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Forbes Media partners to create online business school | Ancillary Revenue | Joint Ventures | Media Business

Forbes Media partners to create online business school | Ancillary Revenue | Joint Ventures | Media Business | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it
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This is great.  Another option for Boomers to learn about business while in their PJs.  Sweet.

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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

Snapchat Eats the WORLD | baby boomer entrepreneurs | Scoop.it

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. 


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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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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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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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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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