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Successful baby-boomer entrepreneurs

See how 10 baby-boomer entrepreneurs reignited their careers by going into business for themselves.

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Jim Milligan, 59
Traverse City, Mich.

Worked for: Imation & 3M Company, as a general manager

Started in 2007: Fustini's, an oil and vinegar tasting room and bottling shop that now has 32 employees.

Milligan was intrigued by the success of such businesses in Europe. So he conducted elaborate market research to see if there would be demand for a similar store in the U.S.

Startup costs: $100,000
Revenue in 2011: $2.5 million
Salary in 2011: $150,000

His advice for you: "Look at industry trends in your community. Listen and pay attention to what's going on in the market."


By Donna Rosato @Money - Last updated May 22 2012: 12:24 PM ET
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