Most of the time we hear the classic story. Too young guns barely old enough to shave create a company. The company gets funding. It gains users and takes off. Young guns go on television in blue jeans and sneakers to tell their story. But if you aren’t young, can you still dream of being an entrepreneur? A recent Forbes article examined that question.
It’s also important to remember that a more seasoned executive is not the same thing as a seasoned entrepreneur. Consider the older executives starting businesses for the first time either out of necessity (due to layoffs or insufficient funds to move into retirement) or out of the desire to fulfill a personal dream. They may have greater financial resources than a younger founder, and a greater network of business resources to turn to, however, in a very real sense these individuals are also “young entrepreneurs” as they are moving into the challenging arena of start-up business for the very first time.”