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Title:
Never too old to get rich : the entrepreneur's guide to starting a business mid-life
ISBN:
9781119547907
Physical Description:
xvii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
Introduction --Also by Kerry Hannon --Part I Turning a passion into a business --Lights, camera,action --Money maven --Military to Merlot --Cockpit to the coffee shop -- Bejeweled --Scooting ahead --Write stuff --Horsing around --Part II Building a winning senior-junior partnership --Ginning things up --The whole million-dollar package --Cookie contessas --Part III The path to social entrepreneurship --Girl power --Food, glorious food --Hope in Harlem --The magic of music --Part IV Winning strategies of female entrepreneurs --Health and happiness --Chilling out --Design from within --Nutty for opera --The holistic path --Afterword.
Summary:
When you think of someone launching a start-up, the image of a twenty-something techie probably springs to mind. However, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are just as likely to start businesses and reinvent themselves later in life. Never Too Old to Get Rich is an exciting roadmap for anyone age 50+ looking to be their own boss and launch their dream business. This book provides up-to-date resources and guidance for launching a business when you're 50+. There are snappy profiles of more than a dozen successful older entrepreneurs, describing their inspirational journeys launching businesses and nonprofits, followed by Q&A conversations, and pull-out boxes containing action steps. The author walks you through her three-part fitness program: guidelines for becoming financially fit, physically fit, and spiritually fit, before delving more deeply into how would-be entrepreneurs over 50 can succeed.
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Start a successful business mid-life

When you think of someone launching a start-up, the image of a twenty-something techie probably springs to mind. However, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are just as likely to start businesses and reinvent themselves later in life. Never Too Old to Get Rich is an exciting roadmap for anyone age 50+ looking to be their own boss and launch their dream business.

This book provides up-to-date resources and guidance for launching a business when you're 50+. There are snappy profiles of more than a dozen successful older entrepreneurs, describing their inspirational journeys launching businesses and nonprofits, followed by Q&A conversations, and pull-out boxes containing action steps. The author walks you through her three-part fitness program: guidelines for becoming financially fit, physically fit, and spiritually fit, before delving more deeply into how would-be entrepreneurs over 50 can succeed.

* Describes how you can find capital to start your own business
* Offers encouraging stories of real people who have become their own bosses and succeeded as entrepreneurs
* Written by PBS Next Avenue's entrepreneur expert, Kerry Hannon
* Teaches you how to start your own business

Never Too Old to Get Rich is the ideal book for older readers looking to pursue new business ventures later in life.


Author Notes

Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country. Kerry focuses on empowering yourself to do more with your career and persona! finances-now and for the future.


Table of Contents

Kerry Hannon
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
About the Authorp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Alsop. 13
Part I Turning a Passion Into a Business
Chapter 1 Lights, Camera, Actionp. 17
Chapter 2 Money Mavenp. 33
Chapter 3 Military to Merlotp. 47
Chapter 4 Cockpit to the Coffee Shopp. 65
Chapter 5 Bejeweledp. 73
Chapter 6 Scooting Aheadp. 81
Chapter 7 Write Stuffp. 91
Chapter 8 Horsing Aroundp. 99
Part II Building a Winning Senior-Junior Partnership
Chapter 9 Ginning Things Upp. 113
Chapter 10 The Whole Million-Dollar Packagep. 125
Chapter 11 Cookie Contessasp. 135
Part III The Path to Social Entrepreneurship
Chapter 12 Girl Powerp. 147
Chapter 13 Food, Glorious Foodp. 157
Chapter 14 Hope in Harlemp. 167
Chapter 15 The Magic of Musicp. 177
Part IV Winning Strategies of Female Entrepreneurs
Chapter 16 Health and Happinessp. 189
Chapter 17 Chilling Outp. 201
Chapter 18 Design from Withinp. 211
Chapter 19 Nutty for Operap. 221
Chapter 20 The Holistic Pathp. 231
Afterwordp. 247
Indexp. 249