No matter what you call it—encorepreneurship, third-act career or solo business—businesses started by midlifers (and beyond) are fundamentally different than the traditional small business. These energetic, creative and optimistic folks do not see their golden years in a rocking chair, or even on a gold course. They are the boomers who are used to upending society and will do it again with the vision of what “retirement” means. There are many useful books on starting your own small or solo business you should look into. But there is a growing body of work specific to the encorepreneur that deserve your attention. Here is a sampling of those books.
Unretirement. Uplifting read on the future for those fearful of life after 50. The new seniors are not giving up productive work and shrinking from society. The Boomers are the start of a transformation of the economy and society. Read it and be inspired. then get to work on that business you have always wanted to start.
Encore Entrepreneurs: The Baby Booker’s Guide to Reinventing Your Life. The is the guide book you need if you are looking to reinvent yourself. Great for those nearing reitrement, burned out or in retirement but not yet ready to quit the working life. It is a manual of working on your terms.