It can be difficult to wrap your head around the concept of retirement when you are a relatively young adult. After all, when you first start out you are probably more concerned about gaining a foothold when you are about accumulating resources for retirement.
However, this mentality is to be put behind you as soon as possible. Large numbers of Americans will never retire because of a lack of planning, and the fact is that you have to set goals and execute long-term discipline to reach them.
The above is true for people who are employees of companies, and it is also true for small business owners. If you are the owner of a small business you have to consider things that others do not, including an exit or succession strategy.
How you intend to exit the business is going to impact the way that you proceed over the years as you are operating the business.
Some people know that their businesses won’t hold a lot of value because they are driven by talents of the owners. Concerns like a contracting company or a professional practice could fit this description.
These people will have to plan differently than someone who has a business that will indeed hold significant value. Whether you want to sell the business or keep it in the family is another thing to consider.
Long-term planning is the key to a successful exit. To discuss strategies with an expert, simply take a moment to arrange for a consultation with an experienced and savvy Hartford retirement planning lawyer.
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