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Creating Silver Valley, Retirees Buy Franchises, Lessons From a Failed Startup: Sept. 19


Creating Silver Valley, Retirees Buy Franchises, Lessons From a Failed Startup: Sept. 19

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Sarasota, Fla., seeks to become Silver Valley, the Silicon Valley counterpart for startups that are creating hot products for seniors, Esme E. Deprez and Matthew Boyle report.  [Bloomberg News]

Owning a franchise is becoming an increasingly popular retirement plan, writes Julie Halpert. [CNBC]

Brett Martin writes about why his startup, Sonar Media, failed, and the lessons he learned from the experience. [Medium]

A group of Maryland entrepreneurs took issue with Texas Governor Rick Perry’s pitch to recruit businesses to the Lone Star State, writes Steven Overly. [Washington Post]

North Korea is experimenting with capitalism, and the early results are promising (video). [Bloomberg Television]

Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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