Is it harder to start a business when you are older?
I know starting a business requires long hours and a lot of stamina. It also requires a lot of skill. It is often hard to work the longer hours as you get older, but you have developed more skills. Do people recommend starting business when you are just out of school or developing experience and then starting a business?
No, you'll be wiser in many ways, appreciate the art of marketing, not be afraid to ask for help, be less stubborn and what you got to lose? Go for it girl!!
I don't know anyone who is sorry they started a business. I do know quite a few that have regrets for not starting one.
Age is irrelevant if you are set on what you want to do. If you have a solid plan, an open mind, a great team to back you up, and the capital needed to keep the ball rolling. Age coupled with experience and an open mind for change and adaptability, might be all you really need to start a business.
Focus on what you are great at doing. Don't do everything by yourself.
Business is human activity, whatever you do. As long as one can do it one can do it...
Nothing is impossible. Of course you can do it. As long as you are determined, goal-oriented and plan your time well, you can get things done and you can run a business. Age does not really matter. Just remember while pursuing success in your business, don't forget to keep a healthy lifestyle.
No set answer. Some young people have passion and determination. Some older people have passion and experienced skills.
When your "Y" is big enough, age is not the factor. That being said understanding your personal motivations and how they will play into the situation is key. I would encourage anyone thinking about going "out on their own", to first understand their personal framework. If “self-employment” is deemed the right next step, I offer a Start Your Own Business Boot Camp that can help you get to where you want to go. Best Regards
Your observations are correct. But I believe the more important issues are commitment & risk tolerance. New businesses are filled with emotional and financial risks that may be easier to absorb when young (prior to family, available years ahead for new efforts, etc.). If your financial resources are adequate and you can tolerate the frustrations associated with multiple tasks that may fail to deliver success, then go for it. Please make sure your planning asks the "what if" questions and includes contingencies needed to redirect your efforts.
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No Not at all.On the contrary,you are more matured the that time,have excellent business judgements,trouble shooting capabilities,great man management skills.What is required at this point of time is a)Extremely sound health.c)Definate "Can Do" Attitude c) Optimistic approach that boosts your confidence level.d)Healthy Business Environmental awareness both at national as well as Globe level.e)Software and networking skills.
Finally always bear in mind that having More age so many times have Benefits in dealing with various business agencies,regulatory organs & many other arenas,where your age is very much respected, making it easier for you to march towards business success.