20150316 - Boomer Entrepreneur (HRB) - nwherald

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H. Rick Bamman - hbamman@shawmedia.com
Mathnasium franchisee Mike Ammer of Huntley, works with a student in the South Elgin location. In November 2013, 51-year-old Ammer, of Huntley, found himself feeling burned out in an industry he'd been part of for 32 years. Baby boomers, generally people born between 1946 and 1964, are twice as likely than millennials to plan their own businesses, according to January Gallup Poll findings. The poll, from a study of nearly 2,000 American baby boomers, observed the reasons why they tended to set out on these business endeavors at the time they did.