Think that entrepreneurship is a young person’s game? Well, research suggests that the average age of an entrepreneur heading a high-growth company is 45.
Age, so they say, is just a number and is proving to be the case for the growing ranks of entrepreneurs over 50 years of age.
It seems taking a back seat is something a lot of people are finding increasingly difficult to do and a return to work after retiring could be on the cards.
Although workforce diversity is key for many, a quarter of SME leaders have admitted they have no intention of making it a priority for their companies.
Even for medium-sized firms that have the luxury of a dedicated personnel department, one of the things that keeps entrepreneurs awake at night is how they can maintain a workforce that delivers on their vision for the enterprise.
With an ongoing skills gap, you may think the British workforce would like to learn new things, but 25 per cent of office workers believe it's increasingly more difficult to learn new software as time passes on.
Heidrick & Struggles has released a report highlighting the diversity of the UK's top firms, as well as its position as a global business hub.
The age old battle of the young vs old really gets down to business as youthful entrepreneurs grab the headlines but more over-65s than ever are in work.
Kevin Young outlines the risks that businesses are running by ignoring a great untapped resource: the employees over 60.
Age shouldn't matter in business, but knowing when the time is right to leave is crucial for anyone in a leadership position.
What is that makes so many business owners between 45 and 54 think about closing down business?
A growing number of highly-paid older workers in many businesses are causing a block in the pipe that is preventing financial resources.