There’s something about entering the fifth decade, or later, that spurs a desire in many people to soul-search about what truly provides meaning in their lives and how they can help solve thorny social problems that disturb them. It strikes the chord of big cosmic questions such as “Is this all there is?” and “What will I be remembered for?”
It’s entirely possible to start a business mid-life, and Kerry Hannon profiles 20 successful older entrepreneurs in her latest book, “Never Too Old To Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life. ”
In my new book, “Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life”, I profile 20 entrepreneurs, who have started businesses either from a passion or hobby, are social entrepreneurs, have launched senior-junior partnerships, or are female entrepreneurs — the fastest-growing demographic globally.
Boomers and Gen Xers are on the rise as entrepreneurs and the variety of businesses people are starting in mid-life is amazingly diverse. I interviewed 20 of them for my new book, Never Too Old to Get Rich: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting a Business Mid-Life.
“People now compete globally, and it is intense,” said Erdin Beshimov, a founder and director of M.I.T. Bootcamps, which started five years ago. “The opportunities are much greater for those with a global mind-set.”
Career transition is a process. No rash moves. Don’t get hung up on the daunting thought that you’re reinventing your career. You’re redeploying your skills.
RetirementRevised.com podcast features answers to questions about the job market for workers over 50 from two experts: Next Avenue blogger and author Kerry Hannon and career coach and author John Tarnoff.
“Submitting resumés online lets job seekers feel like they’re looking for a job, but it’s like watching someone beating up a vending machine completely unwilling to accept that it just ate his or her money.”
Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert and strategist on career transitions, personal finance, entrepreneurship and retirement. She is a frequent TV and radio commentator and is a sought-after keynote speaker at conferences across the country. She has appeared as a career and financial expert on The Dr. Phil Show ABC, CBS,CNBC, NBC Nightly News, NPR, and PBS. […]