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Jobs for Baby Boomers?

Jobs for Baby Boomers? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Jobs for Baby Boomers?  And, who are the long-term unemployed? Increasingly, they are baby boomers who have been laid off and locked out of the work force, possibly for good according to recent study by Pew Charitable Trusts, Baby Boomers: A ‘Gray Wave,’ Now Permanently Jobless.  Once boomers lost their jobs, they are more likely to have been jobless for a year or longer.” http://www.moneynews.com/Economy/Baby-Boomers-Jobless-employment/2012/05/04/id/438078  ; So are there jobs for baby boomers? www.tkcincorporated.com


 

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Fashion-forward student launches clothing business online

Fashion-forward student launches clothing business online | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A Chico State junior plans to make it big in the fashion world by selling stylish and affordable clothes for women.
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I love this article...its a quick read but reminds us of how the internet has leveled the business field. We can operate successful businesses with persistence and a great product or service.

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Why teens are leaving Facebook: It’s ‘meaningless’

Why teens are leaving Facebook: It’s ‘meaningless’ | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A 16-year-old teensplains the great Facebook exodus
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If your business is targeting youth...don't waste your money promoting on FB,  Instagram, snapchat and twitter would be more fruitful. If you are targeting boomers, rock on.

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Selling without stores: Online sales help startups establish retail business

Selling without stores: Online sales help startups establish retail business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In an age when many consumers are reaching for their cell phones rather than their car keys to shop, the traditional retail storefront has become less appealing to many young entrepreneurs. Instead, they are embracing the age of social media and digital marketing to meet their customers online where it's free to test their new concepts and products.
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Brick and mortar can wipe out your entire retirement account.  I always suggest that my client test their business concept online.  It's relatively easy and definitely cost effective.  Check out her story.

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10 easy ways to ask for online business reviews - Orlando Business Journal

10 easy ways to ask for online business reviews - Orlando Business Journal | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
There are a variety of ways to solicit for online reviews, including simply calling some of your favorite customers and asking if they would mind writing you a review.
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Online reviews are very important and can make or break your reputation.  Great, simple tips to explore.

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How search advertising helps companies promote business online - Market Realist

How search advertising helps companies promote business online - Market Realist | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Search advertising includes getting traffic through unpaid organic search or free listings and buying traffic through paid search listings.
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Search advertising is definitely and must do for 2015 forward. Learn more...

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Denver's economic growth rate is highest in nation in Q3 (Slideshow)

Denver's economic growth rate is highest in nation in Q3 (Slideshow) | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The economic output of metro Denver grew more than any other city in the nation in the third quarter, according to a new report from Brookings Mountain West.

Via Marty Koenig
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Anyone interested in opening a business in Denver?  Good choice. Denver is  "registered the fastest output growth in both the region and the country in the third quarter."

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Aging Baby Boomer Population Is Providing New Opportunities For Jobs | CBS Local - Yahoo Screen

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Fellow boomers, keep in mind serving our own cohort has great possibilities.

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WASHINGTON: Economists forecast fast growth in 2015 | Business | Rock Hill Herald Online

WASHINGTON: Economists forecast fast growth in 2015 | Business | Rock Hill Herald Online | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
The U.S. economy, helped by a stronger job market and falling oil prices, should enjoy the fastest economic growth in a decade next year, according to a panel of top business economists.
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Good news.  The economy is improving and predicted to continue improving.  Get ready for record increase.

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Be an opportunity maker

Be an opportunity maker | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And ... what if you're shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions.
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Let's talk about US...with and for others is the key.  Great motivation.

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More older Americans starting their own businesses to supplement incomes, pursue passion projects

More older Americans starting their own businesses to supplement incomes, pursue passion projects | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
At “52 years young,” Pattie Hayes considers herself a well-seasoned professional in the elder-care industry.
With the youngest of
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Why are Boomers starting businesses?  There are a number of reasons -- we are wise enough to know our skill set, insightful enough to know the market, bold enough to pursue our passions and, some simply need the money to supplement retirement.  Read more.

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Customer service as important in online interaction: Survey

Customer service as important in online interaction: Survey | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
With the number of people shopping online increasing exponentially, having a customer-focused online presence has become an imperative for companies, the results of a survey by American Express, 2014 global customer service barometer, show.According
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Hi touch is still very important in this digital age. Nothing frustrates customers more than not being able to speak with a REAL person for a complicated issue.  Personally, spending 30 minutes or more online looking for answers is not my idea of a good afternoon.  Connect me with an AMERICAN customer service rep!!

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Online start-ups gaining traction - Business News | The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Several online start-ups are proving the feasibility of their business models, which have been gaining traction within their first year in business.
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Interesting article misses a very important point....baby boomers are starting online businesses in record numbers.  It's a way to avoid cashing out their retirement funds to test business ideas.  I am writing a book to help baby boomers do just that.

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Angela Heath's curator insight, October 28, 2014 7:58 PM

Interesting article misses a very important point....baby boomers are starting online businesses in record numbers.  It's a way to avoid cashing out their retirement funds to test business ideas.  I am writing a book to help baby boomers do just that.

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Take steps to protect your firm from online fraud | Rochester Business Journal New York business news and information

If you own or operate the finances of a business, you need to be aware of fraud trends and how to protect your assets.
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Your bank can assist you with some helpful tips to avoid online fraud.  However, there are steps you should take on your own.  Learn what.....:

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Who says business and pleasure don’t mix? Not these family business owners

Who says business and pleasure don’t mix? Not these family business owners | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Running a family-owned business has rewards — and also challenges — unique to businesses owned by members of the same
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"Family businesses are great when you place both family members and non-family members in the jobs they have the talent to handle — and not just creating employment for their relatives."

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How to use customer profiling to reduce online credit card fraud - Securepay

How to use customer profiling to reduce online credit card fraud - Securepay | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Have you ever had your credit card company contact you and say,"We just want to verify you charged thousands of dollars in jewelry from XXX store?"  Well, I have.  The transaction was cancelled at the register.  Profiling works and will become increasingly important as fraud mushrooms. Check it out:

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Small Business Boot Camp: 10 Online Business Laws and Nuances to Address for Ecommerce Success

Small Business Boot Camp: 10 Online Business Laws and Nuances to Address for Ecommerce Success | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
This is the fourth installment of the #SellMore Small Business Boot Camp series. In previous parts, we discussed how to find a product niche, how to source your products and how to evaluate your idea…
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This is a must-read article for people starting businesses online. In fact, it is a great quick refresher for veterans too.  The last thing we want to do is unknowingly break a law.

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How To Double Productivity And Take Control

How To Double Productivity And Take Control | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Via Daniel Watson
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Love the concept of planning by roles. It results in purposeful planning rather than reactive planning. When you do what matters most, you will almost certainly find increased joy, happiness, and satisfaction

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Take control, focus on the objective thrive for more.

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This article makes a bold boast -- to take control of your life and double your productivity. Does it meet these claims?

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Top 10 Business Predictions for 2015

Top 10 Business Predictions for 2015 | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
2015 is poised to be an exciting year for business. There are so many changes on the horizon, and if you heed my predictions, you can gain an advantage over your competition. (For those who would like proof of past punditry, you can reference my 2014 digital trends here.) Here are [...]
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A marriage between online and offline business will continue to be a huge trend in 2015. Social media advertising, the importance of video and user experience will continue to be mega important.

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8 Tips for Doing Business Online in China

8 Tips for Doing Business Online in China | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A tantalizingly vast market lays behind an Internet firewall foreign businesses can't hope to climb without local help.
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China is an increasing open market.  However, you must understand how the digital world operates as well as the customs in order to succeed.  Excellent read.

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Employees: Are they assets or liabilities?

Employees: Are they assets or liabilities? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
In my last two columns, I argued that what businesses say about safety and ethics is different compared to what they do regarding these vital programs.
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According to a Wall Street Journal survey almost 33 percent of 848 small-business owners said they had job openings in June 2014.  If you are in this same situation....ask yourself, do your really want an employee or not.

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3 Tips for Creative Leaders to Successfully Tackle Daily Business

3 Tips for Creative Leaders to Successfully Tackle Daily Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
While it's wonderful to dream up big-picture ideas, strike a balance between the long-term and day-to-day aspects of your startup.
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For creative leaders like me, learning this basic daily skills will help a lot. CHECK IT OUT.

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How to Pick the Best Online Advertising Channel for Your Business

How to Pick the Best Online Advertising Channel for Your Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
A law office needs to target its market differently than a business selling stuffed animals.
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This quick read is well worth it.  It helps you decide which platforms to use for your goals.  Take a look...

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6 Top Impacts On Home-based Business Success

6 Top Impacts On Home-based Business Success | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
HOME is headquarters for growing numbers of businesses as individuals and families turn to entrepreneurial ventures to subsidize or replace traditional work income. PJ Wade asks whether this special location gets the attention it deserves and shares real-estate insight into home-based business success.
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Fascinating article that applies to online businesses operated from hom. Location, location, location and home design are vital influences on the success.  Learn the 6 TOP IMPACTS ON HOME-BASED BUSINESS SUCCESS.

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Angela Heath's curator insight, November 11, 2014 11:07 AM

Fascinating article that applies to online businesses operated from hom. Location, location, location and home design are vital influences on the success.  Learn the 6 TOP IMPACTS ON HOME-BASED BUSINESS SUCCESS.

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9 Web Design Essentials For Marketing Your Business Online

9 Web Design Essentials For Marketing Your Business Online | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
If a new website is on the horizon for your business, you may be surprised to learn that that web design and online marketing have changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Today’s web de…
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The features listed in this article will help reach your customers online more effectively.   A well planned website is very important.  Learn about what's best practice. 
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How to Write a Killer Business Plan

How to Write a Killer Business Plan | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

A simple diagram that represents quite a bit of work.  However, it's worth it...


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:42 AM

And this good and short reminder how to put together a pretty good business plan? 5 minutes to read it...:-))) it is the business plan factory time, I know, I've done it, I've coordinated it for 20 years...:-)))

Sieg Holle's curator insight, November 1, 2014 9:13 AM

No plan no results? Govern chaos