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How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire
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Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise.
March 15, 2013 in Franchises
A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance

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After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes.
January 4, 2013 in Franchises
Photos: 7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs

7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs

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These well-known Americans overcame bad times in midlife to reach business fame and fortune.
August 7, 2012 in Success Stories
How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear

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An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf.
August 4, 2012 in Success Stories
Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution'

Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution'

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His new autobiography chronicles Allen's unexpected journey from professional basketball player to urban farming pioneer.
May 26, 2012 in Profiles
Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize

Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize

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Artist Tess Lojacono talks about winning the "Experienced Dreamers" contest designed to lure middle-aged entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh.
May 13, 2012 in Profiles
Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.

Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr.

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The 'Avengers' star is a great case study for anyone launching a new venture or attempting a midlife comeback.
May 12, 2012 in Profiles
How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner

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Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change.
May 12, 2012 in Starting a Business
From Tech Maven to Jane Austen Geek

From Tech Maven to Jane Austen Geek

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Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, spent more than 20 years working on a sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice.'
April 22, 2012 in Lifestyle
Film 'Marigold Hotel' Portrays Reinvention on a Budget

Film 'Marigold Hotel' Portrays Reinvention on a Budget

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A new film about British expats in India inspires a contest awarding $150,000 and vacations to social entrepreneurs over 50.
April 22, 2012 in Lifestyle
Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny

Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny

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Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. founder Jay Shafer is an evangelist for the updated small-is-beautiful movement.
March 11, 2012 in Lifestyle
10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012

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Keep up with the ever changing American workplace with these 10 trends.
February 4, 2012 in News and Trends
'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself

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The star of a real-life rags-to-riches tale shares advice for people struggling through a midlife career transition.
September 30, 2011 in Success Stories
Vintage Clothing Business Thrives in a Mad Men World

Vintage Clothing Business Thrives in a Mad Men World

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How a chef turned her love of retro fashions into a new career.
January 24, 2011 in Lifestyle
Photos: Business Ideas for Military Veterans

Business Ideas for Military Veterans

Many veterans have made successful transitions from the service to business ownership. Here are a few options to consider.
November 10, 2010 in Business Ideas
Photos: Late Bloomers

Late Bloomers

These entrepreneurs are tapping a lifetime of experiences in their businesses.
May 27, 2010 in Starting a Business

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