When it comes to starting a business, age is just a number

The world of work is changing fast.

The gig economy and a tight labor market are combining to give employees of all ages more options than they’ve had in decades. While some pursue new jobs with higher pay or more flexibility, others are opting to take the plunge into entrepreneurship.

The U.S. Census Bureau tracked 5.4 million new business applications in 2021, 1 million more than the previous record of 4.4 million in 2020. The data has continued to be strong in 2022.

Age has become less of…