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Jumping Off the Corporate Ladder to Fulfill a Dream

As a young girl growing up in Valley Stream, New York, Lori Thomson dreamed of someday opening her own business. "I always wanted to build something for myself," she says. "Although at the time I Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Nancy Collamer

Giving a Lift to Those in Need

Like millions of Americans, Steve Powell was a caregiver for his aging parents. "My mother and father both had a chronic falling problem," the former tech worker said in a phone interview. "It got to Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Erin Jay

Should Gas Stations Become Charging Stations?

Jon Polonsky (in photo above) is CEO of Plaid Pantry, a chain of gas station/convenience stores in the Pacific Northwest.  My wife and I bought our first fully electric vehicle, a used, Read More...

Category: Features

Author: John Wasik

Cashless Businesses Make Change

Companies that went cashless in the past few years, whether to increase the speed of transactions or reduce the theft of cash, are experiencing some whiplash. Take salad chain Sweetgreen, which Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Hanna Horvath

Mid-Career Plot Twist: Opening a Bookstore

  Across the whole of America they come: the lawyers and financiers, marketers and architects, librarians (of course) and writers and teachers. In a second — or even third — career, they are Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Ellen Ryan

Unexpected Career Pivots Can Lead to Job Satisfaction

Rick Bulan was watching television in 1994 when he saw something he wanted: A 1,000-pound, 12.5-foot-long piece of deteriorating handrail removed from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge a year earlier. "I Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Patricia Corrigan

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

Courtney Burton has spent most of her career in the retail industry. She was a merchant for several major companies, including Target, CVS, Albertson's and Lane Bryant. For the last 11 years of her Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Chris Farrell

A Sweet Dream Comes True

Maureen and Jim Elitzak are known around Scottsdale, Arizona, for their exquisite bonbons, bars, brownies and caramels, which can be found at Zak's Chocolate , the shiny shop where they make Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Ellen Ryan

How to Handle the Stress of Entrepreneurship

Many older Americans dream about working for themselves. Yet new business owners often find entrepreneurship stressful, especially during the lean start-up years. Fortunately, experts say that while Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Nancy Collamer

Why Do I Need a Change Management Plan?

  "Change before you have to." This maxim, credited to former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, is a pithy reminder that being able to manage change skillfully is not an option but a necessity Read More...

Category: Features

Author: Rachel Leland