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13th August 2018
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  • Unless its very profitable and can run independently without you i don't think you should to rely on the sale of the business.
    Pay yourself wages AND super and if possible buy your business premises through a self managed super fund.
    Regardless of the future of my business and eventual sale price i will have the rent coming in each month to fund a large portion of my retirement income. Apart from future tax advantages there are also lots of positives renting from yourself.

  • No way! That's what investment and extra super contributions are for.
  • No. Our family trust has invested in real estate for the last 20 years ready for my retirement. To rely on the sale of your business to live in retirement is a scary thought. You are relying on finding someone who thinks the business is a good investment and will pay you what you think its worth. You have to hope that someone hasn't got a better or similar business and are asking for less money. Generally buying a business is a buyers market. 
  • Fact is few owner operators pay due attention to building the worth of their business so come time to sell they are most often disappointed with the outcome. Many are not able to find a buyer and most receive less than the $ they expected. If the answer to the above question is "yes" then even if you only opened the doors today start planning for your exit now.
    (Michael, AS Fisher & Co).
  • Of course, if I am still operating the business at the time I retire, then of course the procceds of the sale will go towards my retirement. If I sell earlier (assuming it has value) then the proceeds would probably go into my super which in turn should contribute towards our pension.
  • Daft question, I am not relying on the proceeds but hopefully the funds would contribute towards my overall retirement funds, together with my other investments.
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