Small Business

Are you thinking of starting a small business in your 60s? It's not as unusual an idea as you might think. In fact, older entrepreneurs are becoming increasingly common. We'll take you step-by-step through the process of building your profitable business.

4 years ago

Multi-Level Marketing vs. Pyramid Schemes: How to Tell the Difference

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. Read More

4 years ago

Starting a Business in Your 60s? Forget the “I Saw No-One Was Doing it” Myth!

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. Read More

4 years ago

3 Ways to Start a Successful Business in the Transition to “Retirement”

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?

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4 years ago

What it’s Like to Work as a Funeral Director

“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. Read More

4 years ago

Advice for Aspiring Older Entrepreneurs: Every Day Is Groundhog Day

The writer and artist Austin Kleon has a great tip for how to stay creative: “Remind yourself that ‘Every Day is Groundhog Day.’” Read More

5 years ago

“People Over 50 Are Too Old to Start a Business” – An Angry Debate with an Old Friend

I don’t usually let stupid comments get to me, but, the other day, one of my good friends said something that really ticked me off. No, they didn’t criticize my hair or tell me that I looked fat in my favorite dress. They told me that I was wasting my time trying to help older adults to change their financial future. Specifically, she said: Read More

5 years ago

How to Start a Consulting Business After 50: 6 Tips You Need to Know

Before I retired from my corporate career, I thought that starting a business meant finding a big idea, developing a product, hiring staff and setting out to “make the world a better place.” Like most people, I saw the stories of companies like Facebook and Google and believed that starting a company required a hard-to-find combination of business and technical skills. Read More

5 years ago

Tapping into the Gig Economy and Working as an Independent Contractor in Your 60s

The gig economy? What is that? It is simply a technical word for the economy that absorbs a number of part-time and flexi-time workers into employment on a contractual basis, via the Internet. Read More

5 years ago

How to Make Friends with Mother Time by Using These 5 Time Management Hacks

Why is it that time seems to fly now that we’re 60 or 70 or 80? I’m often amazed when a wedding, the death of friend or a move to a new city was 20 or 30 years ago. Heavens, it’s already 2018! What happened to 2017? Read More

5 years ago

4 Ways to Successfully Work from Home After 60

It’s become very common for the 60+ crowd to finally carve out the time to begin the home business they were afraid to try in their younger years or to monetize a hobby or passion. Very likely, they will be working from home, and as exciting as this is, there are a few things to be wary of. Read More