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Encore entrepreneurships make big business impact

The youngest of the Baby Boomers have turned or will be turning 50 this year. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 80 million American citizens who were born between 1946 and 1964. One of the largest, most influential generations is reaching retirement age and, according to Elizabeth Isele, it’s creating the perfect… Continue Reading Encore entrepreneurships make big business impact

Diversity issues in the workplace have existed for decades. It isn’t uncommon to associate diversity with ethnicity, religion or gender. Workplace diversity, however, encompasses additional characteristics, such as age, tenure, experience, education and work styles. Corporate America is faced with balancing all types of diversity, but it has reached historic precedence when it comes to… Continue Reading Mind the gap: managing multiple generations

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Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Business analysts believe the retirement rate of Baby Boomers will leave a glut in the businesses-for-sale market. The fourth-quarter Market Pulse survey from the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source found that Baby Boomer retirement was the top reason respondents decided to sell. It was the first quarter in history that Boomer retirement topped… Continue Reading Boomers selling businesses — a hot trend

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Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

As aging members of the Silent Generation struggle to pack up their memories and move into smaller houses and assisted-living centers, Baby Boomers are still buying real estate. “There’s no easy way to define what a senior is,” said Adrian Reed, a real estate agent with RE/MAX Properties. “I certainly can’t say. I think AARP… Continue Reading Silent boom: Baby Boomers and Silent Generation selling same types of homes, but for different reasons

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In an uncertain health care environment, industry experts are sure about one forecast: An aging population will impact services, providers and payers like never before. But exactly how much it will stress the industry — and in what ways — is still unknown, those same experts say. Health care groups already are struggling to create… Continue Reading Aging population stresses many health care services

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Baby Boomers have worked for someone else for years. Now, it’s their time, says the co-founder of the Center for Productive Longevity. “They want to be their own boss,” said Bill Zinke, co-founder of Center for Productive Longevity, a Boulder-based nonprofit. His organization is hosting “Spotlight on Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Baby Boomers” Nov. 15 in… Continue Reading Seminar set in Denver for Boomers who want to start a business

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The country is on the verge of a brave new Boomer-consumer world, and economists and marketing experts are working overtime trying to predict the next big buying pattern. Continue Reading Boomers will change consumer patterns — they always have

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Laurel Ledford cares for her 75-year-old father in her home. At times, it has been overwhelming trying to find a doctor and services, she says. A search for information can take hours a day, she adds. This week, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging launched a Network of Care Seniors… Continue Reading One-stop site helps Boomers care for elderly parents

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Innovations in Aging Collaborative, which started as a loosely based grassroots group, is now forming as its own non-profit organization. The collaborative is on the search for an executive director, who will provide leadership and management to successfully guide the Innovations in Aging Collaborative as a start-up nonprofit, said David Lord, who has been acting… Continue Reading Innovations of Aging Collaborative seeks executive director

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Baby boomers are interested in starting their own businesses –  and SBA and AARP want to help. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the American Association of Retired Persons is hosting a joint event to help entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs who are age 50 and older. Gary Rasmussen, a franchisor who turned his life around… Continue Reading SBA and AARP host workshop for entreprenurial boomers

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