Should Spouses Start a Retirement Business Together?

Starting a business can be a great way to increase retirement income. For a retired couple, a retirement business can provide a way to spend time together. Or maybe not.

Recently, I was talking to a man who felt like his marriage was in trouble and it centered over both he and his wife working together. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Personal Services: Wellbeing

There is a wide range of retirement activities that are included under the umbrella called wellbeing. Many of these activities have their roots in ancient times. Throughout history, they have been revered and reviled depending on the beliefs of the culture at the time. [Read more...]

Start a Business in Personal Services: Caring for People or Property

Caring for People
There are many retirement business opportunities to up your caretaking skills to use. Some jobs require training, but most are concerned with a mature person who is patient and compassionate. Since there is a wide range of people who need caretaking, consider what would be the best fit for you. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in the Healing Arts

The Healing Arts have been around for thousands of years. Long before there was ‘modern’ medicine, shamans and other wise ones used multiple ways to heal the body, soul and mind. While some of the practices listed here are controversial in different circles, many are gaining wider acceptance. All require training or specialized knowledge, but most are not regulated by state governments. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business in Finance

If you’re good with numbers and enjoy working with figures and finances, there are a number of different ways you can start a retirement business. You can start these business with minimal upfront investment. [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business Organizing Others

With 77 million aging baby boomers and their parents downsizing and rightsizing, there is a lot of opportunity to use your organizing skills to help others. Most people have more stuff than they know what to do with. As people get older, even cherished possessions can start to be a burden. For children of the elderly who need to move away from a family home, the process of sorting can be overwhelming [Read more...]

Start a Retirement Business With Crafts

Most craft businesses start out of a hobby. For one reason or another, the crafter decides to turn the hobby into a business. It may be a desire to cover the costs of equipment and supplies. It may be because family and friends want to purchase items. It may come from a need to earn additional income. There is now a term called hobbypreneurs to describe these people. [Read more...]

Start a Business in the Applied Arts

While roaming through an art gallery, my friend Caroline became enamored with purses made from handmade felt. She immersed herself over the next few months learning the skill and within half a year had a product line of beautiful handmade felt purses.

If you have a passion or interest in an applied or functional art, there are many opportunities for starting a retirement business. [Read more...]

Start a Business in Communication

While it’s possible to find a part time job, you’ll find most work related to writing and language is freelance and contract. If you’re a good writer, editor or researcher, you can make retirement income from your craft. [Read more...]

Start A Business With Plants

A passion for plants can lead to a nice retirement business. By utilizing space or land you already have, you’re maximizing your home asset to generate income. If you love gardening and raising plants as a hobby already, it’s a great way to get enjoyment, as well as supplement your retirement income. Because many seniors love other activities, plant based businesses are often seasonal, which adds to the appeal. [Read more...]