Solo Business Stories: Not wanting to retire, Suzanne VanSlyke found a fullfilling second act helping seniors.

Suzanne VanSlyke saw a need to help seniors.  She realizes that starting a second career is exciting, creative and stimulating.  And working with Jackie is “dynamic.”   Name of Business: Support for Seniors in Transition How long is business:  April 1, 2018. What business your business do?  Case management, patient advocacy, crisis management. Can you elaborate? 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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by guest blogger Nancy Collamer

A note from Jackie: Nancy Collamer is an expert when it comes to career reinvention. Not only is she the mastermind behind My Lifestyle Career, but she recently published her book Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She will be next week’s BSR Broadcast guest, and I’m thrilled that she Read More …