Rick Terrien


Rick Terrien

Creative collaborative business leader focused on new market development. Author. Organizer.

We're at the beginning of the Renaissance age of entrepreneurship.

I bring people together. I have a welcoming and inclusive style that’s helped me lead numerous successful organizations across different markets.

I have a decades long success record in for-profit business startups, non-profit, and economic development organizations. I maintain strong professional networks in these fields.


I am honored that my work as an entrepreneur has been recognized nationally for innovation excellence. I received the 'Fast 50 Award' from Fast Company Magazine ("The Fast 50 are the idea elite of business, individuals with the vision and personal commitment to propel their companies and industries into the future.") This award is now called The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.

I received the United States Small Business New Product of the Year Award, presented by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 2005. I have also been twice awarded New Product of the Year for the State of Wisconsin.

I am an inventor and hold 9 US and foreign patents in green manufacturing that I successfully commercialized and sold worldwide.


Author. Entrepreneur. Organizer

Ageless Startup: Start a Business at Any Age. It's not hard. It's just new.

Ageless Startup: Start a business at any age. April, 2020. Entrepreneur Press. *Make a smooth transition from working for someone else to working for yourself. *Minimize your risk and maximize your value. *Set a pace that's right for you and your business. *Find the right customers that will keep coming back. *Create a business system that keeps you on track and comfortable. *Build your exit strategy into your launch. *Tackle obstacles with an open mind.

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