Are You an Entrepreneur? Answer These 5 Qs Before Taking the Plunge

[Editor's note: Are you contemplating starting a business as a re-careering strategy? If so, stay right here. This week, the Reinvent Yourself series shares start-up advice from experts and women who've figured out what it takes. Happy ventures. -- Michelle V. Rafter] ...more
Kathy great points on becoming an entrepreneur. Number 4 is what I see so many people ... more

A Career Change from Expat to B&B Owner

When I graduated from Vassar, no crystal ball could have predicted that my re-careering journey would lead me to become a Cape Cod innkeeper....more
Great post Alexandra. It shows that sometimes our next career opportunity is right under our ... more

To Give Your New Business a Leg Up, Think Like a Customer

This Week in Kaplan University's Visionary Voices video series: If you're starting a business as part of your career reinvention, the best thing you can do is think like a customer. "You have to live their life. You have to get as close to that customer as you can," says Deborah Hopkins, chief innovation officer at Citi and once hailed by Fortune as the country's second most powerful woman in business. Watch the video now!...more
Great tips from Deborah Hopkins. The more you can live in the shoes of your clients/customers ... more

How to Put Your Career Transition into Flight

[Editor's Note: Each Thursday in the Reinvent Yourself series, we'll hear from someone who's changed careers. This week, meet Jen Vondenbrink, a one-time Starbucks manager who turned 43, realized she wanted a new challenge, and traded in corporate life for entrepreneurship. Vondenbrink's experience and her current work as a business life coach make her a perfect pick to kick off the series. -- Michelle V. Rafter]...more
@SusanFinn4 Sue I know you love the work you do and it totally shows. You'll find the financial ... more

How to Put Your Career Transition into Flight

[Editor's Note: Each Thursday in the Reinvent Yourself series, we'll hear from someone who's changed careers. This week, meet Jen Vondenbrink, a one-time Starbucks manager who turned 43, realized she wanted a new challenge, and traded in corporate life for entrepreneurship. Vondenbrink's experience and her current work as a business life coach make her a perfect pick to kick off the series. -- Michelle V. Rafter]...more
I'm glad you found the article helpful. Keeping your day job while you nurture your ... more

How to Put Your Career Transition into Flight

[Editor's Note: Each Thursday in the Reinvent Yourself series, we'll hear from someone who's changed careers. This week, meet Jen Vondenbrink, a one-time Starbucks manager who turned 43, realized she wanted a new challenge, and traded in corporate life for entrepreneurship. Vondenbrink's experience and her current work as a business life coach make her a perfect pick to kick off the series. -- Michelle V. Rafter]...more
Thanks for the comment. It's a great strategy to keep your current job while you re-discover ... more