The Mid-Life Entrepreneur: This Guy Knows His Cheese!

August 18, 2014 6:43 PM

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The Mid-Life Entrepreneur: This Guy Knows His Cheese!

The past few years have been challenging at best, especially for those in mid-life. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, today's boomers account for 54 percent of self-employed workers, up almost 50 percent since 2000. So, why the uptick? Boomers are retiring in droves and looking for ways to remain engaged and supplement their retirement. Others are becoming mid-life entrepreneurs out of necessity: they've been laid-off, but are still responsible for mortgages and college tuitions.

Tom Flournoy is a shining example of how one person made lemonade out of lemons, or rather, cheese out of whey. As division president of a major international company, Tom knows what it's like to be the big cheese...until, shortly before Christmas of 2008, the pink slip arrived. He was laid off and ...

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