The Rise Of The Olderpreneur: Why The Over 50s Make The Best Business Owners By Sharon Murray

The number of people starting businesses later in life is on the rise. Sharon Murray looks at the biggest challenges facing ‘olderpreneurs’ and how to overcome them.  In the second half of 2020 redundancy and unemployment rates in the UK rocketed, which is unsurprising during a global pandemic. But what is more surprising, is that so too did the number of new businesses started.  While the two were certainly linked, it wasn’t just the loss of a job that pushed people to start a new venture. Lockdowns and the change in lifestyle gave people a chance to think about what they really wanted from their career and explore business ideas that previously seemed like a dream. For the over 50s who were feeling demotivated and unenthusiastic in their job and thinking – is this it? This was the perfect chance to try something new.   We often think of entrepreneurship…

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