Reaching 50 can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, some consider it a descent into middle age while others are continuing life with no changes and ramping up their activity. Whatever you are looking forward to when you turn 50 the one thing you should have on your list is starting your own business because being over 50 is a brilliant time to start your own business.
Don’t think starting your own business is something for the under 50s, because according to lots of research being 50 or over is a great time for starting a business and in my case, really accelerating my business’s development into a truly International brand.
Customers don’t look at you as a 50 or 60 year old business owner they look at your business and as long as your work is conducted on time and properly that is what people will notice.
Most of those individuals who are 50 years old or older have been working since they were 16 years of age, so they have quite a few years’ experience. This experience has given them knowledge and wisdom in the field(s) they have worked. Now, you can take this knowledge and apply it to your own business to help it become successful for you.
Being 50 or older means you have more freedom to do what you want to do. While climbing the corporate ladder you tend to focus on that one goal and don’t have much time to look at other things, this changes as you get older. Being 50 and over is often the start of your time, a time for the real you. Owning a business is a learning experience and sometimes life experience can be the best educator.
Multiple sources of income are fitted as standard as a business owner if you set things up that way, you don’t have to rely on one source of income to support you fully, you can have multiple outlets and interests. I am not a technical person but a lot of my plans centre around having courses and masterclasses online – this is new to me and I am enjoying the journey!So be brave and step out of your comfort zone and start your own business today, these 50 plus years are the time to do adventurous things!