Is Retirement Your Chance to Make Money for Good?

Thriftstore_2_2 Act Three is a feature from the WSJ's Startup Journal which speaks to people near retirement  who are exploring self-employment. A recent installment focuses on "Is Entrepreneurship For a Cause for You?"

It tells the story of Barbara Hensley, 57, who "...operates the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, an upscale thrift store in Wayzata, Minn., that contributed more than $55,000 last year to the Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Foundation she also runs. The nonprofit funds breast-cancer research, programs and services. She expects to open a second store this year in the Minneapolis area and plans to franchise 50 Hope Chests that can contribute millions more."  The article also cites resources for those interested in exploring similar options. 

Recyce, reduce, renew your life by joining the growing world of social entreprenuers who are adapting their business skills to making money "for good." 

Susan Herr

Posted at 6:44 AM, Oct 18, 2006 in Social Entreprenuers | Permalink | Comment