A lot of people in middle age have had entrepreneurship thrust upon them by way of a job loss or other major life change. Perhaps it’s the kick in the behind that got them going on starting their own company. Maybe it’s a point of having no other choice. Regardless the reason, they are now on their way.
Others choose to retire but not. A serial entrepreneur I know is fond of introducing himself as one who is constantly failing at retirement. He’s pushing 70.
Solving problems for people is not the domain of any particular demographic. While youth may have energy and cutting edge technology on their side, those with years experience have been through failures that have informed their leadership and ability to make good decisions.
You don’t have to be in your twenties to start a company. You just have to have a customer with a problem you can solve.
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