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Should A Startup Hire Experienced Or Educated Workers?

Experienced Or Educated Workers: What will work for you? A recent article on NBC News highlighted an emerging trend: the workplace is progressively getting younger. As more millennials enter into the workplace and baby boomers graciously bow out of it, even startups are now joining in the age-old debate about whether or not employers should...
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Why every startup should have a baby boomer on the team

Startups and Baby Boomers: What's the connection? American Express’s Open Forum has advised that companies may want to hire an older worker over a younger one because of their “strong work ethic, loyalty and communications skills.” But, what about a startup? Some may have been hesitant to hire baby boomers or seniors as their corporate...
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Diversify Your Revenue Streams: Spin What You Got

I picked up a book in the airport recently: Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher. It's a fast read and has enough tabloid photos to keep you interested. Her come-sit-by-me-and-dish point of view is disarming and I genuinely enjoyed her tales, her vulnerability and her wit. More importantly, I respect what she is doing. Wishful Drinking...
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Do it…because it feels good.

Do it once a year. Do it once a month. Do it twice a week.   Pro Bono, I mean...what were you thinking?   Especially in this time, when things are tight for everyone, time is valuable. Give it freely. Find a way to connect with those in your community. I've noticed messages being targeted...
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What’s This Thing With Boomers Starting Businesses?

Since 2001, people age 50-62 have been the fastest growing group of new entrepreneurs in the U.S. In fact, according to the U. S. Small Business Administration, as of the end of 2006 53% of all American small businesses are run by an owner who is age 50 or over. Now, a good number of...
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We’re Pleased to Present the StartupNation Boomer Blog

Hi, I'm Jeff Williams, Boomer entrepreneur and chief coach for Bizstarters, and now the newest blogger for StartupNation. I'm very pleased to be joining the network of experts who provide advice and thoughtful perspective through the various blogs presented on the StartupNation website. You may be wondering why we've added a blog specifically aimed to...
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It’s Generation Boomers

From Joan Isabella, StartupNation Radio consultant I’m sitting here thinking of funny slang words and sayings baby boomers will remember. Boss really made me laugh. But if you remember dingbat, bad trip, radical, 4-F, and flower child, I’ll bet you are a baby boomer. Peace, Man! Today, boomers rule the roost and now that the...