Starting a business in midlife

The Most Inspiring “Problem” with Starting a Business in Midlife

Young entrepreneurs might get all the press, but midlife entrepreneurs — sometimes known as “encore entrepreneurs” — are a category that’s showing explosive growth.

Starting a business in midlife is in vogue. And there are lots of great reasons for it which we’ll explore here.

According to a study by Paychex, there has been a massive surge in people seeking midlife career change since 2007. Here’s what they found:

“In 2007, there were two 50-plus year old entrepreneurs in every 10. Today, the rate stands at three in every 10.”

That’s a 50% increase in entrepreneurship for this age group!

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Are You Too Old to Start a New Business?

Spoiler alert: It’s never too late to start over in life.

If you’re at the mid-point of your career — and your life — you have a lot of advantages, my friend.

You’re not a newbie in your field. You’ve acquired deep expertise. You’ve got experience and wisdom to spare.

And you’ve probably been knocked around by life, at least a little.

All of the above makes you a great candidate to start a business.

Your knowledge, coupled with your experience overcoming challenges, will serve you well on this journey.

In this article, we’re going to talk about starting a particular kind of business — an online business.

Online businesses are inexpensive and relatively easy to start. And as someone in the middle of life and your career, you are in an enviable position to create an online business that takes you through retirement and beyond.

Read on to discover why — and grab some resources that will help you get started!

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How to Adopt an Online Leader Success Mindset

Your “success mindset” matters. Here’s why:

There’s a strange disconnect in the online business world.

Online business owners tend to be introverts.

I mean, really … it’s the perfect job for an introvert!

You can do your work all by yourself without needing to interact with a single person in real life. Your computer screen provides comfort and cover from the world outside your doors.

And despite the fact that you’re working alone, your business can flourish.

But here’s the disconnect …

To really grow an online business, you have to be willing to step into the limelight and claim your authority.

You have to be willing to be a leader.

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Business Focus: It’s Why Some People Triumph Online and Others Never Make It

Business focus is why some people are able to build the online business they dream of while others think about it … but never actually create it?

And why is it that some people are able to build an online presence … but never get it to the level where they can live off the revenue it creates?

Why — especially — does it seem like certain people come out of nowhere and claim their place in your area of expertise before you’ve had a chance to claim it yourself?

So frustrating …

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Inspiring business quotes to keep you going!

Business Got You Down? 12 Inspiring Quotes to Make Your Spirit Soar

When you’re going through a rough patch in your business, the exact right quote can be a balm to your soul.

Here’s the thing I’d love for you to remember: Hundreds of thousands of people have trod the path ahead of you, and left behind their advice, guidance, and encouragement.

Let’s listen to some wise business guides today.

What follows are some of the most inspiring business quotes I’ve found.

You can enjoy them on screen. They’re set up to be easily shared on Pinterest with a single click on the images. And I’ve created free printable bookmarks out of the designs I created so you can keep them close by. See below for how you can get the bookmarks in your inbox.

The quotes are divided into four sections:

  • Getting started: when you need encouragement to take your first steps
  • Getting things done: when you want to keep your momentum going
  • Relationships: because your business is only as strong as your network
  • Forging ahead: motivation for your future journey

I enjoyed designing these for you! I hope you find something here that inspires you today.

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How to love your customers

How to Love What You Do, Love Your Customers, Love Your Results

What’s the key to building the kind of business where you absolutely love what you do, love your customers, and love your results?

Let’s start with a simple question. What are you aiming for with this business of yours?

It may be …

  • BIG revenues: You want to earn enough to make a difference in your life, the lives of family members, and the family members of contractors and employees you may hire.
  • BIG impact: You want to make a difference, effect change, and watch as people benefit from the work you do.
  • BIG meaning: You want your business to add meaning to your life and the lives of people it touches.
  • BIG contribution: You want to contribute to a cause or a movement — that’s why you bring in revenue.

What’s your BIG?

Lately, I’ve been making this recommendation:

Think carefully about what motivates you before you put the time and effort into growing an online business.

Because the going will get tough. And when the tough times come, your BIG will see you through.

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