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Over 50s are new business start-up generation

Self-employment is increasing in every age group, but statistics show it is older people who are becoming their own bosses at a much faster rate. As the new start-up generation over 50s (and particularly over 55s) are taking the market by store. Over 55s make up 20% of all Britain’s new business owners according to the Office for National Statistics and this is particularly exciting when you consider all the talent, knowledge and experience being brought to the table.

There is no perfect age to enter the business world and at The Web Surgery we help businesspeople of all backgrounds and life experiences. Keep the following in mind as an older businessperson and there is no reason your venture can’t be huge success:

See how we can help your business

For over a decade, we’ve helped clients take their business to the next level through a combination of strategy, design, technology and marketing.

Click our interactive video and find out how we can help your business.

Have Faith

If don’t have faith in your business idea and abilities, then why will anyone else? As an individual with many years’ experience, both in work and in life, you have a plethora of skills to work with. You can call up a wide range of different experiences to help you in business. Experiences which may have seemed completely irrelevant could be those which provide you with the skills you need to boost your business.

Web Design UK

Bespoke, responsive websites
CMS (Content Management Systems)

SEO & Marketing

Marketing Online & Offline
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
Social Media

Graphic Design

Logo design

Video Production

Training and development
Corporate videos

Content Creation

Website content
Update blogs
Social media


Photo shoot on location
Product shots
Ad campaigns

App Development


Support & Hosting

Hosting & backups
Software updates & maintenance

Be Ready to Juggle

Those aged 50 and over are often referred to as the “sandwich generation”. As people live longer and longer you may find yourself supporting both your ageing parents and your children at the same time. This means you need expert juggling skills to throw a business into the mix. Starting up a business is relentless at the best of times but with good organisation and real commitment, there is no reason it won’t succeed.

Stay Practical

You may have a vision of how you want things to be when your business is a success, but the early days are all about being practical and business-focused. Having an idea and doing nothing with it is what hundreds of potential businesspeople do every day. If you want to make a success of your business idea you have to do the groundwork, research your market and practically carry out every step necessary to launch a successful business.

Keep up with the Crowd

Being older is not an excuse for not keeping up to date. Public opinion will already be that you’re “behind the times” so make sure you work to avoid this assumption. The world of business moves very quickly and you have to keep up with it. Any area you’re not sure about you should consider consulting experts and working with professionals who can keep your business (and yourself) up to speed.

At The Web Surgery we are pleased to see the growth in older entrepreneurs. We look forward to working with you and your business in the future.

We connect your business with customers

We go beyond delivery. We create smart digital marketing strategies that keep people talking and sharing – and build powerful business results through a combination of Marketing, SEO, Social Media, Video Production, Photography and Content Creation.

Contact us today to see how we can help your business

With this package of startup essentials your business is already poised to go and you can simply start to spread the word and draw in the customers. At the Web Surgery we are proud to help many small businesses get off the ground and cannot wait to hear about your venture and how we can help.

If you would like to find out more about what we can offer please get in touch today.

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5 Star Rating

I have nothing but praise for The Web Surgery, who revamped my static website into a cutting-edge platform for selling my books. They are easy to communicate with and extremely well-priced. A truly happy collaboration.

Tim AdlerAuthor and editor on The Daily Telegraph

I would like to thank you once again for all your help and support as Chair of Marketing for the Hampstead Business Association and in particular the Christmas Festival. The results of your efforts were fantastic - what a crowd we had and what power there is in marketing and social media which you handled exceedingly well. Thank you once again from all of us.

Andrew Lavery Chairman - Hampstead Business Association

My people love The Web Surgery - They should get a Oscar in web design and counselling!

Jonathan MilesRadio presenter at BBC Newcastle

I thought building a website would be difficult. Not at all. The Web Surgery made the process simple, understandable and effective.

Richelle WilderFilm & TV Script Editor

Thank you so much for all your help in creating our website. It has been a great pleasure to work with you all and the website is certainly something that we will always be proud of.

Charlotte TrundleyMarketing Director at Lynden Swainston Associates

The Web Surgery were great when we decided to update our existing website. We wanted something modern and fresh - they had a very good vision and implemented all of our suggestions.

Amy TaylerMarketing Manager at Springboard Properties

Thank you for creating my website, it’s amazing and so easy to use. I would totally recommend The Web Surgery.

Tilly BlackwoodActress

I would recommend the Web Surgery to build a new or improve on existing websites. I've had many built over the years and will only be using them from now on.

John HeathCEO at Risk Safety Services

KNW Training is extremely happy with the fresh look of our new website and with advice from The Web Surgery we now have a website that is product focussed and easy to use by our clients and instructors.

Gemma RigbyMarketing Manager at KNW Training

The Web Surgery were friendly, fast, efficient and within budget. From advice on what work best for us was smart and insightful. I would recommend their work to anyone wanting a professional presence on the web.

Frankie Kenny
Director of FK London

Thank you to everyone at The Web Surgery for all their help… we love what you’ve done for us!

Roderick Williams
The Urban State

The Web Surgery went above and beyond to ensure my site was functional as well as visually appealing and were able to offer honest punctual feedback along the way. I really feel that the team were passionate about my project, and I think my new website really reflects that!

Josh BystromCEO of Bystrom Film & TV Productions