Half-Retire: Keep Your Business, Ditch the Stress

Half-Retire: Keep Your Business, Ditch the Stress

by Jim Muehlhausen, JD


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Don’t sell your business. Half-Retire!

Entrepreneur and business coach Jim Muehlhausen has turned his attention to the problems facing experienced business owners. Ten years ago, business owners turning sixty-five were not selling their businesses and retiring. As Jim researched the issues, he found that owners:
1) Simply could not afford to sell the company.
2) Wanted to stay active.
3) Wanted to maintain the business for the employees.

By studying thousands of business owners, Jim saw a select few that had shifted from “working income” to “equity income.” Owners earned money by owning the business, not working in it. By collecting their best practices and augmenting them, Jim created the Half-Retire Blueprint. This step-by-step process helps business owners like you create a profitable alternative to selling your business via Half-Retirement, allowing you to shift your focus and find your balance.

“Every business owner should consider Half-Retirement if they want to get full value for all their hard work.” —Wayne Breitbarth, Author of the bestseller The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success

“Many business owners want to stay involved and active but can’t find a way to extricate themselves from day-to-day office demands. Half-Retire shows you how to transform your mindset, keep your relationships and your income, and work on your own terms.” —Bill Schley, Worldwide Marketing Expert, Author of The Micro-Script Rules

“I’ve worked in the exit community for decades and have seen business owners struggle to sell their business for enough to retire comfortably. Half-Retirement is a great solution to help business owners enjoy life and increase wealth.” —Bill Black, Host of Exit Coach Radio

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642935653
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Publication date: 07/14/2020
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Like most entrepreneurs, Jim Muehlhausen has done a little bit of everything—ranging from CPA, franchisee, attorney, business owner, consultant, franchisor, public speaker, university professor, and book author.

While still attending the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, he became the youngest franchisee in Meineke Discount Muffler history (1987–1991). After successfully selling that business, Jim founded an automotive aftermarket manufacturing concern. During his nine-year tenure with that business, the company achieved recognition from Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School and Inc. magazine in the IC 100 Fastest-Growing Businesses.

About twenty years ago, he found his true passion, serving as a consultant, business coach, and advisor to hundreds of businesses. He has conducted 10,000+ one-on-one consulting sessions with business owners around the globe. He has written two well-regarded books, The 51 Fatal Business Errors and How to Avoid Them, and Business Models for Dummies, and has contributed to publications such as Inc., The Small Business Report, Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and various business journals.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 If I Didn't Own This Place, I'd Quit 1

Chapter 2 The Fundamentals of Half-Retire 17

Chapter 3 The Unsellable Business 32

Chapter 4 Creating Magnetism 54

Chapter 5 Adopt a Half-Retire Mindset 68

Chapter 6 Let's Play Jenga! 94

Chapter 7 It's Time to Catch the Fever! 115

Chapter 8 Re-Leveraging Assets 144

Chapter 9 Setting the Autopilot 172

Chapter 10 Mastering and Enjoying Half-Retirement 192

Resources 203

People you need on your Half-Retirement team 209

Time Log 211

Jenga Assessment 212

Acknowledgments 214

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