active – engaged – creative – productive
Many adults (50+) have the accumulated experience, financial resources, health and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive social impact in their communities. Consider the seniorpreneur.
The focus of the socialpreneur is divided between helping the community and making a profit. A social enterprise can be defined as a sustainable and scalable business that addresses a social problem such as unemployment, social isolation, or lack of affordable housing.
Over the past 12 years, I’ve consulted with organizations and individuals to identify existing or anticipated opportunities for older adults who want to launch a small business or social enterprise. Our research included online surveys, informal focus groups and hundreds of individual interviews.
Our workshops are designed to empower older adults reach their full potential in all ways. This includes raising awareness of business, social and late-career possibilities. In less than twenty years, it is projected that one in four Canadians will be over the age of sixty-five. If an entrepreneurial adult wants a career change or work past the traditional age of retirement, he or she might start looking at entrepreneurial and social enterprise options as they approach their late forties and fifties.
Workshop dates announced mid February 2019.