for 20 years or so. However, many of today's new retirees say they intend to keep working, and some plan to start their own businesses.

Here are 7 tips to help you succeed in your retirement ventures:

  1. Follow your passion
  2. Consider a healthy margin of errors
  3. Don't spend your nest ...

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