There's been lots in the media lately about the number of young people out of work (based on the latest Office National Statistics figures), but very little around the fact that 1 in 3 over 50's are without work. Almost 60% have nothing, other than a state pension to rely on. For many over 50's who want to work, because there is still so much age discrimination in the market place, becoming self-employed or starting their own business is a much more attractive option. PRIME (one of the Prince's charities) founded to help over 50's set up their own business is launching the first national Olderpreneurs Roadshow starting at Bristol on the 23rd September; offering free advice and support to anyone interesting in becoming an entrepreneur. Anyone going along will be able to hear from local Olderpreneurs about their experiences, find out about local sources of support, find out more about how PRIME can help (for example the charity runs an Olderpreneur Loans Scheme). There will also be opportunities for networking. And it's FREE. You can book online by visiting www.primebusinessclub.co.uk and if you can't come along to the Roadshow, PRIME, has a FREE Business Club that you can join. After Bristol, the roadshow will move to Leeds on 14 October and Manchester on 9 December. It will then be in London, Birmingham and Glasgow or Edinburgh (dates to be confirmed). Be interested in hear about what you feel are the benefits of running a business as an 'olderpreneur'.