Huddle is a Maritime business publication that tells the stories of the creative, innovative, and interesting entrepreneurs working in the Maritimes. We have journalists in Halifax, Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton who report on the issues and events that help or hinder their ability to create wealth and employment.


Why This N.B. Retiree Started A Business That Helps People With Life Transitions

SAINT JOHN – Lorne Brett had worked in the auto industry for 45 years before he retired in 2013. He’s made his way up from pumping gas and sourcing parts to owning multiple car dealerships in the Saint John area.

Upon retirement, he sold his business to his son and Brett slowly stepped back from operations. While the business changed hands successfully, “it was me that didn’t do so well with the transition,” Brett admitted.

“The people who operate with passion and enjoy what they’re doing…don’t transition really, really well into retirement because they’re used to routines and feedback from the business and customers that are very, very valuable,”

“So when that job ends, the question becomes, well, what are you going to do next.”

Read the full interview with Lorne on the Huddle website.

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