Second Acts The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Second Acts en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT How a Retired FedEx Exec Built a Mini Sandwich Empire Edith Kelly-Green was ready to settle into a retirement when her family convinced her to open a Lenny's Sub Shop franchise. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:00:00 GMT Jason Daley A Jointly Owned Franchise Gives Two Pilots a Second Chance After John Grassia and David Smith lost their jobs as pilots, they bought an Express Oil Change franchise to supplement their incomes. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 08:00:00 GMT Jason Daley 7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs These well-known Americans overcame bad times in midlife to reach business fame and fortune. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:00:00 GMT Michelle V. Rafter How a Surf Vacation Led to a New Niche in Women's Swimwear An investment-banker-turned-entrepreneur finds success in a line of bikinis designed to stay on, no matter how rough the surf. Sat, 04 Aug 2012 04:00:00 GMT Margaret Littman Will Allen's 'Good Food Revolution' His new autobiography chronicles Allen's unexpected journey from professional basketball player to urban farming pioneer. Sat, 26 May 2012 08:00:00 GMT Jeanette Hurt Art Entrepreneur Wins $100,000 Pittsburgh Prize Artist Tess Lojacono talks about winning the "Experienced Dreamers" contest designed to lure middle-aged entrepreneurs to Pittsburgh. Sun, 13 May 2012 07:00:00 GMT Patrick J. Kiger Reinvention 101: 5 Lessons From Robert Downey, Jr. The 'Avengers' star is a great case study for anyone launching a new venture or attempting a midlife comeback. Sat, 12 May 2012 12:00:00 GMT Patrick J. Kiger How I Did It: From Defense Contractor to B&B Owner Here's how a stressed-out executive became an innkeeper -- and why she's glad she made the change. Sat, 12 May 2012 10:00:00 GMT Elizabeth Pope From Tech Maven to Jane Austen Geek Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems, spent more than 20 years working on a sequel to 'Pride and Prejudice.' Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:00:00 GMT Jane Ganahl Film 'Marigold Hotel' Portrays Reinvention on a Budget A new film about British expats in India inspires a contest awarding $150,000 and vacations to social entrepreneurs over 50. Sun, 22 Apr 2012 08:00:00 GMT Michelle V. Rafter Want to Simplify Life? Dare to Think Tiny Tumbleweed Tiny House Co. founder Jay Shafer is an evangelist for the updated small-is-beautiful movement. Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:00:00 GMT Patrick J. Kiger 10 Workplace Trends to Watch in 2012 Keep up with the ever changing American workplace with these 10 trends. Sat, 04 Feb 2012 09:00:00 GMT Michelle V. Rafter 'Pursuit of Happyness': Chris Gardner on Reinventing Yourself The star of a real-life rags-to-riches tale shares advice for people struggling through a midlife career transition. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:45:00 GMT Michelle V. Rafter Vintage Clothing Business Thrives in a Mad Men World How a chef turned her love of retro fashions into a new career. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:57:00 GMT Melinda Fulmer