No age limit to enterprising spirit

Sixty-five budding entrepreneurs over the age of 50, including representatives from Kildare were in Portlaoise recently for the ‘Senior Entrepreneurs’ Start Your Own Business Programme, organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards and Senior Enterprise.

Sixty-five budding entrepreneurs over the age of 50, including representatives from Kildare were in Portlaoise recently for the ‘Senior Entrepreneurs’ Start Your Own Business Programme, organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards and Senior Enterprise.

A second workshop is already being planned for later in the year, to cater for the unexpectedly high demand for places.

Last year in Ireland, 14% of all early stage entrepreneurs were people aged between 50 and 64. During the two day programme in Portlaoise, the budding Senior Entrepreneurs learned how to assess the feasibility of their business idea, how to develop practical skills for achieving business goals and they also got to grips with social media and online marketing.

Expressions of interest for the next ‘Senior Entrepreneurs’ Start Your Own Business programme can be emailed to info@seniorenterprise.ie or by contacting the local County or City Enterprise Board through www.enterpriseboards.ie.