Encore Entrepreneurs: Ann Smith writes personal histories

Preserve life stories for future generations as a small business. Encore Entrepreneur Inspiration: Ann Smith business of writing life stories Overview: Ann Smith, age 70, and based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, started Life Stories Remembered to “capture for posterity the legacy of a lifetime,” to “create a legacy for future generations,” and to “preserve the recollections Read More …

Your Business Startup

It’s time to make the leap! Traditional employment is fading fast. Now is the time to focus on your business startup For more than two decades, ‘Solopreneurship’ has quietly been on the rise. Also called, independent work, freelancing or sometimes contract work. Check out this recent article in Fast Company Magazine. Studies show that Solos make Read More …

Deadwood, SD: A Small Town’s “Encore Career”
Oregon’s SBDC State Star Reflects on Small Business and Second Acts in the Black Hills

Greetings from from Deadwood, South Dakota! My husband and I are on a month-long road trip, and we were absolutely charmed by this stop-over. Deadwood is an old mining town, but it has totally reinvented itself for the 21st century…which is to say, it has created an inspiring encore career for itself. Today, it’s a Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs Are Filling Information Gaps…and Their Pockets
Better, Smarter, Richer Featured in Next Avenue and Forbes

The other day I learned that my piece Encore Entrepreneurs Fill Gaps and Their Pockets was published by Next Avenue. Needless to say, I was delighted; being in the company of the experts at Next Avenue is true honor. Next Avenue is a PBS website designed to reach America’s booming 50+ population as they plan for Read More …

Just Start Your Encore: Do the Work in 2015! | Happy Holidays from Jackie

The other day I read an article called “5 New Year’s Resolutions Those Over 50 Should Never Make,” and I started to bristle when I read #4. It starts with “Resolve to reinvent yourself”–as in, those over 50 should never resolve to reinvent themselves. As a passionate advocate for the encore movement, I have staked Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs: Required Reading

The past three episodes of Solo Pro Radio have featured a series of conversations between Jackie B. Peterson of Better, Smarter, Richer and Doug Lundrigan of Lighthouse Business Solutions.  They discussed what it takes to be an encore entrepreneur in the brave new world of the 21st century businesses–and best of all, they gave listeners Read More …

Make a Move by guest blogger David Gillaspie

THREE WAYS TO GET STARTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Portland baby boomers have heard the news. The modern world needs clear thinking if you plan on keeping up. The days of dad putting in forty hours at the factory while mom raises the kids changed, but to what? Dad still works in a factory, but Read More …

Four Reasons for Baby Boomers to Consider Solopreneurship

This is an exciting week for Better, Smarter, Richer!  We’re thrilled to announce that Jackie B. Peterson is about to head to Chicago to attend this year’s Aging in America Conference, where she’ll share her wisdom for Encore Entrepreneurs. Every year, the annual conference of the American Society on Aging brings together exciting content, new Read More …