A recent study shows that 25% of people ages 44 to 70 are interested in becoming an entrepreneur and 63% of Americans plan to work during retirement, according to encore.org.
The SBA has a toolkit for people ages 50+ that includes free online courses targeted at helping older entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses, it can be found on SBA.gov.
A recent Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) survey found the percentage of Boomers confident in their retirement preparations has declined by 7 percentage points in the past two years, to 37% in 2013.
Research by Symantec finds companies with less than 250 employees were the focus of 31% of all cyber attacks last year vs. 18% in 2011. About 56% of scams came through social media and were fake gift cards or surveys. Other interesting information from the survey: 1 in every 291 emails contains a virus; 1 in every 414 emails is phishing; the number of identities stolen per breach has jumped 350% vs. 2011; financial services was the 2nd highest industry attacked at 19% vs. 24% for manufacturing at #1; and the top causes of data breaches last year were by hackers (40%), accidentally made public (23%), theft or loss of computer (23%) and insider theft (8%).
The Guardian is reporting Facebook lost 4.0% of its users in the US (9mm) and 4.5% in the UK (2mm), as people spent less time on desktops and mobile usage increased.
The largest bank in the country is JPMorgan Chase, which has grown 60% from 2006 through the end of 2012 and is now $2.03T in size.
The Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity on business creation in the US finds startup activity has fallen to about 0.30% in 2012, about the level of 2007 and down from the peak of 0.34% reached in 2010.