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5 Business Plans That Men Can Pursue After 50

The passion to become an entrepreneur can encourage a man at any age. It doesn’t make a difference if you’re a technology-obsessed millennial who’s into wearing faded jeans and hoodies or an experienced man in his 50s who’s trying to make his lifelong dream come true. A research recently proved baby boomers have a stronger passion for becoming an entrepreneur than the younger generation. Maybe it’s the life experience that compels men between the ages 55-65 to develop a business of their own. They’re just not afraid to take the risk at this age as men in the age group of 20-35 are. Once you’ve made up your mind about becoming an entrepreneur, there are numerous financial matters to consider.

But on top of all those matters is what kind of business activity you should pursue. And that’s what we’ll discuss in this article. It turns out there are plenty of viable opportunities in the current economy.

A Service for Senior Citizens

Aging men often pursue a business opportunity that involves offering services to senior citizens in their 70s and 80s. In fact, such services are better offered by men in their 50s and 60s. For instance, you can start a business that provides advocacy services to patients, sorting out their billing mistakes or managing their insurance coverage. There’s a great demand for personal finance advisors and fitness trainers for seniors as well.

Business Consultancy

By the time you hit the 50s, you would have seen a lot in your life, gained a lot of experience, and would surely be in a place where you can pass your knowledge on to other businesses now. A lot of couples in their 50s have started their own business consultancy and have seen it flourish over time. In fact, some of them are earning more than they ever got paid in their lives.


So many businesses open up every year that can benefit from your bookkeeping business. The best thing about setting up a bookkeeping business is that the barriers to open such a business are very low. If you’re comfortable with numbers and know the basic concepts of bookkeeping, then this is an avenue worth exploring for 50 something gents.

Digital Business

The booming digital market is full of opportunities, not just for the new generation, but for the retiring one as well. Just come up with an idea that you think has a demand and tap into the market using all sorts of social media platforms for building and strengthening your customer base. You can start out in any field, like repair and maintenance, home care, or even online education business.

Follow Your Passion

Just trust your passion for once and start something that you have always wanted to do but couldn’t. Men our age exit the corporate world and do all sorts of things. They start their own travel agency, retail business, restaurant, and some have even gone on to become bakers and computer trainers for other elderly people.

These are all great ideas. If you’re considering living out your 50s on your own terms, taking orders from no one but yourself, then you must not delay your chance to live that kind of life any further. The sooner you plan your life ahead of you, the better it will be.

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The Manopause Team
The Manopause Team
An overeducated and underpaid team of writers, researchers and very opinionated men and women of all ages. Venturing into heretofore uncharted online territory, they are dedicated to entertaining, educating, inspiring and uniting men over 50 ...and the people who love them.
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