And Why You Should Start Your Own Small Business After 50
Hi there, I’m Martin,
I’m a permanent expat, currently living in Hong Kong, and a corporate escapee who’s been at liberty since 2009.
Having had my own business since then, I would encourage anyone to do the same.
Even if you’re happily employed, it will give you something to fall back on in case things turn bad later.
And, as the pandemic showed us, things can turn bad more quickly than we might expect!
Ultimately, it gives you a level of independence so that you, rather than your employer, have control over your own destiny.
That’s especially important, if you’re approaching retirement.
Even if you’re not thinking about quitting your corporate job, the possibility of your corporate job quitting you is growing.
Yes, some economies are pulling out of the recession, but others are still struggling.
And the shortages of commodities like steel are giving even those economies that are recovering a hard time.
Basically: job security is shrinking.
If your retirement plans took a hit from the pandemic, or you want to supplement your savings and keep active, I’d definitely encourage you to start something on the side.
After all, the Internet, and today’s amazing technology, makes starting and scaling up your own small business a lot easier than it would have been a few years ago.
Just you. No employees, no hassle. And the ability to scale it to 7 figures if that’s what you want.
Who am I?
I started my small business in 2009, at the age of 52. It’s a website development agency and it’s doing fine, although it did take a hit in the pandemic.
But, thanks to the pandemic, millions of people found themselves unexpectedly out of work.
So I’ve set up a weekly newsletter to offer support where I can. No selling, no gimmicks. Just good, actionable information.
Each edition includes a section where I cover a topic, talk about my personal experience and offer my thoughts.
That’s followed by links to 4 different articles on starting, running or growing a small business.
These are the sort of articles I link to:
- Ideas for a new business
- Marketing strategies for small businesses
- How to make the best use social media
- New business tools
- Different funding options for new businesses
- Interviews with successful small business owners
- Ways to grow your personal brand
- Ways to sell stuff online (with or without a website)
If you’re thinking about setting out on your own, or you’ve already made the move, you should join us:
Join us and grow your business!
I grew up in Zimbabwe (it was Rhodesia back then), studied in South Africa, and moved to Hong Kong in 1995.
After leaving school and university, I spent 23 years in the corporate world, initially back in Rhodesia, then 16 years in the UK and 14 years in Hong Kong, before I escaped to start my own business in 2009.
My overall lifestyle improved so dramatically after I set up on my own that my only regret was not doing it earlier!
Anyway, once again, if you’re over 50 and thinking about starting a business, I invite you to get my free tutorial and weekly newsletter.
No selling, no gimmicks, just good actionable information:
Join us and start growing your business!
Owner – WealthyDragon.
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Phone/Whatsapp: +852 9238 9998