Boomers take to starting their own businesses amid difficult economy

10/15/2013 | NBC News

Around 23.4% of new entrepreneurs were in the 55-to-64 age bracket in 2012, up from 14.3% in 1996, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. That's a sign that boomers are responding to a weak job market and technological advances by starting their own businesses, experts say. "It's become easier technologically and geographically to do this at older ages. We'll see continued higher rates of entrepreneurship because of these demographic trends," said Kauffman researcher Dane Stangler.

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