Collaborative Post | Regardless of how far off your retirement is, it’s never too early to start thinking of your long-term plan.
If you’re a business owner, you want to make sure your company is in the best possible condition ready for when the time comes to hang up your hat.
For those of you who are growing your own business, whether you wish to sell it off or pass it down as a legacy, here are five things you can do to prepare it for your retirement.
1. Build your brand
Building up a strong brand before you start preparing for retirement is essential for creating a firm customer base and appealing to potential buyers.
Increasingly, customers are finding new brands to engage with on social media, and research indicates that 90% of consumers are more likely to be loyal to brands that they follow on various social platforms.
If you’ve not found the time to establish your online presence yet, create the role for it within your company, or even farm out your social media activity to a digital marketing agency.
2. Expand while you can
Establishing solid growth is a great way to appeal to buyers, strengthen your legacy, and create a strong retirement nest egg to enjoy.
Take every opportunity to grow that you can, and make the most of the various software available to take some of the workload off your hands.
For example, companies such as Oleeo provide expert recruitment software designed to handle high volume hiring while still maintaining quality and diversity in your candidates.
3. Take park in your local community
Being active in your local community is a great way to build a name and business that lasts long after you’ve retired.
In fact, studies show that more than half of customers shop locally at least once a month.
Getting your name out in your local community is a fantastic way to start your growth and create a loyal base. Take part in local charities and causes and get your name out there. If you show your customers that you care about the community, then they’re more likely to care about your company.
4. Consult with financial experts
Receiving the advice of experts more knowledgeable than yourself is essential.
If you’re preparing to sell your business, then consult with a financial advisor. Not only can they prepare your company for sale, but they can also advise you on how to best manage your stocks and shares.
Ensuring that you have a good retirement nest egg in place and making sure your company’s financials are up to scratch is a must before you leave.
5. Have an exit plan in place
Regardless how far off you are from your retirement, it’s a good idea to have a plan for how you’re going to eventually wind down.
And, as the time gets closer, talk to your employees, and reassure them that you’re going to leave them in good, well vetted hands.
Are you a business owner who has recently retired? Share your tips in the comments below!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post
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