Mark Cuban: Living Your Best Deals at Any Age

Give Mark Cuban credit for getting things done.  He went from tapings of the hit ABC reality show Shark Tank to his long-awaited insider-trading trial last week (a civil suit involving a 2004 stock sale), purportedly dazzling admiring jury members, while still managing to keep up with myriad business demands. On top of it, he emailed fast answers to our questions.  Here, the billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner, 55, shares his thoughts on living your best deals at any age. Is …

Six Things I Learned from Watching “Shark Tank”

I don’t have the next billion-dollar invention in my pocket – not yet, anyway. But if I did, my weekly consumption of ABCs “Shark Tank” will have prepped me well for that pitch with a hotshot investor. The show where small-business owners and inventors go before a group of self-made moguls seeking moolah is more than just great entertainment. Will the Sharks praise or pooh-pooh the idea? Will they get five doses of rejection? (“I’m out!”) What snarky comment will the …

50+ Entrepreneurs Have Ripe Opportunities and Resources

If you’ve been itching to start your own business, you’re in great company. About 7.4 million Americans over the age of 50 work for themselves. And according to an AARP survey, one in six baby boomers who work for others hope to be self-employed at some point. To help, AARP is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer access to resources and expertise. October 2 marks National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day at more than 60 sites around …