Saturday, March 22, 2014

What Can Happen at 50?

You can divorce, marry, have a grandchild, get fired, start a business or all of the above.  In this case, Phyllis Green started a business.  She was laid off from ABC's corporate headquarters in New York in 1985 after Capital Cities bought the television network and began trimming staff to cut costs.  Here's what she did:
Green said she reinvented herself as an entrepreneur using her sales, broadcast production and advertising experience. After her layoff, she came back to South Florida, where she had grown up. Green started her own business — Green Advertising — and later moved it to Boca Raton. In 1999, Green sold the company to WPP Worldwide, a marketing communications conglomerate.
At any age you can start your own business.  It's about doing what you love to ensure you prosper in life.

Read the entire article:  Ad exec starts over at 50

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