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Retire, Reboot, Start a Business

More people in the second half of life are taking a turn as an entrepreneur

Wondering what to do next now that retirement looms? How about starting a business? Seriously.

The 55- to 64-year-old age group accounted for 26% of new entrepreneurs in 2017, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. That’s a significant increase over the 15% figure from 1996. Research by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows the same age group has the highest rate of business startup activity globally over the past decade.

Older entrepreneurs

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