Boomer entrepreneurs are making it big by doing what they love

Older Americans are increasingly launching new ventures. In fact, 2015 data from the Kauffman Foundation show that boomers were nearly twice as likely to plan to launch businesses than their millennial counterparts. The research group’s 2016 Index of Startup Activity shows that those ages 55-to-64 represent 24.3 percent of all new entrepreneurs, compared to just 14.8 percent in the same age group in 1996.


“I BUILT WHAT I WANTED TO HAVE, AND IT TURNED OUT A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE WANTED TO HAVE IT TOO.”-Darrell Jennings, founder of American Music Furniture Company.”