Original Post: 7 Second-Act Entrepreneurs
By Michelle V. Rafter | August 14, 2012
There’s nothing like adversity to awaken the entrepreneur within. These individuals were well into midlife when life dealt them an unexpected blow and they recovered by channeling their needs and resourcefulness into a business venture. Over time, hard work helped them or the enterprises they created become household names.
It’s very inspiring to see this list, and I’m sure there are many, many more second-act entrepreneurs out there (many of them small business owners and unknown by the general population). There are a plethora of lessons to take to heart here, but I think the one that sticks with me the most is that it’s never too late to make your business dreams a reality. It doesn’t matter if you’re 23 or 63 – if you have a vision, a proactive nature, and a love for what you do, you can make it happen.