If you’re ready for a new start, make it a smart start
For many Americans born between 1946 and 1964, retirement has a very different meaning than it did a generation ago. According to a recent USA Today/Gallup poll, 63% of non-retired adults in the United States plan to work in retirement; two-thirds say enjoyment of work is the key reason.
And why not? With years of valuable work experience, maturity, and plenty of energy, today’s older workers are increasingly finding financial and personal fulfillment in running their own small businesses.
Indeed, there are as many reasons for starting a small business as there are Americans reaching retirement age: corporate layoffs, the need to supplement income, a desire for a more flexible lifestyle, advanced technology that is leveling the playing field for small businesses, the chance to realize a personal ambition to be the boss and reap the rewards.
Sound like you? The US Small Business Administration (SBA) and its Resource Partners can help you navigate your personal journey to success.