25 Jul 2021

Why more older New Zealanders are becoming entrepreneurs

From Sunday Morning, 8:18 am on 25 July 2021

All over the world there has been an increase in people aged 50+ starting businesses. In New Zealand there are patterns to confirm the trend, with evidence that businesses started by older entrepreneurs may have a higher survival rate than by those younger. To find out more, Dr Judith Davey conducted 20 in-depth interviews with people who had started new businesses after the age of 50, and the results found they're not just motivated by money.

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