Mar 1, 2019
It seems that it is often young entrepreneurs who make the headlines and receive most of the recognition for their accomplishments. Think of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) and Pete Cashmore (Mashable) — all in started their early 20s, and high up on the list of successful entrepreneurs. But the age of the founder is not the primary factor that determines whether or not a business will be successful.
In fact, there is an argument that those who start businesses later in life have a better chance of reaching success: Studies have shown that if you're over 55 years old, you are twice as likely as your counterparts who are under 35 to launch a high-growth startup.
Reasons to continue working after retirement vary according to the individual: some would like to have additional income, some do not have enough to retire comfortably, other aren’t fans of typical retiree activities feeling bored with them while also feeling they have a lot more to still contribute to the business world.
Psychologists say work and activity help seniors stay healthy: both mentally and physically. According to research by the Kauffman Foundation, the percentage of new entrepreneurs aged 55-64 increased from 15% in 1996 to almost 26% in 2014. And the number of senior business start-ups continues to grow even today.
Our guest today is one of these go getters. At 66 years old her passion for entrepreneurship and creating healing partnership continues to grow and evolve. Not ready to hang up her working shoes to bake cookies, rock in a chair and knit all day Suzanne Page started doing therapies in 1998 even though her passion for health care started as a teenager. In 2000 her became certified with the Reflexology Association of Canada and today she holds many designations including
RCRT - Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist
MCSRI - Member of Cranio-Sacral Reflexology Institute (London, England)
CRP - Canadian Reiki Practitioner
She is the owner of ynoT Therapies located in Smith Falls Ontario and in internationally sought-after therapist.