Getting a Lift After The Pink Slip: Free Coaching Sessions For Downsized Managers Over 50 Help Them Explore Their Entrepreneurial Options

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Downsized corporate managers over 50 are offered free 30-minute entrepreneurial coaching sessions.

The advice of a couple of experienced entrepreneurs launched me on the path to becoming my own boss.

In June 2008 corporate managers received the largest number of pink slips since June 2003, and more and more of these downsized individuals are over age 50. According to Chicago-based business start-up expert Jeff Williams, for a growing number of these older Boomers receiving a pink slip can provide a great opportunity to explore their entrepreneurial options.

Starting on Labor Day and running throughout the month of September, Williams and his Virtual Incubator network of coaches will offer free phone coaching sessions to help downsized 50+ corporate managers explore their options to run their own businesses. Reservations for the 30-minute coaching sessions can be made by completing a short online form at

"I was unexpectedly downsized myself at age 32 and with a bit of severance pay in the bank I had the time to look at starting an entrepreneurial venture," says Williams. "The advice of a couple of experienced entrepreneurs launched me on the path to becoming my own boss."

Williams emphasizes that now may be the best time ever to launch a new business as costs are way down and corporate and consumer demand for services is exploding. He says, "our free coaching sessions help an individual sort out the best entrepreneurial opportunity for him."

Williams and his team of coaches have been providing business start-up coaching to downsized corporate managers since 1990. Bizstarters is an award-winning training services provider to Illinois Worknet. The coaches have worked with downsized managers from such companies as Motorola, Allstate, Pfizer and Sears, to name a few.

About Jeff Williams
Jeff is the founder and CEO of Chicago-based, selected by the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine as the "Best Entrepreneurial Website For People Over 50". He started his first training company just before his 40th birthday and has since launched two additional companies, both after age 50. Jeff is the author of eight workbooks, guides and DVDs on business start-up, including his latest offering, "The Ultimate Boomer Business Start-Up Guide".

Jeff serves as a Featured Expert on He can be reached at

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