“Older entrepreneurs often enjoy the advantages of professional and personal experience. Jake Messier, who founded his first company at age 45, may be a case in point.” Read the entire article here.
TAKING THE FIRST STEP ISN’T EASY.
There’s a lot to consider before quitting your day job. What are your goals? What does success mean? Is your startup as valuable as you think it is? Do you have an early client base? Have you talked to your loved ones about the risks? Can you adopt an all-or-nothing mentality? They’re not easy questions to answer, especially later in your career, but with the help of someone who’s been down the road as a mentor it can make it easier to take the leap.
NO ONE TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO, (EXCEPT FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS).
Having the independence to make your own decisions is considered a key benefit of being an entrepreneur, followed by a better work/life balance and the ability to creatively innovate.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.
Go Daddy, Lululemon, IBM, Siebel Systems, GEICO, LinkedIn, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Home Depot, E*Trade, Intel, and hundreds of other successful companies were all started by someone over 40. What’s holding you back? Let’s talk about it.