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AARP & Public Private Strategies
Launch the Small Business Resource Center for 50+
AARP and Public Private Strategies launched the free Small Business Resource Center for the 50+ to provide important resources to aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners. Older entrepreneurs can find support, resources and practical guidance as they start, manage and grow their business…
A significant majority of small business are owned by entrepreneurs who started their businesses later in life. More than half (54%) of America's small business owners are over 50 and in 2019 they employed almost half (47.3%) of the U.S. private workforce.
How To Successfully Pull Off A Dramatic Career Switch During COVID-19
Your skills may be more transferable than you think
by Monica Torres at huffpost.com
A lot of workers have been job hunting in entirely new directions after the coronavirus pandemic upended their lives and careers.
In fact, 63% of workers who lost jobs because of COVID-19 have changed industries, according to a Harris Poll survey of more than 1,970 Americans conducted in October. The top reasons people gave for making a career switch were being laid off or fearing a layoff, needing more money, and feeling like there was no room for growth in their field.
6 Ways Stress Affects Your Body More After 60
by Sophie Chung at sixtyandme.com
Stress can be an interesting phenomenon. In many ways, experiencing it throughout our day-to-day lives can be a good thing – pushing us to become more adaptable, and helping us to become more resilient.
As we get older though, and regardless of the reason behind its emergence, coping with stress can begin to feel more difficult than it once had. That’s why it’s important to have some good coping mechanisms in place for dealing with any stress that may come along.
NIFTY TIP of the DAY
A New Day
There is so much that’s different in today’s job market
Any older worker who has been paying attention knows all too well that today’s job market is vastly different from when you first entered it 30, or 40, or more years ago.
Back then the age discrimination that was the bane of your existence was that you were too young, too inexperienced, too green behind the ears. Now you’ve gone full circle with ageism again being a major concern, but the perspective is totally different. MORE
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.