There is always a discussion around what age is the best for starting up a business, and a recent article shows that for some it might be around 40. Another article looks at the argument of whether there is a link between age and business success, which really shows it is a moving scorecard of pluses and minuses.
In some ways it is academic, you can be 15 or 51 (or 61 or more) and if you have a business in mind the opportunity is still there for you. Here in the UK we have specific business support for young people (equally useful for those more mature), as well as the older generation . While some businesses have self-defining age limits or restrictions, I agree with the view in the first entrepreneur article that suggests “timing is everything”. Continue reading