Starting, owning, and operating small businesses is a roadway to wealth for many people that can be rewarding and fun. But once your small business has reached a certain level of success and value, it can be tempting to step away and take the money. But getting the cash out of your small business and its value can be a complicated step for many business owners who don’t understand the finances behind it all. It doesn’t have to be that complicated. Here are three ways that you can cash out of your small business and enjoy the wealth that you have created.
Take Out a Loan
The first way that you can cash out of your small business is to take out a loan. If you don’t want to sell your business or lose any sort of ownership over it, but you still want to access some more of the value stored in it, you always take out a loan against your business as collateral. You can then pay back that loan overtime as your business grows, often with little or no interest, giving you access to free money, since it isn’t taxed as income.
If you want to get cash out of your small business and also step away from your responsibilities as a business owner, you can then choose to sell your business. Selling your business can make sense if you are choosing to retire, or no longer find your business interesting. You can put your business up for sale and find an investor looking to purchase quickly. Businesses tend to sell within 3-6 months. Pricing your business can be difficult, so make sure you understand the real value of your business before selling and making a decision that you come to regret later down the line.
The final way that you can get cash out of your small business is to issue dividend payments through your business. If your small business is registered as a corporation, you can issue dividend payments to owners, a payment of profit relative to the size of ownership in the company. Dividends are a simple and smart way to get cash out of your small business regularly, either monthly or quarterly.
Owning a small business is just one of the many pathways to wealth. But once your small business has reached success, knowing how to access that value is a whole different beast. Follow these three tips to get access to the value stored in your business.
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