By Sandra Harris
Retire to Maine Podcast — A Second Career for Maine Retirees
The image of the retiree is changing in Maine. As people are considering their next stage in life, many are thinking about a 2nd career and starting their own business. Concerns include financial, family time and energy but are driven by their passion to make dreams a reality. Marianne Russo, a woman who was a nurse for 40 years used her love of tea to guide her to fulfill her desire to found her own business. With no business experience, Marianne has successfully navigated her way to create Nellie’s Tea Company in South Portland, Maine. Here she shares her story and has practical advice for people contemplating a 2nd career during their retirement years in Maine.