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Ageless Entrepreneur

Never Too Early, Never Too Late

by (author) Fred Dawkins

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
May 2015
Entrepreneurship, Business Development, Leadership
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Ageless Entrepreneur offers a new perspective on the barriers to entry that young people face today in starting their careers as well as valuable insights into the possibilities for seniors, who all too often are being forced out of the work force when they can least afford it.

Entrepreneurial guru Sam Macleod leads an improbable group of would be entrepreneurs into new challenges and unexpected alliances that revitalize their future. Spearheading the group is Sam’s boyhood friend Nick, who like so many others has received the golden handshake prematurely.

Throughout the narrative, the qualities required of an entrepreneur operating in an economy burdened with barriers and limitations are brought out through discussion and a wide range of anecdotes. The story draws us right into the class as we share in the fears, hopes, and challenges faced by the characters. The lessons provide a solid foundation for anyone considering a career as an entrepreneur or simply looking to make sound strategic decisions in managing their career, no matter what their age or circumstance.

About the author

Fred Dawkins is a successful entrepreneur having owned and operated businesses in manufacturing, retail, land development, small business consulting and import/export. His most recognizable business role came as co-founder of The Olde Hide House, Canada’s largest leather store, well known for the slogan "it’s worth the drive to Acton". He holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce and finance, for which he won the W.E. Rundle gold medal and a Master’s degree in economics. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.

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