Retirement Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Raising the Odds of Selling your Business

The business of selling a business is not exactly a new trend. The number of businesses listed for sale in many different forms of media is proof that this course of action taken by entrepreneurs is backed by the right reasons. For several reasons, business owners decide to sell their company. Many do so due [...]

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Boomers Set to Control 70% of Disposable Income – Who Are You Marketing To?

Baby Boomers represent 44% of the US population and by 2017 are estimated to hold 70% of US disposable income. Combine their buying power with their fast adoption of technology – one-third of Boomers say they are heavy internet users, with more than 8 million Boomers spending more than 20 hours a week online – [...]

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Why Baby Boomers Are Buying Franchises

If you want to venture into business with less risk, franchising is the way to go. When you buy a franchise, you get all the kits, training and the likes, so as a franchisee you don’t have to worry about strategic planning or brand marketing.  According to FinancialPost.com, it has been observed that more and more [...]

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Closing Your Business? What You Need to Know

When you start a business, you should not think only about how to run it but also how to close it.  Statistics show that many businesses close shop after a year or two of operations.  The reasons could be financial, mismanagement, the economic crisis, etc.  Entrepreneur.com shares with its readers closing business tips from Deborah [...]

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Are You Ready To Sell Your Company?

Selling your company after investing years of hard work and money is a difficult and long process.  David Lonsdale of Allegiance Capital in his article that appeared at Inc.com says you have to ask yourself some questions to find out if you are ready to let go – Who do you want to sell your [...]

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Are You Ready to Retire? Read these 5 Retirement Myths

Plan your retirement or exit strategy as soon as you start a business.  This is the main essence of Norm Bates’s article at The Star.com. Bates owns a transition planning company that focuses on small businesses.  He outlines misconceptions about retirement and enumerates steps one has to take for a smooth transition from running a [...]

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Small Business Workers Unprepared for Retirement

UPI.com presented statistics from surveys by Nationwide Financial and the Harris Poll about the lack of a 401 (k) plan or similar employee self-funded retirement plan for small businesses.  While majority of small business owners say having such a plan attracts qualified employees, they say that they find this too expensive to offer their employees. [...]

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Waiting … To Sell Your Business

I just had a birthday.  Yeah I know- So What….  But  celebrating a birthday when you are “Middle Age” by most definitions and or “old” by my teenage daughters definition a little introspection is done.  Fact is Im not getting any younger.  As a business broker based in Florida it also makes me think of all [...]

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Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How To Give Financial Advice To Baby Boomers In An Insecure Economy

The financial planner, in this day and age, is often seen as something akin to the proverbial fox in the hen house- and may be treated likewise. The economic outlook is grim, and this doesn’t inspire confidence in clients; open any paper and dire predictions are handed out like candy at a pre-school playground. The [...]

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Should You Buy a Franchise After You Retire?

Retirement Is Not a Dead End Americans today are living longer than ever and enjoying an active lifestyle at a more advanced age than their parents ever did.  A famous saying from a decade or two ago was, “Forty is the new thirty.”  When it comes to business owners, though, you might say, “Seventy is [...]

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