Working Woman Report News Brief (4/10/14)

A NEW PROGRAM OUT OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY IS TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT THE ROLE OF RETIREMENT. THE NEW-DISTINGUISHED CAREERS INSTITUTE AT STANFORD OFFERS OLDER STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY NOT TO RETIRE BUT RETRAIN, AND COMMIT TO NEW AND MEANINGFUL PROJECTS. THE SCHOOL IS NOW LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES WITH 20- TO 30-YEAR HISTORIES OF SIGNIFICANT CAREER ACHIEVEMENT WHO ARE READY TO EXPLORE NEW PROFESSIONAL PATHS AND WHO CAN PAY THE $60,000 TUITION.

AND AN ARTICLE OUT OF THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TAKES AN INTERESTING LOOK AT THE FLOWER INDUSTRY AND HOW MANY SMALL LOCAL FLOWER SHOPS ARE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE. APPARENTLT MANY SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE UP AGAINST A GROWING NUMBER OF ONLINE MIDDLEMEN KNOWN AS “ORDER-GATHERERS” WHO TAKE ORDERS LOCAL FLORISTS USED TO RECEIVE.THESE THIRD-PARTY RETAILERS GIVE THE IMPRESSION AND ADVERTISE LIKE THEY’RE REAL FLOWER SHOPS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BUT THEY AREN’T. THEY SIMPLY TAKE ORDERS ONLINE FROM TOLL-FREE NUMBERS. FOR MORE ON THESE STORIES AND MUCH MORE, SIMPLY HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE www.workingwomanreport.com

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