One of the great things about starting a side business in your 50s or older is that you already have a pretty good idea of your skills, experiences and passions. If you haven’t taken the time to document these aspects of your life, don’t worry! I’ll give you some brainstorming tips in a second.
Women over 60 have a strong independent streak. When we were younger, we used the word “freedom” carelessly. In many ways, it defined our lifestyle. We were free to wear bohemian clothing, free to travel where the wind took us and free to choose unconventional lifestyles.
I’m not sure why, but, it seems like older adults are routinely the target for scams of all kinds. Maybe criminals have simply fallen for the same aging stereotypes as everyone else and believe that we are easy targets. Or, perhaps they rightly assume that, statistically at least, we have more money to spend.
Few beliefs are as harmful when it comes to starting a business than the “I saw no-one was doing it” myth. We’ve all seen the interviews…
A 20-something start-up founder in a hoodie is talking publicly about his company for the first time. He explains that his company came into being because he personally had a need that no-one was filling.
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Do you feel like you have so much more to do and say with your life?
“What’s it like to work as a funeral director?” This is a question I’ve been asked time and again. My response: It’s not easy, given the complex emotions involved. It takes enormous commitment and dedication, along with a compassionate nature and respect for tradition and ceremony.
Last month I wrote about the slippery slide to being overwhelmed when dealing with the world wide web. This time I would like to talk about the benefits as I see them, of using the web to promote your business.
There was a time when I felt sure that I would continue working until age 70 or beyond. In fact, I often joked that one day I would simply resign from my job at the nursing home where I worked as an RN and move myself into the assisted living facility next door.
The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’”
Along with the benefits of being a freelancer, or running your own small business, come some aggravating problems. These hassles will occasionally occur, so you should be ready for them. Here are my solutions to the most common issues.