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Encore Entrepreneurship: The Gray Edge of the Wedge

August 27, 2018
While younger people may be more inclined to take risks, older, more established and better-connected individuals are more likely to start their own business than younger ones. This is why...

Self-Employment: A Reality Check

July 28, 2018
Self-employment is becoming more and more common, as shifts in the economy make some jobs obsolete, and new technology makes self-employment easier than ever before. Everything isn't for everybody ......

The fine line between being fired and being retired … before you’re ready

March 10, 2018
Figuring what do with yourself after being downsized or fired is often the million-dollar-question. Many people can implement their own strategy to find a job once they've figured out their...

What’s Riskier for your Career? Getting Hired for a Job or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part Two)

July 8, 2017
In this article, Dr. Helen Ofosu discusses the hidden risks associated with accepting a job late in one's career versus considering self-employment.

What’s Riskier for Your Career? Getting Hired for a Job … or Becoming Self-Employed? (Part One)

July 1, 2017
Over the past five years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients in their 40s and 50s while they were at a high-stakes crossroads in their career. In this...

The Franchise Option Part 2: What to Expect from Franchising in Mid-Life

April 7, 2017
Last time I wrote about what to expect from franchising after graduation. If you are mid-career and think that perhaps now is the time to quit your job and get...

The Franchise Option: Part 1

March 31, 2017
A guest post from Rebecca Page, CEO, Concierge Home Services. Each Friday, social media is cluttered with TGIF posts from people watching the clock count down to the start of the...

Don’t Sell to Every Franchisee Who Can Pay – Consider a Franchisee Assessment

August 17, 2016
I have worked with franchise owners who were planning to sell franchises. In all cases, these franchisors had sold franchises in the past and had seen mixed results. Sometimes it...

Career Options for Professionals and Aspiring Professionals

July 3, 2016
Recently, I’ve discussed some of the career-related challenges facing professionals and aspiring professionals. I’ve shared blog posts on career coaching for professionals and the pros and cons of buying a...

Pros and Cons: Buy a Franchise or Build a Business From Scratch?

May 10, 2016
Whenever I am working with clients who are not sure about their next career move, I start with an assessment to objectively take stock of their interests, preferences, skills, experience,...

Career Coaching for Professionals

April 30, 2016
In the past, having a professional degree in engineering, law, or teaching, etc. or a graduate degree practically guaranteed stable and lucrative employment. There was no question that the investment...

Encore Entrepreneurship – It’s More Common Than You Think

February 29, 2016
As some research points out, older, more established and better-connected individuals are more likely to start their own business than younger ones, with self-employment rates peaking at age 53. This...