Our chances of living longer are increasing as life expectancy continue to increase. At age 65 a person’s chance of needing aged care during their remaining lifetime is 68% for females and 48% for males. Old age can be associated with declining cognitive abilities, resulting in problems when managing personal finances.
If everything goes well, for the typical small business, it provides a nice income for the owner and is then sold for a good price. The key to a successful exit here is to make sure that your business will bring a top price for its category and location.
We obviously speak to a lot of business owners about approaching retirement – as a result of recent research we now know that business owners in the 60 to 69 year age bracket represents 37% of all business owners which is a substantial increase on the 21% in 2010.
Every business owner has an inevitable day when they will no longer own their business. Ben Franklin wrote “Nothing is certain but death and taxes,” and he was right.