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[Infographic] Why Running A Company Is The New Retirement

Colleagues Applauding Senior Businessman

Despite the slew of technology startups with their bevy of extremely young founders, when it comes to entrepreneurship or running a company youth can be overrated.

Interestingly, statistics show that the highest rate of entrepreneurial activity in the past decade has actually been among 55 to 64 year olds, with more than 1 in 3 new businesses started by an entrepreneur aged over 50 – one could say that old is the new young! Take a look around the entrepreneurship scene and you’d realize that age isn’t a factor when it comes to entrepreneurship success.

Here’s an infographic that shows us how age doesn’t quite matter when it comes to starting or running a business, and highlights a few older entrepreneurs who have made their mark on society:

Older Entrepreneurs and Their Success Why Running a Company is the New Retirement

[Infographic credit: Easy Life Cover]


Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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