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Is It Too Late For You To Start A Business? [Inspiring Infographic]

November 17, 2014

We’ve been on quite a wild ride here at CurrencyFair growing from an idea in someone’s head to becoming the world’s leading peer-to-peer money transfer service with thousands of customers around the world.

Here are two things we’re quite sure of:

  1. There are thousands, if not millions, of people who would love to start their own business.
  2. Many of those people are wondering to themselves: Is too late to start a business?

Well, we’ve some great news for you – it’s definitely not too late.

Here’s a fun fact to start with: have you heard of Colonel Sanders? Yes, he started the global franchise, KFC (Kentucky Friend Chicken). Here’s something you may not know about the Colonel:

“Before Harland Sanders became a world-famous Colonel, he was a sixth-grade dropout, a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, a railroad worker, an aspiring lawyer, Colonel Sandersan insurance salesman, a ferryboat entrepreneur, a tire salesman, an amateur obstetrician, an (unsuccessful) political candidate, a gas station operator, a motel operator and finally, a restaurateur. At the age of 65, a new interstate highway snatched the traffic away from his Corbin, Ky., restaurant and Sanders was left with nothing but a Social Security check and a secret recipe for fried chicken.”

That’s right, Colonel Sanders started the global phenomenon, KFC, at the age of 65 from his shop kitchen. Inspiring stuff – even if you don’t like fried food.

Moving from fast food to the tech world now – you may not know this but the co-founders of CurrencyFair were all working mid-career in perfectly nice, comfortable jobs with steady pay and benefits. They weren’t teenage tech geniuses of Facebook or Stripe fame. However, they were driven to build something from nothing and indeed they have. CurrencyFair is now a flourishing online business that is approaching 100,000 customers around the world. (Are you a customer? If not, check this out).

What about you? Are you thinking about starting your own business?

Let’s take a look at people who have achieved success in life well after others in the chosen fields had started.

It’s Not Too Late For You To Start A Business

Here are some famous people who came to success later in life.

Is It Too Late To Start A Business

Impressive eh? We have to thank Funders & Founders for reminding us of these success stories.

If you do decide to start a business, make sure you let us know here: Tell us about your startup.

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