Shift ( is a community that helps people in mid-life navigate work-life transitions and connect with organizations and individuals.

Vital Aging Network (651-917-4652, aims to promote self-determination, civic engagement, and personal growth for people as they age, through education, leadership development, and opportunities for connection.

Encore Life Planning (651-260-8562, with life coach Kate Schaefers helps organizations and individuals plan for midlife change and mid-to late career transitions.

The Entrepreneur's Source (651-330-2754, is a franchise that helps people buy franchises, an inceasingly popular choice among would-be retirees for staying earning and occupied in retirement. "You can define success on your terms," said Mike Accurso, owner of the local outlet, who provides information about available businesses, financing and other details.