As we grow older, many of us are considering alternatives to retirement.
A growing number of us plan to forgo golf, travel and other pursuits to continue working through what have long been considered the retirement years. According to a report by AARP, 80 percent of those born from 1946 to 1964 plan to work after retirement! But we wonder what that percentage would be if you included the rest of us!
Some are planning on taking this time of their lives to start a small business. In fact, AARP also reported that 40 percent of U.S. entrepreneurs are over 50.
For those thinking to take advantage of this trend, here are some tips!
Do it Your Way. A home- based career allows you to decide everything from how much time you want to dedicate to your business to where you want to be located.
No More Office. Many experts believe that taking a business online is the easiest way to accomplish your goal of working while maintaining freedom. If your small business is located online, you have low overhead costs and can be found by customers around the globe without regard to where you are located.
Have an Online Presence. Virtually every business can be helped with a presence on the Web. This is easier than it seems if you work with a reputable Web solutions partner.
Do What You Enjoy. Becoming your own boss is an opportunity to do something you want to or something you have always wanted to do! For example, you can spend as much time as you want on a hobby because you’re making money in the process or helping other people or working with the kind of customers you choose to work with.
Do you have plans for retirement?! Why not start NOW?!