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Entrance Strategy: What Is the Best Age to Become an Entrepreneur?

A new paper by researchers at MIT, Northwestern University and the U.S. Census Bureau dispels the classic myth that the best entrepreneurs are those who are quitting college and becoming tech wunderkinder in their twenties.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in qualities of a successful entrepreneur, entrepreneur funding, millennial entrepreneurs, senior entrepreneurs
 

6 Entrepreneurial Myths to Ditch Today

If you are considering starting your own business, it is easy to talk yourself out of it. There are too many falsehoods and myths out there that paint an inaccurate picture of what it means to start your own business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in entrepreneur, entrepreneur funding
 

A 9-Step Guide: Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

When do you know it is time to take a leap of faith when it comes to your career?

Every would-be entrepreneur has asked that question in a moment of soul-searching. When is the right time to move on, to try something different, and to take a calculated risk?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in funding options, entrepreneur funding, new entrepreneurs
 

Ageism Denied: 5 Reasons Senior-Run Startups Succeed

Margaret Lewis had a great job and a great salary in what she described as the high point of her career. It was 2016 when she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for 23 days.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in small business loans
 

Elderly Motivation: Top TED Talks to Inspire Senior Entrepreneurs

Paul Tasner was a talented engineer with more than 40 years of uninterrupted work experience. Just before Christmas in 2009, he was working as director of operations and called into an office.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business startup funding
 

How Does Ageism Affect Older Entrepreneurs?

What role does age discrimination play in shaping the decisions of older entrepreneurs to go out on their own? 

The question is an interesting one, given the rise of older business owners and the impact the oldest among us is having on the small-business landscape across the United States.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business startup funding
 

7 Top Tips for Senior Women Entrepreneurs

Women over 50 have the skills, experiences, and talent to be successful entrepreneurs. As seen in the recent post, The Senior Startup: Tales from the Second Act, there are powerful stories of women who have made the leap to make their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in funding options, women entrepreneurs
 

The Senior Startup: Tales from the Second Act

Age is just a number. For entrepreneurs over 50, age – and the wisdom, experience, and insights it provides – are invaluable when contemplating starting a business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business startup funding
 

8 Tech Tools Your Small Business Needs to Scale

For entrepreneurs, any tool that helps do the job easier is a welcome addition. Choosing where to invest tech budget dollars and time to learn the applications are key decisions. 

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business loans
 

Build a Better Business with Your Marketing Tool Kit

Small businesses often find it challenging to get the word out about who they are and what they are providing to customers. Failing to focus on a robust marketing strategy can leave many small businesses wondering why customers are not visiting their storefronts or websites.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in loans for small business
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