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Repurpose Your Career podcast brought to you by Career Pivot is a podcast for those of us in the 2nd half of life to come together to discuss how repurpose our careers for the 21st century.  Come listen to career experts give you proven strategies, listen to people like you tell their stories about how they repurposed their careers and finally get your questions answered.   Your host, Marc Miller, has made six career pivots over the last 30 years. He understands this is not about jumping out of the frying pan into a fire but rather to create a plan where you make clear actionable steps or pivots to a better future career. 
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May 28, 2018

Carol Fishman Cohen presents her view of bringing people (especially women) back into the workplace after a career break and what the importance is of experience in leadership.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:55] Marc welcomes you to Episode 80 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast and invites you to share this podcast with like-minded souls. Please subscribe, share it on social media, write an honest iTunes review, or tell your neighbors and colleagues.

[1:19] Next week’s show is the Q&A episode, with Mark Anthony Dyson of the Voice of Jobseekers podcast. Together, Marc and Mark will answer listener questions.

[1:29] In this week’s episode, Marc interviews Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder of IRelaunch. IRelaunch is the leader in career re-entry programming. IRelaunch works directly with nearly 40 Blue Chip companies to develop, pilot, source for, present in, and publicize re-entry internship programs and hiring.

[2:14] Marc welcomes Carol. Carol is the host of 3, 2, 1, Relaunch podcast. Marc feels their audiences intersect, so he invited Carol on the show. Carol reviews how she started iReLaunch, after a career break of 11 years while she raised her family.

[4:08] iReLaunch is the pioneering company ‘in this space’ and Carol feels like the grandmother.

[4:46] iReLaunch provides tools and resources for individuals in all stages of relaunching their career, at companies from over 50 people to over 1,000 people. Companies engage with this pool through mid-career paid internships and direct open hiring, even without a career re-entry program.

[5:33] iReLaunch does this with return-to-work programs, internships, workshopped based or companies that want to hire people who are returning after a career break. They do conferences and events, working with companies individually or in groups, and products like the iReLaunch Road Map, an online product.

[6:08] iReLaunch engages with ReLaunchers directly through iReLaunch Return to Work Conferences, held 22 times at Stanford and Columbia since 2008 with over 6,400 people attending so far. The conferences are promoted through alumni associations. 70% of attendees have graduate degrees. 100% of attendees have bachelor’s degrees.

[7:37] 93% of attendees at these conferences historically have been female, but the most recent conference may have had up to 12% male. As more men take career breaks for family leave, Carol expects to see more men attend.

[8:37] 70% of the people who attend these conferences have had 10 years of work experience before their career breaks. 70% of attendees are interested in returning to full-time jobs. 30% are looking for either an entrepreneurial venture or a reduced hours arrangement.

[9:04] 84% of Millennials are expecting a career break of four weeks or longer at some point, according to Manpower research. Carol gives some detail.

[11:10] People are retiring later, and those in retirement are interested in unretiring.

[11:43] Originally iReLaunch was focusing solely on women. Now they are focusing on all ReLaunchers. Paid internships are a good way to try out a worker.

[13:15] Carol takes a look at the history of the Relaunch movement and paid internships. Once the program was up and running, companies could see how beneficial it was and how experienced and engaged the new interns are.

[14:50] There has to be a sense of urgency about women in mid-to-senior leadership positions.

[15:37] With the success of company internships for ReLaunchers, Carol looked toward the Technical field for growth. Carol had a STEM Reentry Task Force in mind. The Society of Women Engineers partnered with iReLaunch to support it. The initiative now includes 20 global companies piloting a formal return to work for technical people.

[17:27] One of the missions of iReLaunch is to spotlight success stories, so companies can shape their expectations based on good experiences.

[18:01] People returning to technology after a break of some years have to be willing to throw themselves into continuing education to keep up. This pathway back with some formal updating is a total, viable pathway with as lot of success.

[19:33] The typical age range of people who are reentering with iReLaunch is between 50 and 60. They need to become subject matter experts all over again, reading all the latest thinking in the field and following the top experts. See Episode 72 with Alexander Buschek. Write a whitepaper! Be bold!

[24:45] The vision for iReLaunch: At a future point in time recruiters and employers don’t attach risk to hiring people who are returning from a career break.

[28:01] Wall Street is now seeking programs to get STEM workers back.

[29:35] The caliber of the people who are in these programs is high. Between 50-100% of them are being hired when the program is complete.

[32:23] Check back next week, when Marc and Mark Anthony Dyson will answer your questions.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Careerpivot.com

IRelaunch

3, 2, 1, iReLaunch podcast

Drexel Burnham Lambert

Bain Capital

Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work, by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin

iReLaunch Road Map

iReLaunch Return to Work Conference

Stanford

Columbia

Manpower Group

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, by Lynda Gratton & Andrew Scott

How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break. TED talk

DeMystify Podcast

The Gates Foundation

Goldman Sachs

Sara Lee

JP Morgan

Met Life

Morgan-Stanley

Credit Suisse

Society of Women Engineers

Oracle

NBC Universal

IBM

CareerPivot.com/Episode-72 with Alexander Buschek

The Unretirement Book: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life, by Chris Farrell

Info@iRelaunch.com

IRelaunch

iPhone

Amazon

Please pick up a copy of Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, by Marc Miller and Susan Lahey. The paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats are available now. When you have completed reading the book, Marc would very much appreciate your leaving an honest review on Amazon.com. The audio version of the book is available on iTunes app, Audible, and Amazon.

Marc has the paid membership community running on the CareerPivot.com website. The website is alive and in production. Marc is contacting people on the waitlist. Sign up for the waitlist at CareerPivot.com/Community. Marc has three initial cohorts of 10 members in the second half of life and they are guiding him on what to build. He is looking for individuals for the fourth cohort who are motivated to take action and give Marc input on what he should produce next. He’s currently working on LinkedIn, blogging, and book publishing training. Marc is bringing someone in to guide members on how to write a book. The next topic will be business formation and there will be lots of other things. Ask to be put on the waiting list to join a cohort. This is a unique paid membership community where Marc will offer group coaching, special content, mastermind groups, and a community where you can seek help.

CareerPivot.com/Episode-80 Show Notes for this episode.

Please subscribe at CareerPivot.com to get updates on all the other happenings at Career Pivot. Marc publishes a blog with Show Notes every Tuesday morning. If you subscribe to the Career Pivots blog, every Sunday you will receive the Career Pivot Insights email, which includes a link to this podcast.

Please take a moment — go to iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or Spotify through the Spotify app. Give this podcast an honest review and subscribe! If you’re not sure how to leave a review, please go to

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May 21, 2018

In this episode, Marc covers the steps of relocating abroad and securing the resources for safe and healthy living for his family while running his business full-time.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:14] Marc welcomes you to Episode 79 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast and invites you to share this podcast with like-minded souls. Please subscribe, share it on social media, write an honest iTunes review, or tell your neighbors and colleagues.

[1:46] Next week, Marc will interview Carol Fishman Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder of IRelaunch. IRelaunch is the leader in career re-entry programming. IRelaunch works directly with 40 Blue Chip companies to develop, pilot, source for, present in, and publicize re-entry internship programs and hiring, focusing on those with career breaks.

[2:28] In this episode, Marc will talk about the next steps the Millers will be taking in becoming expats in Mexico. But first, Marc announces plans for another “Can You Repurpose Your Career?” series, similar to Episodes 48-51 from October 2017.

[2:57] If you would like to go through this process anonymously with Marc on the podcast, please email Marc at Podcast@CareerPivot.com.

[3:12] For his new listeners, Marc reviews the purpose for his family’s planned move to Mexico. For the last year, Marc has been chronicling his experiences relating to the move. Marc blogs about it on his website and covers it in his podcast. Listen to episodes 55, 66, and 74 for background.

[4:19] Marc’s expat journey began back in October 2016 when he received the 50% rate increase for his Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance. Marc and his wife are both in their 60s and self-employed. The Affordable Care Act was not affordable for them, but it did allow them to get insurance. Then came the election and uncertainty about the ACA.

[5:16] At the same time, Marc’s sales pipeline completely dried up. By the first half of 2017, Marc’s business was off 60%. Marc and his wife focused on what they could control. Over the years, they had talked about becoming expats, so they decided to do that.
[5:57] In the Spring of 2017, they visited San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico. On a trip to Cuenca, Ecuador, Marc’s wife collapsed. Back in the U.S., she went into the hospital. The bills were expensive. Marc started his community membership website then.

[6:30] They made their first trip to Ajijic, Mexico on Lake Chapala, the largest lake in Mexico, close to the Guadalajara airport. Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. There are many convenient flights there. You can do just fine in Ajijic without learning Spanish.

[7:50] Marc posted a question on the Chapala.com web board looking for an endocrinologist. Within 48 hours he had 28 responses.

[8:08] In March, Marc and his wife rented a garage apartment in Ajijic for four weeks. This was $825 for the four weeks. It was close to the main square and the farmers’ market. Their goal was to travel there and behave like they were living there. In four weeks, Marc had lost three pounds with no formal exercising. The food was healthy.

[10:06] Marc talks about the next steps. Marc’s wife leaves her job at the end of May, after 15 years. She’s been making $25K working two days a week.

[11:11] Marc and his wife want to keep their taxable income this year under $61K. One dollar over that means they would not get ACA tax credits. Your healthcare options for retiring pre-Medicare are getting pretty ugly.

[12:15] Marc’s next step is to meet with a Medicare consultant. Medicare does you no good outside the states, but you get a big penalty if you don’t apply at age 65.

[12:37] Marc is canceling all their mail catalog subscriptions and magazines. They will rent a house from the end of June through the end of September, halfway between Ajijic and Chapala.You can’t just drive across the border. You need a TIP, or temporary import permit, and your title. You also need Mexican car liability insurance.

[14:38] This time they will drive down with a hired driver.

[15:32] Marc will probably sell their second car. They are making Mexican doctors appointments before they leave. They are getting some documents certified, like their marriage certificate.

[16:29] They will bring their cats with them. Pets need an international form signed by the vet within 10 days before you hit the border. They have Marc’s mother’s ashes in an urn and they’re not sure what to do with them.

[19:14] Don’t drive at night in Mexico.

[19:48] Marc talks about the doctor’s appointments they will have. He also talks about  setting up a long-term apartment rental for the next trip in January.

[20:39] Marc will dispose of just about everything when they get back to the States, and put a few things in storage. They will meet again with their Medicare consultant. They will meet with tax lawyers and CPAs to make sure everything is in order. They need to learn what kind of Visa they will need.

[21:49] Schwab has a really good money market fund where they refund all out-of-country ATM fees. They also need to establish an Austin-based mailing address. This allows Marc to maintain his Austin-based business. Marc describes the services of a mailbox company.

[22:50] Marc’s plans are to be in Ajijic on January 2019.

[22:58] Marc notes the tax implications of being out of the country most of the year and how much money you can earn abroad before it is taxed.

[23:45] Go to the show notes and leave Marc a comment or question and he will get back to you.

[24:02] Marc’s goal is to be out of the country for 12 months next year, except for return visits. They will continue to explore various cities and areas of Mexico, Panama, Belize and Costa Rica.

[26:23] Check back next week, when Marc will interview Carol Fishman Cohen CEO and Co-Founder of IRelaunch.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Careerpivot.com

IRelaunch

AARP Podcast Recommendations

“How to Move Abroad and Take Your Job with You”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-48 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 1”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-49 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 2”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-50 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 3”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-51 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 4”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-55 “Why The Millers are Moving to Mexico and How They Will Do It!”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-66 “Marc Miller Examines His Uncertainty About Moving to Mexico”
CareerPivot.com/Episode-74 “Marc Miller’s Journey from Procrastinating Introvert to Enthusiastic Expat”
Blue Cross Blue Shield

“When Uncertainty Strikes, Focus on What You Can Control.”

FlexJobs.com

Roger Whitney: Retirement Answer Man Podcast Episodes 212, 213, 214

Yellow Bike Project

Del Webb

IRelaunch

iPhone

Amazon

Please pick up a copy of Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, by Marc Miller and Susan Lahey. The paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats are available now. When you have completed reading the book, Marc would very much appreciate your leaving an honest review on Amazon.com. The audio version of the book is available on iTunes app, Audible, and Amazon.

Marc has the paid membership community running on the CareerPivot.com website. The website is alive and in production. Marc is contacting people on the waitlist. Sign up for the waitlist at CareerPivot.com/Community. Marc has three initial cohorts of 10 members in the second half of life and they are guiding him on what to build. He is looking for individuals for the fourth cohort who are motivated to take action and give Marc input on what he should produce next. He’s currently working on LinkedIn, blogging, and book publishing training. Marc is bringing someone in to guide members on how to write a book. The next topic will be business formation and there will be lots of other things. Ask to be put on the waiting list to join a cohort. This is a unique paid membership community where Marc will offer group coaching, special content, mastermind groups, and a community where you can seek help.

CareerPivot.com/Episode-79 Show Notes for this episode.

Please subscribe at CareerPivot.com to get updates on all the other happenings at Career Pivot. Marc publishes a blog with Show Notes every Tuesday morning. If you subscribe to the Career Pivots blog, every Sunday you will receive the Career Pivot Insights email, which includes a link to this podcast.

Please take a moment — go to iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or Spotify through the Spotify app. Give this podcast an honest review and subscribe! If you’re not sure how to leave a review, please go to

CareerPivot.com/review, and read the detailed instructions there.

Email Marc at Podcast@CareerPivot.com.

Contact Marc, and ask questions at Careerpivot.com/contact-me

You can find Show Notes at Careerpivot.com/repurpose-career-podcast.

To subscribe from an iPhone: CareerPivot.com/iTunes

To subscribe from an Android: CareerPivot.com/Android

Careerpivot.com

May 14, 2018

Jonathan Rauch, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, is the author of six books and many articles on public policy, culture, and government. He is the contributing editor of The Atlantic, and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:08] Marc welcomes you to episode 78 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Marc invites you to share this podcast with like-minded souls. Please subscribe, share it on social media, write an honest iTunes review, or tell your neighbors and colleagues.

[1:39] Next week, Marc will discuss the next steps the Millers will be taking in their move to Mexico planned for early 2019.

[1:48] In this episode, Marc interviews Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50. Before the interview, Marc announces plans for another “Can You Repurpose Your Career?” series, similar to Episodes 48-51 from October 2017.

[2:20] If you would like to go through this process anonymously with Marc on the podcast, please email Marc at Podcast@CareerPivot.com.

[2:49] Marc gives an introduction for Jonathan Rauch and welcomes him to the podcast.

[3:39] How do you measure happiness? How satisfied are you with your life?

[4:22] Since the 1950s, millions of people in virtually every country have been surveyed about how contented they are with what’s going on in their lives. People are reliable in gauging their happiness. There is amazingly good data on life satisfaction.

[4:43] What is the U-shaped happiness curve? Jonathan explains what the data means. As we age, our outlook changes. We cope with stress better. We focus more on family relationships. We feel more contented.

[8:37] What is the difference between a mid-life reboot and a mid-life crisis? Jonathan tells a personal story about his own dissatisfaction in his mid-forties. In his book, Jonathan shares stories from many people he interviewed. The experience is normal but it is not something to confront alone.

[11:05] Marc refers to Episode #075, with Dr. Joel Dobbs, who climbed the ladder of success, to find it was against the wrong building. Jonathan talks about the mid-life feedback trap. Find out where your unhappiness originates before making a change you won’t like. (It might not be the building that makes you unhappy.)

[12:54] Jonathan endorses the idea of a career pivot for the second half of life. We should expect to want change. As we get older, we age out of the standard ambition and we age into mentorship and giving back.

[13:30] Jonathan likes the CareerPivot concept. You keep one foot on the ground. Marc looks back at his seven career changes by half-steps.

[15:55] Society is not prepared to adapt to our 20 additional years of active life on the upswing of the U-Curve. There needs to be social and institutional change.

[17:42] Marc has no intention of retiring.

[18:03] What everybody wants is freedom. They all know they need to keep working, but it’s probably not punching in and out for a paycheck.

[18:32] Jonathan suggests institutional and intellectual changes that would help, such as different workplace roles not working toward advancement. People don’t want to retire, become pathetic, and then die. Change the way we think of elders.

[22:04] Marc talks about an interview he had last year where the discussion turned to the kinds of work we will do in our 70s, and how we need to start preparing for those roles in our 50s.

[23:24] Jonathan’s book looks at the Transition Network of professional women age 50 and up who help women coming along behind them to prepare for repurposing their lives. It’s so much easier to transition with a support network.

[23:54] Marc has an interview coming up with Carol Fishman Cohen, the CEO of IRelaunch. They help people who have big career gaps.

[24:34] What about people who want to have everything continue as is? Portfolio careers are becoming normal. Many jobs are going away. There is not a job that is not affected by technological changes of the present and future.

[26:32] If you’re a highly-successful, achievement-oriented person; life has been good to you, you’ve hit mid-life and you can’t figure out why you’re dissatisfied, don’t be alarmed or ashamed. There is nothing wrong with you. You are preparing for more satisfaction than you have known before. The best thing to do is wait it out.

[27:28] This is a ‘we’ issue, not just a ‘me’ issue. There is likely somebody in your life right now who is going through the trough of the U-Curve. Be the support for someone going through it.

[28:54] Marc really enjoyed this book and learned a lot about his own life. Marc highly recommends this book to you.

[30:51] Check back next week, when Marc will be talking about next steps in their move to Mexico.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Careerpivot.com

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50, by Jonathan Rauch

CareerPivot.com/Episode-48 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 1”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-49 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 2”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-50 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 3”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-51 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 4”

Del Webb

IRelaunch

iPhone

Amazon

HappinessCurveBook.com

Please pick up a copy of Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, by Marc Miller and Susan Lahey. The paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats are available now. When you have completed reading the book, Marc would very much appreciate your leaving an honest review on Amazon.com. The audio version of the book is available on iTunes app, Audible, and Amazon.

Marc has the paid membership community running on the CareerPivot.com website. The website is alive and in production. Marc is contacting people on the waitlist. Sign up for the waitlist at CareerPivot.com/Community. Marc has three initial cohorts of 10 members in the second half of life and they are guiding him on what to build. He is looking for individuals for the fourth cohort who are motivated to take action and give Marc input on what he should produce next. He’s currently working on LinkedIn, blogging, and book publishing training. Marc is bringing someone in to guide members on how to write a book. The next topic will be business formation and there will be lots of other things. Ask to be put on the waiting list to join a cohort. This is a unique paid membership community where Marc will offer group coaching, special content, mastermind groups, and a community where you can seek help.

CareerPivot.com/Episode-78 Show Notes for this episode.

Please subscribe at CareerPivot.com to get updates on all the other happenings at Career Pivot. Marc publishes a blog with Show Notes every Tuesday morning. If you subscribe to the Career Pivots blog, every Sunday you will receive the Career Pivot Insights email, which includes a link to this podcast.

Please take a moment — go to iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or Spotify through the Spotify app. Give this podcast an honest review and subscribe! If you’re not sure how to leave a review, please go to

CareerPivot.com/review, and read the detailed instructions there.

Email Marc at Podcast@CareerPivot.com.

Contact Marc, and ask questions at Careerpivot.com/contact-me

You can find Show Notes at Careerpivot.com/repurpose-career-podcast.

To subscribe from an iPhone: CareerPivot.com/iTunes

To subscribe from an Android: CareerPivot.com/Android

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May 7, 2018

In this episode, Marc interviews Joe Harper during a webinar originally held for the CareerPivot community membership site. Listen in to learn how you can apply the resources of your field SBD Center in all stages of your business, but especially as you prepare to start and grow it.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:00] Marc welcomes you to episode 77 of the Repurpose Your Career podcast. Marc invites you to share this podcast with like-minded souls. Please subscribe, share it on social media, write an honest iTunes review, or tell your neighbors and colleagues.

[1:18] Next week, Marc interviews Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50, the Executive Director of The Texas State Small Business Development Center. The episode will address how people grow happier in the second half of life.

[1:51] Marc announces plans for another “Can You Repurpose Your Career?” series, similar to Episodes 48-51 from October 2017. If you would like to go through this process anonymously, with Marc on the podcast, please email Marc at Podcast@CareerPivot.com.

[2:02] This week’s episode is the audio portion of a webinar Marc did with Joe Harper, the Executive Director of the Texas State Small Business Development Center. This webinar was given for the CareerPivot community membership site on how to utilize your Small Business Development Center, the hidden gem in almost every community.

[3:16] Marc introduces Joe Harper who directs the webinar.

[3:45] Joe gives the background of the Small Business Development Centers. There are over 1,100 centers in 64 states and U.S. territories starting in the early 1980s. There are 4,000 advisers in their team, nationwide.

[4:45] The SBD program provides technical assistance in the form of mentorship and training to businesses from the idea stage to the high-growth stage. Most of the focus is on businesses in the idea stage, from concept to credit.

[6:48] An adviser helps you design a strategy for executing the launch of your business, and the expansion and long-term growth of your business, up to a plan for exiting the business at the right time. Joe once tried to give his business to his son. His son declined the opportunity.

[8:03] Joe explains the mission and goals of the SBDCs. They track numbers of jobs they help create, help save and expand, the number of business they help create, and capital infusion. In the Austin area, their capital impact is about $75 million, annually.

[9:15] Joe talks about the SBDC’s role in matching a business’s financial projections and their business plan. There is planning where the money will come from, how you will use it, and how you will repay it. Sources for capital are discussed. Different programs exist for businesses at different stages.

[11:52] Joe introduces the program of the lean canvas or the nine building blocks of the business model developed by Dr. Osterwalder to predict accurately the success of your business plan and help you develop your pro forma or financial projections. Managing the cash is key.

[15:16] SBDC advisers look at three things in terms of a business’s ability to grow: 1. Do they have a willingness to grow? 2. Do they have experience in what growth looks like? 3. Do they have the capacity to grow internally and externally?

[16:24] The transition into a high-growth company usually comes with the realization that there will be awkward decisions about changing staff.

[18:01] In an online business, your digital footprint is your business. SBDC advisers spend a lot of time working with business owners on their social media strategy, websites, and tools to develop online customer relationships and understanding what customer needs and expectations are going to be. What is their value proposition?

[20:20] How do you find your nearest Small Business Development Center? Look at ASDBC.org. Find your lead center. They will direct you to your local field center. The local centers are also listed on the SBA.gov website. Different field centers will have different areas of technology or business expertise. One SBCD can refer you to another.

[22:46] The whole focus is on what’s best for the client.

[22:58] The businesses SBDC helps are for profit. Nonprofits can get help from SCORE.

[23:44] A new client of the SBDC is first advised about their business idea. There is help for every level, from ideation to exit. Some SBDCs have certified business valuators.

[28:10] Joe talks about taxes and regulations that are being pulled off the books. The new tax law allows certain assets to be expensed in the first year. Caution: an expense is not a depreciation. Joe talks about tax mitigation vs. growth and value.

[32:37] What about positioning yourself as a business as an author? It is difficult to measure the economic return on the taxpayer investment in an author or other one-person small businesses.

[30:42] Mark tells how he has researched optimum job titles through Google. Make it a relevant title for the future, not for today, or for the past. Don’t say MSDOS programmer.

[37:04] Marc invites you to check back next week to hear him interview Jonathan Rauch, author of The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Careerpivot.com

CareerPivot.com/Episode-48 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 1”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-49 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 2”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-50 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 3”

CareerPivot.com/Episode-51 “Can Tim Repurpose His Career? Part 4”

Austin Small Business Development Center

The Business Model Canvas developed by Dr. Alexander Osterwalder

ASBDC.org listing every SBDC in the country.

SCORE.org

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

James A. Michener

The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50, by Jonathan Rauch

Please pick up a copy of Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life, by Marc Miller and Susan Lahey. The paperback, ebook, and audiobook formats are available now. When you have completed reading the book, Marc would very much appreciate your leaving an honest review on Amazon.com. The audio version of the book is available on iTunes app, Audible, and Amazon.

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