Is it possible to become a Senior Entrepreneur (Seniorpreneur)?
by Joe Wasylyk
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
At 65 years old, I was almost penniless but definitely LOST not knowing what I should do with my life.
I read a book by Colonel Harland Sanders, titled: Life As I Have Known It Has Been Finger Lickin' Good . The Colonel at Age 65 sat on his rocking chair waiting for the mailman to come after he forced to sell his own Restaurant business due to highway re-construction. The mailman handed him a social security check in the amount of $110.00 and he looked at the check and said that I'm not going to wait around for Government cheques to arrive and proceeded to look at his own circumstances for a product or service he could develop and sell. When he came up with the secret seasoning spice for chicken the rest was history.
Based on the Colonel's life, I decided what I could do with my own circumstances. After looking at different business opportunities and being a failure at too many of them, I decided to join a Writers Guild (Writers Guild Of Alberta) to see how writers become published authors.
Taking this information in November, 2006 I started my Research Work on a book which I called "The Seniorpreneur Project".
Five years later, just around my 65th birthday, I completed my first new book titled: Encore! Encore! Seniors(50 Plus) As Entrepreneurs: Their Time Has Come. I realized that I couldn't do everything myself so I partnered with a younger person to work on the computer services area. Together we were able to achieve the Book Dream and at the same time create a website for the book: www.seniorpreneur.ca
Today, my business mission is to empower Seniors(50 Plus) to become Entrepreneurs through Lifelong Learning. My social mission is to help eradicate Seniors Poverty around the world.
You wrote books, I write this website... either way, we are sharing knowledge with others hoping to make our retired years happy, meaningful, and fantastic!