Redundancy and unemployment is a huge problem for the over 50 community; many of whom possess a wealth of skill and ambition, yet are turned away from employment because of their age. Rod’s story proves that self-employment is a fantastic and fulfilling option for people over the age of 50.
With help from The Prince’s Initiative, a charity set up by HRH The Prince of Wales, dedicated to helping business creation by the over 50 entrepreneur, Rod was supported through his self-employment journey.
Rod said, “Being made redundant seemed awful at the time. The Prince’s Initiative’s support has been truly invaluable. It’s great that self-employment for people over the age of 50 is being encouraged by this organisation and they are fantastic in helping over 50s turn their dream into a reality – helping them make the leap into self-employment with the skills necessary to succeed.”
For more information about the UK wide courses that The Prince’s Initiative offers to the over 50 entrepreneur visit www.prime.org.uk/courses.