Tips for Over 50s Growing a Small Business

A Twitter thread for over 50s who are starting and growing a small business. Read it below, or view it on Twitter.

Over 50 and wondering whether you should start your own gig? Now is as good a time as any – link in profile.

Latest newsletter for over 50s who want to start a business.

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Job hunting in your 50s is hard. If you’ve thought about your own business in the past, there’s no better time to start than now.

Don’t start your business backwards. If you’re out of work, or in danger of being out of work, make a solid plan now. No better time to start a business.

Age predicts success. The older you are, the greater the likelihood that you will find income and happiness chasing your passion & running your own business.

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Mary Kay Cosmetics, & KFC – each was founded by a dreamer who was more than 50 at the time and was working in another job.

Thinking ageism no longer exists is delusional. It’s pushed millions of older Americans out of well-paying jobs, in the prime of their careers.

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.

Is it too late to start a business? No, but starting one at 50 is different from starting one at 70:

Bigger is not always better, or even what you may really want. When it comes to creating a midlife business be sure to right-size your business.

In a 2018 study of 2.7 million start-ups by the U.S. Census Bureau and MIT, they found that people starting a business in their 50s are up to 2.2 times more likely to succeed than those starting in their 30s. #smallbiz #startups

Our 50s are the most economically productive years of our lives, and the best time to start a business. But the Pandemic forced many to start their business backwards. #smallbiz #smallbusinesses #startup #startups

Starting an online business is the best way to ease into self-employment. But you need website visitors & that’s not easy. Links to various resources here: #startups #smallbiz #startups #smallbiztips

How to find opportunities in life. As long as you have a vision for where you want to be, even if you don’t have a plan to get there, opportunities will pop up out of nowhere. #smallbiz #smallbiztips #opportunities #startups

Links to a detailed explanation of how to use Fiverr to earn side money quickly, and sources of funding grants for US-based small businesses. #startup #startups #funding #smallbiz #smallbiztips

Discover how to sell more by saying less. Links to a podcast on how to use story-telling to sell, plus 10 persuasive techniques. #smallbiz #smallbiztips #smallbusinesstips

How to use podcasting to grow your one-person business. Links to a podcast interview on how to get going, plus Instagram’s latest updates. #podcasting #smallbiz #smallbiztips #ownbusiness

What is your Minimum Viable Audience? Curated links to podcasts and articles on why you need an MVA, how to grow it, and how to use it to develop a profitable business. #smallbiz #smallbiztips #digitalmarketing #startups

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