Suggests a variety of small business ideas suitable for the retired, and gives advice on making them successful
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Recognizing that people are choosing or being forced to retire at earlier and earlier ages, the authors have looked at 100 different small businesses started by people after they have left their nine-to-five jobs. The businesses range from tiny home-based enterprises started to supplement the retiree's income and fill spare time to larger businesses with numerous employees involving long hours of hard work. Each business profile contains a summary table detailing start-up costs, success potential, time commitment, advantages and disadvantages, and sources for more information. The book's main strength is its provision of testimonials, which offer a good source of ideas for those looking to start a business whether they are retired or not. Also included are sections on business selection, self-assessment, and business plan development. Although there is not a great deal of information on each business, this is a good starting point. Recommended for public libraries.
Joel Jones, Jefferson Cty. P.L., Arvada, Col.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
There are many reasons to choose retirement, but not wanting to work is often not one of them. Many who retire still have half a lifetime ahead of them and look forward to the opportunity finally to follow their dreams. Often these dreams take the shape of running one's own business. Though her use of the term best may be questioned, Rogak profiles 100 different businesses that have been successfully started by retirees. She identifies the ease of start-up, the time and money investment required, and the potential for success; she also describes the nature of the business, including a two- to three-page interview with its owner. She includes a section on plans tailored for retirement businesses, adapted from David Bangs' Business Planning Guide (1992). For small business collections and libraries with older users. David Rouse
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Book Description Kaplan Business, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110936894547
Book Description Kaplan Business. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0936894547 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1467210