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  1. 8 things to consider before setting up a business in your fifties

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Are you ready to start your own business? More women over 50 are joining the band of ‘divapreneurs’ than ever before. When setting up a new business  it is so important to ensure you prepare yourself for the commitment that lies ahead. 1.    Get Your Life in Order Think carefully about how many distractions you have and how many demands are placed on your time. Even if the children have left home, other family members may still have demands on your time- how will these impact you- especially in the start-up phase. Consider the impact starting your business may have on close relationships and friendships 2.    Be realistic about how much money you need to live on. Has your employer been paying...
  2. Who Wants to be A Midlife Entrepreneur?

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    Article by Emma Wimhurst Who wants to be an entrepreneur? – I do!   It’s the cry of more and more people regardless of their age – entrepreneurship is a growing trend – yet there is more to being a successful entrepreneur than being self-employed as anyone who has ever tried to build a business will know only too well.     Becoming an entrepreneur is not the “easy option” and most certainly is not for the faint-hearted. Vision has to be underpinned by business planning and self-discipline Business success stories are never without challenges – and regardless of your motives that set you off on your own business journey – the vision of success and the excitement of the BIG IDEA – have to be underpinned by...
  3. Power of Online Networking for Start-up and Small Businesses

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     Article by Penny Power Here I am, 45 years old, a mother of 3 teenagers, I work hard at everything I do, I love people, I am an extrovert, I look OK for a 45 year old and I love life. I came to terms with being 40, (that is how it felt at the time, that is the best way I can put it), but 50, well that is a different matter, I am looking forward to it. I think 50 is a statement, an exciting start to an exciting stage. By 50 my children will be through their schooling, they will be driving, they will be finding their way in life, I know they will still need me, but they will be at a stage that will allow me to...
  4. Its Never Too Late to Set Up a Business- 5 Steps to Planning

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     Article by Emma Wimhurst More and more people are seizing the “business bug” and the UK is seeing a significant increase of start-ups as a result of the current economic climate;   more and more people are eager to discover new sustainable ways to unleash their creativity for a business they can call their own, to be their own boss and to reap their own rewards.    These desires are not ageist and therefore, being over 50 cannot and does not prevent you from setting up and running your own business – and achieving amazing results.    In fact with decades of successful experience (paid or not), you would be mad not to act on your ambitions and strike up on your own! The most common barrier to starting a business is not being sure on what...
  5. Changing Career Midlife-When Work isn’t Working – and what to do!

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    Article by Jane C Woods You can change your life – whatever age you are!! And I know of what I speak. I changed careers in my late 40s and have never looked back! For several years I had been dissatisfied with my job but I really didn’t know what I wanted to do instead. Plus, I had a good pension, was well respected in my role, and was on a good salary; in fact I was the higher wage earner. Why would I want to rock the boat? I was in my late 40s and had some strange notion in my head that I really should be settled and the little voices were compelling Age is no bar to changing your life! Now, as I approach 55, I look back at the 48 year...
  6. Help Available when Setting up a Business in your 50s

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon How easy is it to set up a new business over the age of 50? With working lives being extended and retirement incomes affected by the recent financial crisis, more and more people in their fifties are setting up their own business. Experience and maturity in business do help 1 in 6 new businesses in the UK are being set up by the over 50s, adding £24billion to the economy. The survival rate of new business set up by those over 50 is 70%, compared to just 28% of businesses set up by the under 50s. Experience and maturity do matter- and do count- and do contribute to a business’s  chance of success. For women, it is often the first time in their lives that they have had the time to focus on doing something for...
  7. Setting up a New Business in your 50s- Quick Checklist

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Setting up a new business can be exciting and daunting at any age, this quick checklist may give you just a few pointers to consider! General things to consider when setting up a business in your 50s Is your Business Idea a good one? Do people other than friends or family think it is a viable business proposition? Is it unique or competitive? Is there a market? Who are your competitors? Are there any regulations/legislation you need to comply with? Can you make a profit?  How long will it take you to make a profit? Do you have a business plan?   There are generally templates readily available on the internet and from your own bank Do you need funding? Do you have  comprehensive business plan to present if you do need funding? Do you have a good...
  8. Would you pass the Dragon’s Den Test?

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    Article by Fabafterfifty Looking back at  some back episodes of ‘Dragon’s Den’,  I was delighted to see that the first entrepreneur to get dragon funding was 63 years old – although 4 out of the 5 dragons had dismissed his business plan as being flawed, and only one dragon (James Caan) saw its viability and made an offer. It made me think about how they would react to my business  should I ever put  myself in the den. Would I be able to get all 5 dragons on side or would none see its merits? I’m not even about to think about company value or percentage of business I would exchange for a specific level of investment, but I thought it would be  a good exercise for me to see if my business...
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