Self-employment starts at 40
The average age for setting up a small business is 40, according to a study by workplace pensions provider NOW. The poll found that 58% of those starting a business were aged 35 to 44, against 15% aged over 65. One in five (18%) of 35 to 44-year-olds disliked their previous jobs and 44% wanted a better work-life balance. Just 25% of those currently aged 65 to 74 opted for self-employment for a better work-life balance.
Source: The Mail on Sunday (05/06/2016)