Are you a boomer or senior entrepreneur?
I recently took a webinar about how boomers and seniors are increasingly becoming entrepreneurs – entitled “Gray is the New Gold” (see my article under “Articles” on this website). The speakers expounded on how this is a relatively new phenomenon – retired or semi-retired folks starting their own businesses, volunteering their skills to non-profits, and mentoring younger entrepreneurs. So, we were wondering how you were doing out there in the world of entrepreneurship? As you look for dates, companions, travel buddies or someone to share your home, drop us a few lines on what your experience has been in becoming an entrepreneur, or what obstacles you have met that may have deterred you.
Supposedly almost 18% of boomers aged 55 to 64 have become self-employed and this percentage rises to 19% for those 64 and older! Geography plays an important role. Places like the Silicon Valley are obviously good places to start one’s own business, as is the New York City area. In fact most major metropolitan areas and smaller communities co-located with major universities are the ideal due to the availability of resources, (intellectual, capital) and infrastructure. However, in this new cyber-world (like BoomerPremierDating.com) it would seem that almost anywhere there is someone with the will to work creatively with their skills, a computer, and access to the web, can start their own business.
Let us know how you are doing. It will be good for all of us to hear from you.