As any entrepreneur knows, it is one of those "gotta do" things to have Google Alerts to let us know when our business is mentioned online. This morning I was delighted to have a Google Alert pop up. Of course, I clicked as fast as my not-enough caffeine yet self could.
What I found was a lovely feature on starting a business after 50 on the HIGH 50 Blog/Online Magazine.
Here's a bit of the intro...
"Who says you can’t start a business over the age of 50? Not only is it possible, but we’re now seeing a real boom in middle-aged entrepreneurs taking the plunge and founding startups.
"Entrepreneurs over the age of 50 now account for one fifth of Britain’s new business owners, which is encouraging to see. This shift towards entrepreneurship has largely been fostered by digital transformation and an increasingly complex and fractured workplace. Entrepreneurship gives people the opportunity (and confidence) to pursue their true passions, without having to fit into traditional roles or moulds.
"Women over 50 can have a competitive advantage in that they have more life experience and time to dedicate to themselves, making them ideal entrepreneurial candidates. Life expectancy continues to increase; one can hardly label 50 as ‘old’ anymore. Here are five gorgeous businesses run by women over 50 to inspire your own journey.
As a business owner, I get a LOT of requests for guest blog posts. As I rule I don't do them for lots of reasons, but this one caught me eye. Maria, from Roto-Rooter, emailed and shared some info on their Pet Rescue program and I was all in!