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Starting a Business when you are over 50

If you are considering starting a business when you are over 50 then it’s likely you have thought about it long and hard. It could be you’re retiring from your career or the kids have left home and it’s now your time to shine. Starting a business when you are over 50 is a challenge, but it is a challenge at any time in your life. At The Web Surgery we have worked with business owners of all ages and are experienced in helping older business owners get their venture off the ground. Here we’re looking at some things to keep in mind as you enter the business world in later life.

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.

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Assess your Risk Tolerance

Look at your business idea and consider the risks, how much are you willing to put up to keep your venture going or get it off the ground. Will you need financial support to be able to do this? You need to be honest with yourself about the level of risk you can handle and cope with. Your business idea needs to be strong enough and you need to 100% believe in it.

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 Prepared to Fail

No business faces a straight and simple path to success. There will be rejections and failure along the way as you try and sell your product and service so make sure you’re prepared for this. In most instances only 2-5% of your leads will actual result in business but this tends to be more than enough you need for success. The key is in not getting disillusioned by the no responses that come your way, it happens to every business.

Protect your Retirement Funds

It can be tempting to throw everything you have into your new business, but you shouldn’t bet all your retirement funds on it being a success. If you need investment look into startup loans or consider your other investments to raise capital. Look for funding from traditional sources and with a good business plan there is no reason you won’t find success.

Consider Expert Help

You can’t know everything about everything. While you may be an expert and passionate about your chosen business area, you must recognise where you need help. One area many older businesspeople need help is in crafting and building their online presence. The Web Surgery specialises in design and marketing services which can get your business off the ground and ensure you are setup online and ready to succeed.

Starting a business when you are over 50 is a great idea for many people. You have the experience and skills to throw into your business, but you should keep our considerations in mind. If you would like to discuss your business idea with our professional team get in touch today.

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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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