Career change

“Success is not owned, it is rented.  And the rent is due every day'

“Success is not owned, it is rented. And the rent is due every day’

Monique Rodriquez holds many titles: mother, wife, friend, sister and self-made millionaire. The 39-year-old founded Mielle Organics, a natural haircare brand, in 2014 after a devastating loss that reshaped life as she knew it. “It took something quite traumatic to happen for me to realize what my true purpose and ultimate calling was,” Rodriquez told …

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The founder of the Hidden Genius project on helping young black men and entrepreneurship

The founder of the Hidden Genius project on helping young black men and entrepreneurship

Brandon Nicholson has always stood up for others. As a child, the 39-year-old recognized that career and educational opportunities for young black boys were not very accessible unless they were well-connected. “My parents were trained as lawyers and have been very involved in school politics, taking me to school board meetings and parent association meetings …

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Want to be your own boss?  Three business owners share their lessons learned

Want to be your own boss? Three business owners share their lessons learned

As the new year approaches, it can be a good time to assess past professional accomplishments and make plans for the future. For many women, the idea of ​​becoming an entrepreneur is at the top of their ambitious wish list. According to a 2021 study by ISU Corp, there are 3.5 million entrepreneurs in Canada …

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Can you afford a “second act” after retirement?  What to ask

Can you afford a “second act” after retirement? What to ask

Fg Commerce | E+ | Getty Images Are you ready for a “second act” in retirement? Unfortunately, a large number of Americans entering their 60s are not, at least from a financial standpoint. While the average amount of retirement savings for Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 was $408,000 in 2019, according to …

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