When we were young, we thought we could grow and to become anything we want. We had the chance to dream and not worry about how our choices could change the rest of our lives. As we grow older, we learn that we need stability and have everything planned out for us. But the truth is, we should never stop taking chances and risks for something we truly want to accomplish. When you think about the start of a business you might picture a young man or woman who is just starting out without much experience in the world. That they can afford failing at what they try to do but still land on their feet and try again. However this is not the case for most business owners today. In a 2009 report from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Dane Spangler reported that Americans between the ages of 55 and 64 had a higher rating of entrepreneurial activity than Americans aged 20-34 from 1996-2007.
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