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How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too

How Entrepreneurs Think Differently and You Should Too | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Execution is everything in entrepreneurship. But often your state of mind -- or perhaps more accurately, how you think -- will help determine what products...

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This confirms it....I think like an entrepreneurs...how about you?

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Thinking like an entrepreneur requires a unique approach to the world and a mindset to help view the world as limitless in its possibilities for improvement, change and, ultimately, innovation. How entrepreneurial are you? 

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Succession Planning for Baby Boomer Business Owners - The Options For Realistic Products In Energy efficient window calgary

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Here's a quick video on transitioning (exiting) your business.  Baby boomers should think about this.  Yes, the speaker is a little monotone but the information is pretty good.
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How To Brainstorm Business Ideas Using Social Media - GroundReport

How To Brainstorm Business Ideas Using Social Media - GroundReport | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When new business ideas run into snags internally, it’s time to look outside the walls for ideas from abroad.  Ultimately, finding the proper platform to share secretive plans or proposals takes planning, trust and individualized attention to all parties you invite into your business realm.  While posting ads on Craigslist for individuals with like-minded business …
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Here are a few basic ideas.  Remember, you can also use social media to test ideas through groups that share a similar interest.
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The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

The 10 Essential Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

An organized entrepreneur is a successful entrepreneur.


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Yes, even small business owners need mobile apps.  In fact, I recently read an article that over 50% of purchases are researched through mobile technology.  Check out these useful apps.
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If your business sees you constantly away from the office, then you need to be aware of some of the great mobile apps that are available, to help you perform effectively when on the road. The apps identified in this article all add value, and I would be surprised if there are not at least 2 or 3 that you could take advantage of right away, to make your life just a little bit easier. 

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New Study Shows Boomers Not Ready for End-of-Life; New Online Planning Site Pushes to Get Digital House in Order on National Healthcare Decisions Day

If something happened to you today, would your children know where to find your banking information, insurance policies, Will or even how to access your credit card information or social media accounts? Well, for most Americans, the answer is a resounding “no!”
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Get you digital affairs in order for National Health Care Decision Day
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Baby boomers leaving the workforce - Business - NZ Herald News

Baby boomers leaving the workforce - Business - NZ Herald News | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
As those born in the post-war era plan for a well-deserved retirement, their bosses are starting to fret over who will fill their rather large shoes, according to a recent survey by - New Zealand Herald
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Baby boomers leaving the workforce mean two things: a brain drain for corporations and huge opportunity for Boomers who want to consult or work part time.  This article has application throughout "advanced" countries which are experiencing the greying of the population.
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Procrastination Can Lead To Innovation, Creativity And Better Business Ideas

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Procrastination is good?  Here is a fresh look at the positive side or procrastination.
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Can a Startup Be Good?

Can a Startup Be Good? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Startups often have to choose between being profitable and being humane.
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This is a fascinating article that highlights the truth about start-ups. HOWEVER, this is not the case for micro-business.  Ever business aim is not to make millions or billions.  Many baby boomers would be happy with anything from a few hundred every month to a few hundred thousand.  And, its possible without the headache and crazy regulations @info4profit
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7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Reign Supreme in 2016

7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Reign Supreme in 2016 | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
To stay ahead of the curve, it is essential to keep up to date with the latest content marketing trends and standout from your competition.

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Wanted to share this because whether your market is baby boomers, caregivers or some other demographic, you can use content to engage and build trust with your clients.  Here a few ideas to keep in mind. 

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Thoughtful post on key factors for content marketing in 2016, including user generated content, interactive content and more.

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Modesto boy’s backpack idea rates high in Entrepreneur Challenge

Modesto boy’s backpack idea rates high in Entrepreneur Challenge | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Several startup business ideas – including a Modesto boy’s vision of a backpack that can be doodled upon and erased – advanced in a contest Wednesday night.
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Here are some great business ideas for a business development competition.  Check out some of the ideas.
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For Authenticity, Drop The Ads And Find The Influencers

For Authenticity, Drop The Ads And Find The Influencers | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
For Authenticity, Drop The Ads And Find The Influencers - 03/14/2016
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No matter what industry you are in, the power of influencers is tremendous.  If you get the right ones to talk about, wear or promote your product or service, your sales and stickiness will rise like a flood.  A group of influencers most #SeniorMarketers are missing is the family caregiver.  Learn more http://bit.ly/1RjbEDr
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Covertogs | Online store for tankinis with more cover. - Covertogs

Covertogs | Online store for tankinis with more cover. - Covertogs | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Women's Swimwear Online | Great Cover | Plus Size's | Older Women's Swimwear.
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This company is targeting baby boomer swimmers.  Interesting business idea.  Apparently, the company is doing well.  Remember the baby boomer market is a hot one.
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Children’s Business Fair: Eagle Scout project promotes entrepreneurship for kids

Children’s Business Fair: Eagle Scout project promotes entrepreneurship for kids | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Taylor Makrush is poised to become an Eagle Scout, and you might say it’s “all in the family.” He just completed his Eagle Scout project, hosting a business expo for young, budding entrepreneurs to show off their ideas, and once the project is certified, the only remaining step is his investiture as an official Eagle Scout at an upcoming “Court of Honor.”
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Teach your children to be creators and sellers.  That's a winning combination.
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35 Technology Terms Every Entrepreneur Should Understand

35 Technology Terms Every Entrepreneur Should Understand | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

 

Are you familiar with these tech terms? Here's the lingo you should know as a business owner.


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As the business world now operates in a highly digitalised space, a business cannot effectively operate, without having access to a slew of technology. It is no longer possible for a business owner to be across all aspects of the technology and technical solutions one now needs to operate a business. It is very important that as a business owner you develop a clear understanding of the key technical terms that you will commonly encounter, and this article will make that understanding possible. One to save for future reference.

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David Cruzate's curator insight, March 11, 4:36 PM

 

As the business world now operates in a highly digitalised space, a business cannot effectively operate, without having access to a slew of technology. It is no longer possible for a business owner to be across all aspects of the technology and technical solutions one now needs to operate a business. It is very important that as a business owner you develop a clear understanding of the key technical terms that you will commonly encounter, and this article will make that understanding possible. One to save for future reference.

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As the business world now operates in a highly digitalised space, a business cannot effectively operate, without having access to a slew of technology. It is no longer possible for a business owner to be across all aspects of the technology and technical solutions one now needs to operate a business. It is very important that as a business owner you develop a clear understanding of the key technical terms that you will commonly encounter, and this article will make that understanding possible. One to save for future reference.

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As the business world now operates in a highly digitalised space, a business cannot effectively operate, without having access to a slew of technology. It is no longer possible for a business owner to be across all aspects of the technology and technical solutions one now needs to operate a business. It is very important that as a business owner you develop a clear understanding of the key technical terms that you will commonly encounter, and this article will make that understanding possible. One to save for future reference.

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10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m.

10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m. | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Do you play an instrument? Cook a killer quiche? Walk dogs? There's money to be made there.
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Got a full-time job but want to do your own thing?  No more excuses....check out this advice.
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The Biggest Customer Acquisition Mistake Your Company is Probably Making

The Biggest Customer Acquisition Mistake Your Company is Probably Making | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Generating new sales leads and acquiring new customers are the biggest obsessions of every sales team and startup founder. Companies spend big money on lead generation..
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The biggest mistake companies that sell to seniors is making is ignoring the family caregiver.  The caregiver is a major influencer.  Through thoughtful nurturing, companies increase sales and expand their pipeline.
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Research team develops social app to support Alzheimer's caregivers

Research team develops social app to support Alzheimer's caregivers | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Every day, more than 15 million unpaid caregivers provide care to people with Alzheimer's disease, with little outside support and often at the risk of their own health.
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What other apps can we use to support family caregivers? Learn about one specifically designed to help caregivers of Alzheimer's patients manage helpers.
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Funeral director offers 'fun' covered coffins

Funeral director offers 'fun' covered coffins | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
"Creating new ideas, like the fabric coffins, makes for a fun journey."
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Here's a strange but potentially profitable business idea.  Death is big business. You never run out of customers.
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9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business

9 Life-Saving Tools that Will Systemise Your Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Overwhelmed by insurmountable tasks, projects, email, clients and social media? This post explores 9 Life-Saving Tools that will systemize your business.


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Many small businesses lack systems and this is usually the case where a business owner simply just never has the time to get properly organised. Fortunately, help is now at hand for such business owners, with a wide variety of online tools that can assist to systemize any small business. This article identifies 9 such tools and is a must read and action article for any business owner who simply cannot get on top of their workload.

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The Caregiving Boom: Hello, Job Opportunities

The Caregiving Boom: Hello, Job Opportunities | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A recent report from AARP lays out the wide range of job and business opportunities from America's growing caregiving boom.
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The growing caregiving market should not be ignored.  It represents tremendous opportunity for making money in every field. Check it out!
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Thinking Of Starting A Business? Start Here!

Thinking Of Starting A Business? Start Here! | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Business and life coach Christy Wright shares advice for people thinking about starting a business, and for those looking to improve a business they already have!
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This is some great advice for people thinking about. I agree with the writer, start out with what you already know thereby reducing the barrier to entry to the marketplace and reducing your cost significantly. However, every good idea is a profitable business idea. So think about how you can monetize it.
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College students embracing entrepreneurial activities

College students embracing entrepreneurial activities | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In recent years there’s been a surge in entrepreneurial activity on college campuses. More than 2,000 U.S. colleges and universities now offer entrepreneurship courses and programs, according to the Kauffman Foundation.
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Thiis is one of my favorite sayings. "There is a growing interest in entrepreneurial activities partly as a reaction to an uncertain job market. Rather than waiting for someone else to hire them, students are realizing they can create their own jobs."  But what about Baby Boomers.  We also face an uncertain job market.
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5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be Successful

5 Things Every Entrepreneur Needs To Be Successful | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here’s what go-getters need to know to create a lasting impact in 2016 and beyond. Check out the five things every entrepreneur needs to be successful.
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This is a quick read and an unusual list of things you need to make additional money.
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5 Easy Ways to Be Your Own Boss

5 Easy Ways to Be Your Own Boss | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Some tips that will help you step up your 'entrepreneur-ing game'.
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Here are 5 broad categories for making extra money.  Looking at these may spark some ideas for you.
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The Startup Myth Too Many People Fall for

The Startup Myth Too Many People Fall for | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Chris Boehner, founder of Western Natural Foods, explains.
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Good read even if you only want to make some side money.  Myths still apply.
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Forbes Welcome

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"In the very near future, there will be two groups of leadership teams. Group 1 will manage to attract the best, brightest, most innovative and digital-savvy millennial talents and see their companies thrive. And group 2 needs to take the others: less educated, less motivated, less adaptable, less capable, less resilient, less performing and less health-aware individuals. Group 2 will face a challenge in trying to achieve great results with a mediocre crowd — and that could be a serious challenge, given the disruptive circumstances." This is a very interesting article.  I have strong opinions about.  How about you?
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