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Public Speaking

Public speaking is scary.  It isn't the toughest fear or even the most common, but it can stop you from sharing your views and achieving goals. These tips will help you manage the challenge of public speaking.

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The Truth About An Ageing Workforce

Today’s 60+ aged adults are more active, tech-savvy and better educated than the same age group of any previous generation. Learn the truth about an ageing workforce. Free for download.

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Effective Listening Skills

Tips and best practices for effectively hearing what's being said. Effective listening enhances communication and can help resolve conflicts.

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Students in Milan are moving in with the elderly

This article from the World Economic Forum explores the living solution older adults and students found in Italy's most expensive city.

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Working is the New Retirement

Retirement is becoming more elusive for many Canadians, some continue their jobs with adjustments to their hours while others tackle new careers and creative pursuits.

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Tough Talks

Nine tips that provide helpful hints for handling challenging conversations.


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Managing Stress

With all of the challenges, obstacles and even the opportunities that come with running a business, stress can grow until it becomes one more hurdle to overcome. Don’t ignore it. By managing stress, you keep yourself thoughtful and healthy and that’s good for business.

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Insurance

A quick review of insurance options small business owners should consider because life is not perfect. 

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Companion animals: can they alleviate loneliness among older adults?

Interesting research from McMaster University explores the effectiveness of companion animals in reducing loneliness.

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Buy or Create ( a quick guide to help you decide)

The Top Sixty Over Sixty's Buy or Create guide provides quick notes on the challenges and advantages of buying versus creating a business from scratch.  The guide also gives readers tips to follow if they decide to purchase.

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Entrepreneur Interviews

Although your job search may be at an end, the interview process is far from over. Whether you are applying for financing from a bank, venture capitalist or asking family for a loan it’s important to understand how interviews work and what best practices to adopt for success. These tips take you from what to wear to which documents to bring help you prepare for the best interviews of your life.

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From Financial Statements To Financing

Whether starting off flush or with next to nothing, close attention to finances will provide your business with more stability and longevity. This guide provides an overview of the challenges  and some tips to overcome them.

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Do You Have The Right Mindset?

Self-awareness is critical to entrepreneurial success. Understanding your strengths, weaknesses and capacity to improve can often make the difference between getting past difficult times and feeling overwhelmed by the pressure. More importantly, skills and attributes can be learned. 

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Licensing and other Regulatory Requirements

The Top Sixty Over Sixty Licensing and other Regulatory Requirements guide helps you to focus on those things you have to do as a business and directs you to resources to help you get them done.

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When No One Retires

Part one of a 7-part-series from HBR explores the ageing workforce. 

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The Business Plan Kit

The Top Sixty Over Sixty Business Plan Kit Helps you to develop your plan in a step by step process with space for notes and the ability to respond to critical questions.  The kit takes you from your purpose to your exit strategy.

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Over 60? The Direction is "Forward"!

At 61 years of age, Charles (Chuck) Letourneau doesn’t anticipate his life will differ much when he reaches the “normal” retirement age of 65.

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Business Structure (Choosing the Right Business Structure)

The Top Sixty Over Sixty's Business Structure guide reviews the various business structure options available to entrepreneurs.  The guide looks at advantages and disadvatages of different structures and provides links to useful and free resources.

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Retirement? You’ve Got to be Kidding!

Ginny Merritt never expected to retire. At 75, with her job about to disappear due to a takeover, she is already contemplating new challenges.

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Federal Seniors Department – Its Mission and Mandate are Clear and Broad

This past July saw the creation of the federal Seniors Department, which was formalized by a much-anticipated cabinet shuffle by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. 

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Silicon Valley's ideal entrepreneur is about 20 years too young, research shows 

Silicon Valley may favor the young, but technology's romantic idea of the youthful, enterprising entrepreneur may be off by about 20 years, according to a new study.

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Focus on Opportunity

In this article the Top Sixty Over Sixty explores tips, best practices and useful insights into how to spot opportunity and build it into your everyday life.

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How Old Are Successful Tech Entrepreneurs?

Kellogg Insights showcases research that definitively dismisses the mythology of the tech "wunderkind" in this interesting article. Try their success calculator, you may be surprised at what you find!

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7 Ways to be Philanthropic During Retirement

Andrea Pactor explores how to keep giving during retirement in her LinkedIn blog.

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Looking at the Aging Workforce Through a New Lens

Longitudes look at how older workers are a largely an untapped opportunity.

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How Entrepreneurs Find Opportunity 

Harvard Business Review article explores how opportunity can be found every and anywhere.

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