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Any successful entrepreneur will tell you that it is impossible to do everything on your own. A successful business is one that delegates, outsources and invests in resources that will help meet the needs of a growing startup. When all your time and energy is being used to grow your business, someone needs to keep an eye on your personal finances. Yet, according to a study conducted by the American College of Financial Services, 6 out of 10 small-business owners have not consulted with a financial advisor.

How can a financial advisor benefit me as an entrepreneur?

1. Diversifying your retirement plan — Many small-business owners plan to eventually sell their business, using the proceeds to fund their retirement. This is not always a good retirement strategy. A financial advisor can help you to diversify your retirement investments. They can also help you develop a savings strategy designed to support your retirement goals, without risking your savings on the success of your business.

A financial advisor can also help in creating retirement accounts for your employees. They can guide you through the process of contributions and help you earn tax savings that will benefit your business in the long run.

2. Fostering growth —A financial advisor can assist entrepreneurs in charting a course for long-term success in their business. You may have a plan for your business but are unsure of what steps to take next. Also, there are many financial factors to consider when growing your business, such as upgrading equipment or expanding a building. A financial advisor can simplify and guide you through this process, and help you steer your business toward the future you have planned for it.

3. Better managing of debt — Debt management is crucial for an entrepreneurial endeavor. A business that defaults on loan payments ends up compromising its image, reliability and integrity. A financial advisor for entrepreneurs can help you manage your debts, and help you utilize your business loans effectively. They can ensure that you have a plan in place to avoid missed payments, ensuring that your credit score remains favorable for future lending.

Talk to a ProVise CFP® professional about financial advising for your small business

At ProVise Management group, our CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals can get to know you and your current financial circumstances, goals, risk tolerance and personal values to help you develop a plan that works for you. We can also create a written plan for you at a fiduciary standard of care. All our written plans come with an unconditional money-back guarantee. If you are unhappy with your written plan, you can return it to us, and we will refund 100% of the fee paid.

Are you ready to talk to a professional about planning for the future of your business? Contact ProVise today to schedule a complimentary consultation.