Trading Your Business for Retirement

Small business ownerInstead of saving steadily for retirement, some small business owners plan to sell their enterprise for a lump sum that will fund their golden years. However, this can be a risky strategy. It’s important to contribute to a retirement savings plan as much as you can. As for selling your business, you might want a contingency plan there as well.

For example, Plan A may be to sell for a generous profit, but Plan B could be to retain equity in the business and train a younger employee or one of your children to take it over when you retire. It’s a good idea to consider the demographic of potential target buyers of your business in the future and to manage operations to enhance its appeal to that group of individuals. For example, upgrade your technology systems to increase its value. Remember, too, that if you continue to own a share of the business, it could generate passive income to supplement your nest egg.

If we can be any assistance in helping you with your retirement strategies, please call us at 801-990-5055.

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