Starting and running a small business is not for the faint of heart. It requires long hours, lots of determination, and above all, passion. And things that can be difficult even during the best of times have been magnified exponentially during COVID-19. Businesses are forced to deal with a whole new set of challenges in a pandemic world. As a small company that has just celebrated its 20th anniversary, FirstLantic has experienced the ups and downs firsthand. From that sense of accomplishment when your business succeeds to the pressure of growing and evolving, we can relate. We also realize how crucial it is for small businesses to access available resources. The problem is that many smaller enterprises don’t know where to begin. That’s why FirstLantic [...]
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.