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Older Entrepreneurs

Advice

Older entrepreneurs: Tips for business success

Here, Etienne Krieger looks at the ways for older people to ensure their venture is as secure and successful as possible.

Blog

How the over-50s are leading the small business charge

Over-50s are contributing more to the UK economy than under-50s, research shows. Robert Gordon, CEO of Hitachi Capital UK, explores the evidence.

Opportunities

Business champion calls for a million more older people in work by 2022

Andy Briggs of Aviva sets out Business Champion vision to increase employment rate for 50-69 year olds.

Business management

The man who started a business at 60

Here, we talk to former England basketball player John Dabrowski about starting motivational training company JD Mindcoach and perceptions of senior people in business. 

Opportunities

Pension reforms influence start-ups among older people

More than half a million over-55s are considering taking advantage of new pension freedoms to start a new business, research finds.

Blog

The golden age of business

Many were surprised to learn that the 85-year-old former Labour MP, Tony Benn, has invented a suitcase-cum-chair. Not least The Daily Mail, which chortled: ‘The scourge of capitalism turns entrepreneur by inventing the “Seatcase”.'

Outlook

Business begins at 50 plus

Older entrepreneurs are a thriving demographic force behind the creation of start-ups, according to research.

Business management

Don’t let age be a barrier

Margaret Wood started her engineering company ICW UK, which makes high-tech windows and windscreens, at the age of 46. Based in Yorkshire the 61-year-old entrepreneur received a Women Inventors in Industry award in 2003. Her company has a turnover of £400,000

Business management

Rising star: Sue Scott-Horne

Grandmother of four, Sue Scott-Horne decided to start educational resources company Egar after a broken ankle ended her 25-year career– with a little encouragement from Peter Jones.

Management

Compulsory retirement ‘would restrict start-ups’

Many retirees who intend to set up their own firm could be stopped by the compulsory retirement age from the government.

Success stories

Starting up later in life

By 2042, almost a quarter of people living in the UK will be aged 65 or older, up from 18 per cent in 2016. The number of people aged over 70 who are in full- or part-time employment is steadily rising too, with around one in 12 of those still working compared to one in 22 working 10 years ago. Is starting your own business another option?

Outlook

Growing numbers of ‘olderpreneurs’ going into business

Increasing numbers of over-50s are setting up their own SMEs, according to one business expert.

Partner content

4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

Partner content

It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

Partner content

Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

Partner content

How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience