There is a lot of talk about young entrepreneurs and teen entrepreneurs these days. There are many who are starting off at an early age and making it big in the business world and that is probably discouraging those in their thirties and forties. If you have the same thoughts, you should know that it is never too late. In fact, history is proof that there are plenty of entrepreneurs who started late and saw a lot of success. Albert Einstein is among them. Other big names include Muhammad Yunus and Tim Page.
If you think this happened only in the past and today is the time for young entrepreneurs only, you should take a look at this list of entrepreneurs who started late and are really successful today:

Reid Hoffman
We have all heard of him.He studied at Stanford and it took him a decade and a half to actually figure out what he wanted to do! Do you know at what age the co-founder of LinkedIn saw success? He was thirty-five years old. He sold PayPal and with the money he made, he created LinkedIn. When he was 43 years old, LinkedIn was launched for the public. I don’t need to mention anything more than that.

Thomas Siebel
In his lifetime, he worked at Gain Technology and Oracle Corporation. At the age of 41, his company Siebel Systems saw success. Today, the company is extremely famous and has around 45% market share.

Robert Noyce
He was always the studious student and he grew up to be a studious scientist. He is the co-founder of the Fairchild Semiconductor company. However, he saw success at the age of 40 with Intel!

Ray Kroc
If you love McDonalds, Ray Kroc is the man that you should thank. He purchased McDonalds for $2.7 million from Richard and Maurice McDonald. He first convinced them to let him franchise their drive-in restaurant. He then worked to create a brand for it. After that, he hit jackpot and he was able to purchase it and transform it into such a huge chain.

Colonel Harland David Sanders
Sanders had to shift from one job to another throughout his life because his bosses kept firing him! It was at the age of 65 that he finally found success through persistence and persuasion skills. When he sold KFC, it had 600 outlets. He sold it for $2 million in 1964, which is equivalent to today’s $15 million.

Surely, these names will encourage you to continue relentlessly and be successful regardless of your age.

Entrepreneurial Learning
Right from Albert Einstein to the co-founder of LinkedIn, there are many successful entrepreneurs who found success very late in life. You should be inspired by them and understand that age is not a factor at all. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you can be one at any age.

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Starting a business is a leap of faith even in the best of circumstances. We at Kuza Biashara are focussed to encourage these daring small business owners who have the potential to innovate and change the world by contributing to the nation’s economy and livelihood.
“Kuza” in Kiswahili means Grow and “Biashara” is Business.

As a small business moves through the various stages of its life cycle, it requires different support programs that are suited to its specific needs at that time. Kuza Biashara offers training, educational, and business support services which are critical to their success and enable them move from an informal sub-sector to a knowledge based economy.

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