EP – 169 Bizstarters, Helping With Your Encore Business

Jeff Williams has spent over thirty years helping professionals transition from one career path to another. Started in the 1990s as a resource to help people who were being laid off during the corporate restructuring, Jeff has grown and developed a team of experts who are now working with people wanting a second or encore career. We start this informative conversation discussing Jeff’s transition from a large 6 Billion dollar organization to a 6 Million dollar family business.

With Bizstarters, Jeff and his team can walk people who are ready to start a second career or people who are beginning to ask if a second career makes sense for them to whichever path makes the most sense for them. Jeff prides himself on talking with each person who reaches out to Bizstarters to get to know them, their unique circumstances, and most importantly, their aspirations for an encore business. Jeff knows everyone has different goals for their next career, and through these calls, he can help individuals map out the course that makes the most sense for them.

We get into a great discussion about the other tools available for people wanting to start a business. One of those tools is the Bizstarter’s Virtual Concept Evaluator. This Evaluator program allows you to work with Bizstarter’s team to document your concept, get feedback, and decide whether to modify your idea, create another idea, or move forward to the next step in creating your encore business.

As you will hear, Jeff is an interesting and friendly person to work with who will give you solid advice and feedback on your plan. You will enjoy this conversation, and if you or anyone you know are interested in connecting with Jeff, check out the links below and reach out to him today.

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Click on the following link to visit Bizstarters and learn more about Jeff and his team: https://bizstarters.com/

Jeff has created a great new course hosted on TikTok. The information for that course is below.

“The Joy of Being an Encore Entrepreneur”

A new TikTok series from Jeff Williams, Chief Coach for Bizstarters

“I am pleased to share my experience living as an encore entrepreneur for
the past 30 years.

This series of short-form videos offers three groups of useful

– Business Start-Up Decisions

Each decision is taken from our Start Your Business NOW! online course.
I am presenting more than 20 key business planning decisions in the
same order you work on them in the Start Your Business NOW! program.

– Interesting Case Studies

Stories of the success and joy of graduates of the Start Your Business
NOW! program

– Inspirational “Joy” Experiences

I share the wonderful world of running a business later in life.

How to Watch the Series? Go to tiktok.com/@jeffwilliamsgo

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