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Comments, rants and tips on baby boomer small business ideas
and working after retirement.


Author: Ingvar - Retiree In Training  


Working after retirement

Monthly Archives: FEBRUARY 2011



Just a brief note, I have posted a full review of LinxBoss here:

http://www.retiremententrepreneurs.com/linxboss-review.html

I wouldn't do this unless I thought it deserved it. I use many tools in my business, and spent tons of money on tools I have tried and discarded. Cost of business. This goes into my inventory of SEO tools I am keeping.

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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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Ok, if you have a website and want more traffic - read on. If not, oh well....

I have been operating websites for over 20 years. The BIG thing about monetizing websites is really a simple concept. You have to either get your site on the first page of search engines OR pay for traffic. The latter is very expensive and difficult to implement.

So let's have a series ...
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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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life coachingI have been thinking about this for a while since I came across a course about becoming a life coach. You probably know someone who is a life coach - or someone who uses one.

It's an intriguing concept. A coach (personal coach, life coach, business coach and others) is a person who helps another person (the client) achieve certain goals. For us with tons of experience, I believe we can offer ...
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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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PersuasionFor years I have been interested in what makes people go along with requests from others. Why do we buy stuff we don't need? Why do we go shopping with the wife - but hate it? Every day we are bombarded with requests and advertising. Do we just want to please others? What about my needs?

It's a compromise, that's for sure. On a business level, advertising and selling is an exercise in ...
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In most countries you can get public records on almost anybody. Just go down to your local office where the records are kept. You can obtain information on properties, people's residences, arrests and a whole lot more. Problem is - it's local. To find out information on people outside your area you need to go where they live. And there is often a steep cost for the local government to copy records.

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