June 29, 2014 Faced with cracked nest eggs and a lackluster job market, older Americans are becoming entrepreneurs. If you're a baby boomer with a business plan, you should know about a growing number of free and low-cost resources, some specifically geared for your generation. According to the nonprofit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 represented 23.4% of the entrepreneurs who launched businesses in 2013—up from 14.3% in 1996. In recent years, the foundation says, this age group has created new businesses at a higher rate than any other. The data, writes Kauffman research director Dane Stangler, indicate "the United States might be on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom—not in spite of an aging population but because of it." Read more… http://online.wsj.com/articles/where-older-entrepreneurs-can-find-help-1404001078
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