Work for Yourself@50+

Andrew: “I’m determined, and I keep moving on.”

It was Andrew Ziccardi’s last call of the day, and it was hot. This was August 2010, and Andrew had a job selling durable medical equipment, which included delivering the equipment to clients and training them how to use it. But on this Chicago afternoon, the humidity overwhelmed his client Read more

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Rose: From Opera to Entrepreneurship

While at a baby shower in 2006, a friend approached Rose Guccione — an opera singer for 20 years at Lyric Opera Chicago — and asked her if she remembered a voicemail Rose left her four years before. Her friend exclaimed, “Well, I saved it! And I play it every Read more

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Peggy: Bringing Value — And Hope — Through Yoga

Peggy Hill understands workplace stress. The native New Yorker spent decades as a  corporate marketing strategist, working for a range of Fortune 100 companies. Consequently, she says, “I know the stressors within that world. I lived it for my entire career.” As the proprietor of Yoga with Peggy H™, she Read more

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Barbara: An International Perspective on Entrepreneurship

In 6th grade, Barbara Simmons got a Japanese pen pal — and the long-distance friendship sparked an interest in all things international. In law school, Barbara was president of the International Law Society and an intern at the United Nations Development Programme. She has taught at universities, and also served Read more

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