Why a thoughtless exit strategy could be disastrous

  • by kaibizzen
  • Aug 03, 2023
  • Blog

Retirement is a significant milestone in life that many of us look forward to. It’s a time to relax, pursue hobbies, spend time with loved ones and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

However, to ensure a comfortable and worry-free retirement, it’s crucial to have a strategic retirement plan in place.

After all, at Kaibizzen, we believe that a business is someone’s best cash-generating asset and we’ve seen that proved time and time again.

FACT: Did you know that between 2016-17 and 2018-19 the government pension remained the main source of income for most retirees?

Business owners often struggle with cash flow due to various factors…

One common reason is poor financial management, including inadequate budgeting and cash flow forecasting. Additionally, delayed customer payments, unexpected expenses and inventory management issues can cause disruptions. Inadequate sales or marketing strategies, economic downturns and industry-specific challenges can also impact cash flow. In other cases, heavy reliance on credit or loans, mismanagement of accounts payable and receivable, and insufficient working capital can be contributing factors.

The lack of contingency planning for unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters or pandemics can further strain cash flow, and many business owners experienced this during Covid-19.

Overall, effective financial planning, proactive management and adaptability are crucial for business owners to maintain healthy cash flow – this is something we specialise in at Kabizzen and it all comes down to clarity.

Clarity is essential for business owners because it provides a clear understanding of their goals, vision and direction – elements we look at in all elements of your life, from business to leisure.

When business owners have clarity, they can effectively communicate their objectives to their team, clients and stakeholders.

Clarity helps in making informed decisions, setting priorities and allocating resources efficiently. It also enables business owners to identify and seize opportunities, navigate challenges and adapt to changing market conditions.

With clarity, business owners can stay focused, motivated and aligned with their purpose, leading to increased productivity, growth and success.

When it comes to your end goal (or your retirement plan), having peace of mind is priceless and this leverages off maximizing your retirement benefits and assets which allows you to undertake legacy planning and have flexibility in your retirement.

One of the primary reasons to have a strategic retirement plan is to achieve financial security during your golden years. Without a plan, you may find yourself struggling to make ends meet or relying solely on government benefits. A retirement plan helps you determine how much money you will need, set aside assets and invest wisely to grow your nest egg.

It allows you to take control of your financial future and ensures you have enough funds to maintain your desired lifestyle throughout retirement.

You can learn more about Kabizzen’s work in clarity coaching and planning for the long-term here, or contact us to see if Kaibizzen is the right fit for your business coaching needs.

02 Oct

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