Episode 36: Rick Terrien – Entrepreneurship in the Second-Half of Life

When’s the best time to plant a tree?  Twenty years ago.  The second best time is right now.

We’ve heard this advice for ages, but this same advice applies to starting a new business.

My guest today is Rick Terrien.  Rick is a lifelong entrepreneur and co-founder of the nonprofit Center For Ageless Entrepreneurs.  He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs worldwide in the second half of life who want to use their knowledge, know-how, and networks to make the world a better place through entrepreneurship.

In this episode, we’ll learn about:

  • Opportunities older entrepreneurs have
  • The biggest myths that older entrepreneurs face
  • When to start the entrepreneurial journey
  • What it means to “start small, start smart, and start right now”
  • And much more! 

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In This Episode:

[1:15] – We’re introduced to our guest, Rick Terrien, and learn about his entrepreneurial journey. 

[3:27] – Rick reveals the opportunities for older entrepreneurs. 

[5:04] – What are the biggest myths that entrepreneurs face in the second half of their lives? 

[7:15] – Rick’s foundation story. 

[9:19] – Older generations have so much knowledge, but they often have trouble finding employment in the second half of their careers.

[11:47] – This is the best time to start our entrepreneurial journeys, according to Rick.

[12:18] – Rick discusses the Center For Ageless Entrepreneurs and the importance of teams.

[15:04] – The definition of “entrepreneur” is changing.  Here’s how.

[17:51] – How can we get connected to the work Rick is doing? 

[19:12] – Ricks shares his advice for those looking to start their own business in the second half of their life.

[22:30] – Combating the mental barrier of “feeling too tired.”  Is it true? 

[24:10] – Tiffany and Rick conclude the conversation. 


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