One Thing Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know: Diversify Your Wealth
Today, more than ever, people concerned about their personal net worth and financial independence, are focusing on what investment vehicles will help them achieve their financial goals. For entrepreneurs and company owners, their wealth management picture needs to be looked at more broadly, in addition to traditional investments. We have found that most entrepreneurs have the vast majority of their net worth tied up in their business, with other assets not tied directly to the business being impacted positively or negatively by the health of their business.
One of the key paths for business owners to long-term wealth management is diversification and having a proper exit strategy in place for their business. Our services of valuing businesses help business owners plan direction for current investments within the company such as key man life insurance and other benefits. It is our goal to show every business owner that has built a successful business, that one of the top assets they have that will impact their overall net worth is the sweat equity/value they have built in their business. Knowing what a business is worth and timing of a potential exit, should help every business owner achieve top value for the years of sweat equity they have put into the business. We can show them what the business is worth and how to capture top value at the optimal time.
Greg Ponder, Senior Advisor at Viking Mergers & Acquisitions