There are many reasons today why women in their 50’s, 60s and even their 70s, want to work.

Full retirement may sound very attractive to some, but for others it signifies a time when they cease to be a productive part of the community and this can have a profound effect on their self-esteem and general well-being.

More women in their senior years are enjoying good health, and are keen to continue to use their minds and skills at a high level.

More are single.

And more, due to a late divorce or relationship breakdown, are finding themselves on their own and with limited retirement savings.

Although things are slowly improving, older women in the workforce face a double standard.

They’re pressured to look young and attractive but rejected on the grounds of being “over-qualified.”

One option is to start your own business.

But, despite a lifetime of experience, many women lack the confidence to take the plunge.

Chances are you’ve learned a thing or two about life and business that will be helpful to others.

Is it time you changed direction?

If the path you’re on isn’t working for you anymore, take the time to evaluate your situation.

Explore your distinct and creative alternatives.

Age really has very little bearing on whether you’re going to be successful or not.

It all comes down to your determination and your willingness to give it your all.

If you’re letting your age stop you from pursuing your dreams of entrepreneurship, don’t!

Quite a number of entrepreneurs don’t even think about launching their own business until they are well into their 40s, 50s and even 60’s.

What you may lack in youthful energy comes back multiplied in experience.

Embrace change!

Decide to be adventurous.

Put in the time to get to know yourself and decide what you really want to accomplish.

Do you want to make a substantial income?

Do you want to share your passion with the world?

There is no limit to the number of small business ideas for women over 60.

Now is the time of your life to do the things that you love.

If you can build a successful business around your passions, so much the better!

As women we celebrate the tremendous gifts each of us has to offer to enrich the lives of others.