Photo from Tax Credits on Flickr

Photo from Tax Credits on Flickr

LET’S FACE IT: You spend most of your career doing what others want.

You’ve probably felt hemmed in by obligations, the need to support your family’s lifestyle, and a desire to amass retirement savings.

But now what?

I’ve been working with people who now want to take their considerable expertise and build a new consulting business, mentor in the community, or be on a non-profit board.

The challenge, as many of you know, is that experience in a particular field does not mean that you know how to start a successful business.  You can spend an entire career as an engineer or accountant or HR specialist working for larger companies without ever having to learn this.  Certainly your skills can be the core of your future contributions, but it doesn’t mean you’ll know how to sustain it and make a decent income.

Fortunately, there are many tools and resources out there to help you.  I’ve been through this path myself, and coached others who are making this transition.

I’m working on some specific programs in this area right now, and will be announcing them soon.  So I’d love to hear from you if you’re trying to leverage your experience into launching a small new business.

How great it is that we have avenues like this so that we can each contribute our own passion well into our 70s and even 80s!  Not that you want to be working as hard as you did when you were a youngster, but it’s wonderful to be making a decent income (six figures is quite achievable) while continuing to deliver great value to the world.

Give me a call if you’d like to hear more!  I’d love to support you in your efforts.

+1 (970) 225-6889, US Mountain time zone (GMT-7) or carl.dierschow@smallfish.us

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