Setting up a business when you are older can seem like a crazy idea. Friends and family might even tell you that. But there are some real pros to being an older person and setting up a business, as long as you have the dedication to keep going with it. Here we will give you the lowdown on starting a business aged fifty plus.
That One Big Idea
If you have that one big idea that you have been considering for years, why not just go for it? Chances are your idea is brilliant and people will love it. Make sure to check that someone else hasn’t beat you to it. Also don’t worry if they have, adapt it a little give it a new spin and see what you can come up with. It is likely if you have had that idea in your head for many years, it is a good one and what is the harm in giving it a go?
A great way to be as savvy as possible is to get some external help you can trust. Come at it from a business perspective. Do not just employ your niece as she made a great PowerPoint once, ensure that you are getting professional help. When it comes to business you know your strengths, but it can be difficult to see your own weaknesses, especially if you don’t know what you are meant to be strong or weak at! On freelancer sites like Fiverr and UpWork, you can hire freelancers to help you write a business plan. This is a great start. Ensure you read over their reviews before entering a contract. You can also get mentored with online business support and coaching, which can be very helpful for new entrepreneurs.
Once you have a plan and know where you are going, you can start to look around for free to use resources to help you set up your business. A brilliant example of this is to create your logo. A business logo does not need to come from an expensive designer nowadays but can come from an online logo creator tool just as easily and without the hefty price tag.
Social networks are a must-have for new businesses. Sign up to them and fill your pages with your branding. There are many socials that when you sign up to them as a business that you can use for free to market yourself to your chosen demographic.
Starting a business when you are fifty plus is a great chance to renew your life, live your dreams and enjoy yourself. It’s also a great way to earn more money before you retire. However, it does not always work out so make sure you are cautious while having fun and don’t invest too much money before you know it is already working!