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.
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.
There’s something romantic about the term entrepreneurship, especially when you’re considering starting a second act. The chance to be your own boss and spend your time doing work you love may seem enticing. But it can also be reckless. “For those who choose to jump into the game when they’re 50 years old or older […]
I love M&Ms and have since my mom tucked them inside my brown paper lunch bag to take to school for a recess snack. (It was the ‘70s.) They’re still my go-to pick-me-up on many occasions. Today, though, there’s another reason I support M&Ms’ maker, the huge family-owned business Mars: its social mission of making […]
Leapfrog is the title of a clever, helpful new book for women entrepreneurs by Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO and founder of BRAVA Investments. Molina Niño’s company invests in startups and supports businesses that can prove “they are creating a measurable economic benefit that puts more money in the wallets of women.” Her version of leapfrog, though, is […]