Encore Entrepreneurs: Jim Logan saw a need for personalized spiritual consultation and founded SoulVentures

Taking a leap of faith in a tough job market lead to starting personalized spiritual consultation service.  Name of business: SoulVentures What the business does:  Jim Logan, 54, operates outside formal religious structures. He provides person-structured spiritual consultation and ceremonies. Especially those marking life’s key transitions.  Categories include weddings, funerals, “living funerals,” the welcoming of Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Stories: Finding a niche as an independent health clinic audit consultant Roberta Kaplan

InnovaHealth owner Roberta Kaplan lands on her feet with a specialized encore career as an independent health clinic auditor. What the business does: Independent health clinic audit consultant for Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Re-visiting, Re-creation and Re-Imagining: Roberta Kaplan was working for the Oregon Health Authority.  She did this for two years, conducting Read More …

Encore Entrepreneurs Stories: Marketing for Service Providers at Don Nasca’s Service Store USA

Don Nasca helps “professionals increase their income, improve their livelihood, and expand their network” at the Service Store USA. What the business does: marketing for service providers. A career in technology eventually led to a venture in creating a platform that offers marketing for service providers.  When he was 50, Don Nasca first got the Read More …

Encore Entrepreneur Inspiration: Bill Saphir’s Change Management Consulting Services small business

Bill Saphir’s business, William H. Saphir, LLC, provides change management consulting services to healthcare providers, focusing on supply chain process. Bill describes his chronological age as 70.  Then he adds,”I don’t think I look that old nor do I feel it!” What the business does: His business is still in the beginning stages, but has Read More …

Dressing for entrepreneurial success

Dressing for entrepreneurial success is essential for today’s women Elizabeth Cramer of Every Day Style helps professional women find their Signature Style so they can maximize every opportunity and feel incredibly confident. Women working for themselves need to feel good in what they’re wearing but they also need to project an image of success and resonate Read More …

“Diversify Your Risk and Income with a Portfolio Career” by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List Blog of July 3, 2013. More people are patching together a livelihood from a variety of sources. Job security no longer comes from an employer, but from your marketable and transferrable skills. They’re creating their own portfolio career, which, according to Penelope Trunk, is: “Not the same Read More …

Over 50 and Still Out of Work? Become an Entrepreneur! by guest blogger Laura Schlafly

This article originally appeared on the Mac’s List blog on May 1, 2013. Are you noticing more news articles about entrepreneurs who are starting up their businesses at ages 50+? It’s not your imagination! There is more press on this topic in the last six months than ever before. Why is that important to me 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 …

Jackie B. Peterson featured in The Oregonian…TWICE!

We’re having a wonderful week here at Better, Smarter, Richer.  Not only was Jackie featured as the keynote speaker at Tuesday’s “Encore Entrepreneur” workshop, which took place at PCC’s Rock Creek Campus, but she made it into The Oregonian…TWICE! The workshop, presented in partnership by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and AARP, was a Read More …