Boomers! TV and Bizstarters Join Forces to Help Boomers Who Want to be Their Own Boss; Boomers! Transition Network to Launch New Bizstarters Entrepreneur Program October 23, 2006

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Entrepreneruial training company helping people 50 and over start their own business joins with producer of critically-acclaimed weekly TV program for Boomers in transition.

Bizstarters (, a company dedicated to helping 50+ Boomers start their own businesses, and Boomer Media Properties (BMP) (, a media company that produces television and online content for baby boomers, today announced that they will partner to expand BMP's Boomers! Transition Network to offer boomers a step-by-step process for turning their experience and interests into businesses that will inspire and reward them.

Since January of this year, Boston-based Boomer Media Properties has been offering its critically acclaimed video magazine series, Boomers! Redefining Life After Fifty, through PBS outlets across the U.S.

Some of their heaviest viewer feedback came after the premier of Episode 11: Be Your Own Boss, when they received an overwhelming number of inquiries from viewers asking what steps to take in order to explore starting their own businesses at 50 and beyond.

"We've heard the call of the Boomer community and have responded to this significant entrepreneurial energy by joining forces with Bizstarters, the only national business startup training and coaching company focused exclusively on 50+ Boomers," said Nancy Mills, Boomer Media Properties             co-founder and co-host of the PBS series Boomers! Redefining Life After Fifty! "We are thrilled to partner with Bizstarters to provide the kind of resources Boomers are looking for as they explore their options for the second half of life."

"Very few 50+ Boomers are ready to stop working entirely," says Jeff Williams, founder and CEO of Bizstarters. "Many voluntarily opt out of the corporate world early, while others are downsized-out, often just shy of when full retirement benefits kick in. In both cases, many Boomers want to start their own business because it allows them to create work that is fulfilling, offers the kind of lifestyle flexibility they need and provides an attractive ongoing income ".

Williams left the corporate world in 1988, just before his fortieth birthday, to start his first entrepreneurial adventure, the Go Smart Business Start-up Center, a live business training and coaching center in Chicago. From the beginning, Williams' primary clientele has been his age-peers among the Boomers. Ten years later, Williams created, taking his expertise national and focusing exclusively on the unique needs, interests and experiences of his Boomer age group, people now in their fifties and some reaching age 60 in 2006.

The new entrepreneurial resources offered through the Boomers! Transition Network at include:

·A free assessment teleseminar: "Am I Ready To Be My Own Boss?"

·A free digital report: "40 Ways To Start A Great Boomer Business"

·The award-winning Starting A Business In Your Fifties And Beyond business start-up course, supported by Jeff and the coaching team at Bizstarters.

·A rotating selection of 60-minute, how-to teleseminars.

About Bizstarters

Bizstarters guides those 50 and over to plan and launch successful businesses through its courses, one-on-one business coaching, telegroup programs and new DVD based on Founder and CEO Jeff Williams' award-winning live workshops and training programs. Jeff Williams and the Bizstarters coaches have trained and coached more than 4,000 new business owners. A fifty-plus business owner himself, Jeff specializes in showing his peers how to start a business that will inspire and reward them.

About Boomer Media Properties

Boomer Media Properties, Inc. creates television shows and other media for the Baby Boom generation. Their mission is to inform and inspire Boomers and to promote a new vision of life after fifty. They've begun by producing the first national television series for Baby Boomers called Boomers! Redefining Life After Fifty!. The 13 half-hour lifestyle magazine shows began airing on PBS stations, in January 2006. They've developed a companion website ( through which they offer their audience additional video, audio and text content. And they've launched the Boomers! Transition Network to provide their viewers and other Boomers easy access to a handpicked team of coaches.

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