Okay, so this may sound completely crazy, but hear us out. If you have been laid off because of COVID-19 or you’re simply sick of your current job, maybe it’s time to start a business or find a new career. Okay, we said it. Now take a deep breath and listen to why this makes sense. First of all, disruption creates opportunity. Secondly, you have the time (and hopefully the will) to make a change and set yourself up for financial success in the future. Third, there are more small business loans and other resources available for free right now. FirstLantic shares three ideas to help get you started. 1. What do people need right now? They need delivery services, online goods, or maybe virtual [...]
Our senior population is the largest, fastest-growing, and most sustainable natural resource that we have. So, why does blatant ageism still exist especially when it comes to older workers? Why do many people see a senior worker as a negative rather than a positive? In a rapidly aging society, we are going to have to stop playing into ageist stereotypes and start embracing a workforce that is experienced, educated, motivated, and over 50. FirstLanticexplores how older workers are the secret weapon to fueling economic growth.
It’s not a secret that it becomes harder to get hired by companies the older that you get. That’s why the idea of starting a business can seem so appealing. However, having your own company is not for the faint of heart. It can mean living without a regular paycheck which is scary enough, but how do you know that your idea is even worth pursuing? Before you dive in, FirstLantic has developed some questions that you should answer first to see if it’s the right path for you.