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Understanding Three Key Motivators For Boomer Travel

Understanding Three Key Motivators For Boomer Travel | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Understanding Three Key Motivators For Boomer Travel - 08/11/2016
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Can you support the travel industry?  If so, check out these quick tips on how you can serve the baby boomer population.
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What Millennials Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Success

What Millennials Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Success | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Millennials are made for entrepreneurship. They are the generation that can teach us about dreaming big, doing good, and making your own rules.
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Check out how boomers can learn from millennials.  Pretty interesting.
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Women take more risks than you think — which makes them a better investment

Women take more risks than you think — which makes them a better investment | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Among unconscious biases we hold, the one that men prefer to take more risks than women has a profound effect on which entrepreneurs get funding for start-up ideas.
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Fascinating! Women entrepreneurs are a greater investment than men?
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Armed Forces’ spouses encouraged to get into business

Armed Forces’ spouses encouraged to get into business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) is nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit of Armed Forces’ spouses and partners with the launch of a pilot Business Creation Project designed to encourage business start up ideas.
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Scotland is encouraging military spouses to go into business.  What about the US military?
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The Boom In Boomer Entrepreneurs: Why Older Workers Are Finding Entrepreneurial Success ... Or Not

The Boom In Boomer Entrepreneurs: Why Older Workers Are Finding Entrepreneurial Success ... Or Not | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When you hear the word “entrepreneur,” what image springs to mind? Mark Zuckerberg in his hoodie? The young Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage? The familiar faces of entrepreneurship are those of brilliant young men who are tech-savvy newsmakers.
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Yes! Mature workers are pursuing entrepreneurship more and more to fulfill a dream, generate income and create a lifestyle of freedom.
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12 Low-Cost Business Ideas for Introverts

12 Low-Cost Business Ideas for Introverts | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Many introverts excel at running their own startups or being self-employed. Here's a list of low-cost business ideas that maximize on the skills of introversion for under $1,000.
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Somewhat shy? Here are some great ideas for people who prefer to work alone.  No excuses now.  Get started making money on your own.
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It's never too late: How to start a business as a baby boomer

It's never too late: How to start a business as a baby boomer | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a tech-savvy millennial to tap into your entrepreneurial spirit. Here are five businesses perfect for baby boomers.
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As the article states baby boomers its never too late! Start you business now.
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Snapchat Eats the WORLD

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Snapchat V Twitter

To say Snapchat is eating Twitter's lunch may be a vast understatement. Twitter is awash in problems while Snapchat seems to be eating the world. 


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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OK baby boomers.  Apparently we need to be into snapchat now.  Oh boy.  I thought that was only for my college-age son!
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How to Use Facebook for Business: 25 Facebook Marketing Tips and Tricks

How to Use Facebook for Business: 25 Facebook Marketing Tips and Tricks | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Discover everything you need to know to about Facebook marketing -- from how to create a business Page to how to use Facebook Insights.
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 Keep up with the latest FB tips to maximize your opportunities on one of the largest marketing sites on the planet.
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What’s Next?

What’s Next? | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Many Boomers find ourselves asking a question that we thought we had answered before. Or that we had artfully dodged. And that question has come back – like the chorus of a song. To tap us on our
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Great article about boomers reinventing themselves.
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I Told My Business Ideas to Many People and Here's What Happened...

I Told My Business Ideas to Many People and Here's What Happened... | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
When I ask people "Hey, what are you working on right now?"
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Here's an interesting article about sharing your business ideas.  Do you agree?
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Marijuana entrepreneurs pitch ideas in 'Shark Tank' style forum

Marijuana entrepreneurs pitch ideas in 'Shark Tank' style forum | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thirty marijuana-related business owners are vying for millions of dollars at a downtown Portland hotel this week.
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Selling drugs is big business. Not sure it its a good ideas for baby boomers, but its profitable.
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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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10 Free Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs

10 Free Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Grow your business with these phenomenal, free marketing tools.


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Free business tools are good.  However, don't eat the whole elephant at one time. Avoid getting overwhelmed.  Decide which tools are best for your target market and focus on these for 4-6 months, then move on to other tools if you think it is necessary. Every shine new app is not made your industry, your market or your business.
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Most business owners will have considered marketing their products and services online, and some have done so and obtained great results, but others have held back for a variety of reasons including perceived difficulty and the cost of the resources needed. If you are one of the latter group, you might be surprised to discover that there are now a number of free and easy to use online marketing tools, available to make the job easier and cost effective. This article highlights ten of the best of such tools, most being well know, but several not so well known, but none the less should prove useful.

donhornsby's curator insight, August 8, 9:12 AM
A great list of tools that you can use for free...or mostly free. If you are starting out, please take the time to look at these. If you need help in using them....let me know!
joannebur138's curator insight, August 8, 1:57 PM
Too many tools these days, it's overwhelming.
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Don't neglect the baby boomer consumer

Don't neglect the baby boomer consumer | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Monday, July 11, 2016 | 2 a.m. - By 2050, the number of Americans over age 65 will have doubled from what it was in 2012, to more than 83 million. Older customer
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"Marketing to this group would take a much different approach than the current trend toward communicating with millennials.” Business owners “have to strive to touch them on a more personal level and not communicate only via an iPhone or tablet screen. ... This will be the last or next-to-last generation that will expect face-to-face, one-on-one customer service.”
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How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job

How to Build a Business When You Can't Quit Your Job | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Starting a business is scary, and quitting a job that pays the bills is risky. Here's advice on how to mitigate the risk.
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Good insights to start your business while you still have a job. 
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4 Things I Learned After Retooling to Work 4 Days Each Week

4 Things I Learned After Retooling to Work 4 Days Each Week | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
'Some weeks, I make just as much as I used to, if not more', this contributor says.
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When working less is more.
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Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

Hamster Wheel Standing Desk | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
You are not reaching your current productivity potential. Numerous esteemed experts agree that standing is better than sitting and that walking is better than standing. Despite this, your workplace only provides inhumane chairs and stagnant standing desks for you to use while you struggle to get through a workday full of distractions and bodily pains.Rise up, sedentary sentients, and unleash that untapped potential within by marching endlessly towards a brilliant future of focused work. Step forward into a world of infinite potential, bounded only by the smooth arcs of a wheel. Step forward into the Hamster Wheel Standing Desk that will usher in a new era of unprecedented productivity.This project is a collaboration at Pier 9 between Artist-in-Residence RobbGodshaw and artist Will Doenlen. Thanks to Vanessa Sigurdson, Gabe Patin, Oliver Kreitman, and Bilal Ghalib for helping out in the wee hours of the morning!
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What a clever guy.  Built in 24 hours.  Find a problem and solve it.
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The Baby Boomer Effect: Florida's Recent Housing Market Success

The Baby Boomer Effect: Florida's Recent Housing Market Success | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
RENO, NV--(Marketwired - June 06, 2016) - Clear Capital's® Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report releases recent and granular data each month. The HDI Market Report provides insights into housing price trends and other leading indices for the real estate market at the national and local levels.​Florida's markets continu
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Baby boomers are fueling the housing market in FL.
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Angela Heath's curator insight, June 9, 9:35 AM
Baby boomers are impacting another market big time -- housing.  All related industries will prosper.
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25 Facebook Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business

25 Facebook Marketing Tips to Grow Your Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

Discover everything you need to know to about Facebook marketing -- from how to create a business Page to how to use Facebook Insights.


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Facebook marketing is a must today.  The platform provides such rich data.  Finding your target audience, in most instances, should be a breeze.  Check out these great tips. 
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donhornsby's curator insight, June 3, 9:42 AM
(From the article) : If you want your business' content to reach consumers, having a presence on Facebook is a given. But to make the most of your Facebook Page -- to attract and engage visitors, drive them to your website, and convert them into leads (and, eventually, customers) -- you need to optimize your Facebook presence.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 3, 11:16 AM

Practical Facebook marketing tips.

Everett Bowes's curator insight, June 5, 10:22 AM
Great tips!!
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Boost Your Productivity with These 7 Apps

Boost Your Productivity with These 7 Apps | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Who doesn't want to boost productivity in their business and their lives? We've got a list of 7 apps to help you do just that.
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These are some cool apps to help you stay focused and on-task. Check it out!
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How to Be a Small Business Consultant – 18 Step Checklist

How to Be a Small Business Consultant – 18 Step Checklist | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Here are 18 steps to be a small business consultant. Whether you call yourself a consultant, coach, advisor or mentor, these steps will help you develop skills set as well as grow your business.
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This is a really helpful checklist. Be careful don't waste your time building this long detailed business plan. Instead test and research. Research and test. Then launch.  It's a lean method that works well.
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Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second act

Helping baby boomers find a meaningful second act | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Millions of Baby Boomer bosses across the nation are nearing retirement age, but an innovative fellowship program at Harvard University aims to give them a second act. The Advanced Leadership Initiative helps former executives bring their professional acumen to bear on a range of social issues, from affordable food to an ebola vaccine. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.
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What a wonderful way for boomers to use their skills to help solve social problems.
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4 Lucrative Business Ideas That You Should Consider Starting if You Can Drive

4 Lucrative Business Ideas That You Should Consider Starting if You Can Drive | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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Wow in this gig economy, people are being so creative.  I love it.  Check out this everything on wheels article.
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How To Start A Business If You’re Broke

How To Start A Business If You’re Broke | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
Have you got a great business idea, but are skint? Well, don’t worry. Not all businesses require a huge amount of money to get off the groun
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I love this.  Here are a few practical tips to help you.  With technology, you really don't need a lot of money to get started.
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