First we had mumpreneurs - the women raising children while also setting up thriving businesses from their kitchen tables.
And now we have so-called "granpreneurs" who are breaking the "silver ceiling" and taking the business world by storm. They are a generation of spirited, vivacious and entrepreneurial grannies, ripping up the rule book and eschewing steady retirement in order to launch successful businesses.
Historically, the over-50s have had fewer entrepreneurs. But according to the UK Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report published by Aston University Business School in July 2014, 6.5 per cent of over-50s are starting businesses - the same percentage as 18 to 49-year-olds - for the first time.
They may have had a long career in employment, but when retirement looms they think: "Hang on, I want to do something I'm passionate about now," and many devise business plans to become their own boss.