Let me get personal for a minute.....


Things change. People are living longer and are healthier. More people are just not ready to retire and do the RV thing. I know people that are more passionate after retirement and want to do something fun and productive. I also know people that can't live off their retirement income and need to supplement their income.


I started this site because several friends near retirement ask me for advice on setting up their own business.



Why ask me? Well, after working in a corporate environment for 18 some years (NCR, 3M and Wang) I got myself laid off and never had a regular paycheck since. That was in 1988. Since then I have been on my own. Many ups and downs, and hundreds of hard lessons learned along the way. Good ones too!


For the most part my business during the past 22 plus years has been high tech. I have some programming skills, so I have written several custom software system for clients that are still in use today - and I support some of them. When the internet came, I jumped on the bandwagon. I started to set up websites for clients. Then I discovered "internet marketing". Which simply is a catch-all for generating revenues from websites. All in all it's been great. I have a saying - "I work hard for my freedom" although week for week I probably put in as many, or more hours than a working person.


I hope to provide some answers to anyone wanting to start a business after retirement.


In 2011 I will be 60. Unbeliavable. I am "semi retired". Whatever that means, no regular paycheck I guess. No 8-5. No commuting. No boss, except my clients, mind you. I love what I do. I can't see myself NOT working. I don't even call it work, it's so much part of my life. However, I, like most people my age am thinking of when I can't work, or I really get tired of it all. Check out our recent trip to Norway


Over the past 23 years I have written and sold software, set up hundreds of web sites for myself and clients, consulted with large and small companies and government entities. Clients often refer to me as "the idea guy".


I could now present an impressive resume with all the details neatly laid out. But it doesn't matter. I am not selling myself. I just hope you find my rantings useful.


I have been broke, in the money, ripped off, successful, down in the dumps - you name it. I have had to fire clients, and been fired. I have had great successes where clients have absolutely benefited from my services. It's been quite a ride - I am still on it.


My hope is - through this site - that I can share some of my experiences, help you decide what to do next and perhaps be of service to you. In an informal way. I have had my share of formal sites and people.


Business is done one-on-one.


Anyway, enough about me - if you want to know more about me - please contact me.


Best wishes,


Ingvar.


P.S. For fun I race dragonboats and enjoy photography and travel.