Why Boomers Might Be the Breakout Stars of Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

Why Boomers Might Be the Breakout Stars of Entrepreneurship (Infographic)
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A hefty portion of the boomer generation is zooming in on retirement. But many of these individuals aren’t thinking about lawn chairs and backyard barbeques. They’re thinking about embarking on a career as an entrepreneur.

Boomers, the generation of people born between 1946 and 1964, are twice as likely to be gearing up to launch a business in the next year than millennials are, according to entrepreneurship organization the Kauffman Foundation in its 2015 State of Entrepreneurship Study.

That’s good news for the U.S. economy which, despite a rise in the reputation of the entrepreneur and some breakout superstars, has been struggling to reverse a downward trend of entrepreneurship since the Great Recession.

Related: The Case For and Against Millennials as the Greatest Entrepreneurial Generation (Infographic)

What older entrepreneurs may lack in energy, they make up for in previous work experience. Also, they tend to have a relatively significant level of wealth amassed, according to the Kauffman Foundation. And when you are trying to get a business off the ground, having money to work with is a pretty big boon.

For a closer look at the the advantages and disadvantages boomers have in the game of entrepreneurship, take a look at the infographic generated by the Kauffman Foundation, embedded below.

Related: Baby Boomers, Who Are More Successful as Entrepreneurs, Are Great Startup Assets

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Why Boomers Might Be the Breakout Stars of Entrepreneurship (Infographic)

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