George and his partner have run a successful small business, a thriving HVAC company, for the past two decades. Although George has personal retirement accounts, he didn’t offer any for his employees – or himself – though his company.

08-Small-Business-RetirementHe met with his long-term Achieva Wealth Advisor to see if it made financial sense to start providing company-sponsored retirement plans for his partner and several high-level employees. He knows these plans are a great way to recruit and keep top-notch talent.

His investment advisor began by discussing the types of small business retirement plans available, including 401(k)s, SIMPLE IRAs, SEP IRAs and profit sharing plans and the pros and cons of each. They also discussed having buy/sell agreements for George and his partner. His advisor then ran a financial analysis to show the costs of these plans and if they were feasible for his company’s current situation.

Once they determined that offering a retirement plan was a good choice, the plan was set up, and George was able to offer this benefit to his key employees. In addition, the buy/sell agreement offered peace of mind that the business would contribute in the event of the passing of one of the partners.

 

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