POSTED BY ANDY LEVINE Kerry Hannon is an absolute rock star in the world of career transitions and personal finance. She has written 12 books in this area as well as literally hundreds of articles for The New York Times, Forbes, Money, USA Today, US News and World Report and AARP. She is a sought- after […]
There is so much to do. I am not sure how many people will really be willing to put in that kind of time and effort. It is nut by nut for me, and I spend several hours a day baking them myself — while listening to opera, of course. You can’t ignore the importance of doing your research. Is there a void in the market? Is your pricing right? You have to keep on tweaking and tweaking. It has to become a part of you.
Kerry Hannon provides action steps, insights, and resources from her new book, Never Too Old to Get Rich: Starting a Business at Mid-Life. She will discuss the rewards and challenges for those starting businesses from their passion and hobbies to senior-junior partnerships to start-ups by social entrepreneurs and women-led ventures.
In 2019, 57% of small business owners were over the age of 50, according to Guidant Financial’s State of Small Business report. With older entrepreneurs on the rise, the Baby Boomer generation— which still dominates politics — is proving that youth is no magic formula for business success.
Retirement was not an option for Paul Tasner. So he devised an idea for a potential new business, motivated somewhat by his time at Method, where he had experienced a late-in-life switch to a deep concern for preserving the earth. As Tasner told me, “I felt a passion to make a difference for people and the planet.”
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.
There are the less tangible benefits of being in a family business poised to grow. Family members offer emotional support, which often comes in handy when facing the turbulence and risk of growth. A family firm is also able to make quick decisions — quicker than non-family firms — because of the high-trust environment.
If you’re thinking about starting a business, a great way to learn how to do it is by speaking with women entrepreneurs who’ve done so successfully. I just had an opportunity to do just that, talking with three I saw at the What’s Next Boomer Business Summit in New Orleans
The older partner can bring decades of experience, potential clients or customers and possibly capital while the younger one can deliver the ambition of someone in the early stages of a career, plus an eagerness to try new ways of doing things.