Lillian Vernon built a hugely successful direct mail catalog business from her kitchen table in the 1950s. More than fifty years later, let us learn how Lillian and her company cope with the vastly different business environment of the 21st century.
Archives for June 2005
Instead of slowing down, a growing number of retirees are opting to start new careers – as entrepreneurs. Richard Busch, 63, owner of Glenfiddich Farm Pottery, is part of the growing number of lifestyle entrepreneurs who started businesses to support the lifestyle that they love. After a 30-year career as a highly successful magazine editor, Richard made a 180-degrees turn and quit the job in 1997 at the age of 56 to pursue his passion for pottery.