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Old 01-20-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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I thought i'd post this article on Forbes magazine about the Best Businesses for Baby Boomers as it was an interesting read. It not only featured what businesses will cater to Boomers but also how to start one to take advantage of the huge demographic. They list their top seven. Here's the article for those interested.

Businesses For Baby Boomers - Forbes.com
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:55 PM
 
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[quote=6 FOOT 3;2570512]I thought i'd post this article on Forbes magazine about the Best Businesses for Baby Boomers as it was an interesting read. It not only featured what businesses will cater to Boomers but also how to start one to take advantage of the huge demographic. They list their top seven.

Interesting read and I guess it depends on exactly what part of the country that you are located. I recently read an article in the local Michigan paper about a Florida start up company that specializes in moving retirees from their current colder climates to Florida. They handle all the details. Sounds like a neat idea. Most people could do that with a minimum startup cost.

On the other hand, I would sure like to know where I can find people who will pay me up to $200 an hour to organize their closets. Heck, I can't get anywhere near that hourly rate for doing professional stuff.
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Old 01-20-2008, 02:58 PM
 
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There is a lot of made-up stuff about being self employed and starting businesses.
I talked to a few people who really made it in their own businesses. Some are not rich, but they were able to get a business up and running.
They advise working in that field for almost 5 years and learning everything you can about that business. Everything. The product, the market, the business of running it.

You will hear people say "Start a business doing something you love."
That should be "Start a business doing something people love."
If you can get people to pay you for doing something you love, you are lucky.
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Yes, I've heard that too. The statistics on startup businesses are sobering. Most fail and if you bet your nest egg on it, you could be in real trouble. the press loves to tout the ones that succeed, but the actual numbers are not encouraging.
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Old 01-21-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile Best Businesses

Both my husband and I are self employed - he is a CPA - need to know licensing info for NC, SC and GA if anyone reading this knows.
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