Recently we have heard of two "retirement business" projects. This is when retirees decide to use some or all of their retirement savings to go into a business to generate ongoing retirement income and keep them busy. In both of these cases, the businesses did not survive and these retirees lost their funds invested in the project.
We have seen this happen before and the key risks are:
We see the best results in businesses where it is a natural progression either from a hobby or another business and deciding to suddenly change careers close to or post-retirement is a huge risk.