Approximately 20% of the workforce who is aged 50+ is self employed and approximately one-third of those individuals became entrepreneurs after they retired. After a life time of business experience in various fields, workers are in a better position to start a business. Furthermore, most individuals who are retired have children who are older and are not depending on them anymore. At this stage in one’s life-cycle individuals tend to have more money and have had the opportunity to start saving. On the other hand, people over 50 may not have the flexibility to deal with the loss of savings and will not be able to return to salary jobs.

The first question a retiree must ask themselves is how much risk they can take. If they want to start a business, will it require them to invest all of their savings? While many business ideas are incredibly successful, many are not. Entrepreneurs must always be prepared for this no matter what age, but particularly if one is not in the state to re-enter the salary based work force.

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Written by Shosh Pincus

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