Buy a Business with 401k

How You Can Buy A Business With 401k or IRA Funds

For Those of You People Out There Who Have a Few Bucks In Your 401K or IRA, and Want To Buy A Business with 401k funds, this Article Is Exactly What You Have Been Looking For.

Buy A Business with 401k

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Over thirty years ago the ERISA Act created IRAs and 401(k) plans to allow investors to control their retirement savings, in contrast to traditional pension plans.

Besides investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds, tax payers can also use these savings – which are excluded from taxes – toward financing their own business.

Using retirement funds to start up or purchase a business has become more popular since 2001, when the dot-com bubble burst and made stocks less attractive and sent hundreds of downsized executives out looking for something else to do.

Today, more and more taxpayers are cashing in their retirement accounts and placing these funds into a very specific type of trust that provides the beneficiary with the ability to use this money to make an equity contribution in a business in exchange for the trust holding a relatively high percentage of ownership in that business.

These people feel that they can get a greater return on their life savings by investing in their own business and adding in some sweat equity, and end up with a larger nest egg upon retirement.

These trusts are being organized so they can comply with the rules of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and be classified as a Qualified Trust so they can receive certain benefits under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service.

One of these benefits is that the individual who withdraws his or her retirement money from a recognized tax-exempt retirement plan, like a 401(k), will not be subject to any IRS penalties for early withdrawals.

Another benefit is the opportunity to start a business debt-free by not having to borrowing start up capital and having the burden of note and interest payments.

When startup companies are financed with equity from outside sources it can be the most expensive avenue of financing because the company is worth so little.

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How To Buy a Business With Other Peoples Money

How To Buy a Business With Other People’s Money –

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If You Find A Business You’d Like To Buy, But Are Short of Cash,  Invent It by Using “Other People’s Money.”

The following information is from
• Use the seller’s assets. As soon as you buy the business, you’ll own the assets–so why not use them to get financing now?

Buy through co-op. If you can’t afford the business yourself, buying with a partner or co-op.

Use an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). ESOPs offer you a way to get capital immediately by selling stock in the business to employees.

• Lease with an option to buy. Just like in buying a home, some sellers will let you lease a business with an option to buy.

• Assume liabilities or decline receivables. Reduce the sales price by either assuming the business’s liabilities or having the seller keep the receivables for a specific time.

There is no limit to the amount of strategies you can come up with on how to buy a business with other people’s money.

This link to the article titled “How To Buy a Business” in Entrepreneur Magazine touches on a few of them – you can read the article in its entirety by clicking the link:

If you’d like to explore options and discuss strategies on other ways you can learn how to buy businesses with other people’s money, feel free to contact me via email.

How about you …. please share an idea of your own in the comments section.


How To Get Rich Flipping Businesses

How To Get Rich Flipping Businesses

I wrote an article and posted it on website a while back and have been getting slammed with phone inquiries and email requests for more information. Below is a copy/paste of the article with a few grammatical corrections.

Well worth the read ….. to see the original article and go to The Self Employed website, click the link:

how to get rich flipping businesses photoBy: Paul Forsberg (Originally Published 10.27.2014 on

Flipping Businesses is much easier than real estate for a variety of reasons, and in this brief article I am going to outline and touch on a few of them.

Below is a list of 5 advantages in dealing with businesses instead of real estate:

  1.  Very little competition:You are not competing with every Tom, Dick and Harry who watches Flip This House, or a late night TV Infomercial guaranteeing instant overnight success in real estate.
  2.  Seller Financing: Statistically, 84% of owners will carry back some or all of the financing, so locating money for the deal is right there at your fingertips.
  3.  Immediate Cash Flow:If you pick the right deal you get cash flow the very next day.
  4.  Fast Turn Around: Most businesses that are currently operating at a loss can be made profitable within in 60 to 90 days
  5.  You Control The Outcome:In a business, you control about 85% of what happens. Your results are not dictated by government housing regulations or bank loan rates.

A business is totally under Your control. You pull the strings and You control it.
You also get cash flow, tax write-offs, incentives, and a whole host of other immediate benefits.

You can’t say that about real estate market. Not in Land, Not in Houses, and not in Commercial Real Estate either.

No other investment in the world gives you so much power and control over the outcome.
In the business of business flipping you are the master of your destiny. The opportunities are everywhere.

The biggest problem when it comes to investing in businesses is this:

How-To Information about Flipping Businesses is Hard To Come By. It is a closely guarded secret because those doing it are making so much money, they don’t want to train the competition. How To Information about real estate investing is easy to come by because many of the people selling information don’t have a clue how to make money in the real estate business and need to sell how to information to pay the bills.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau – Every year,

  •  There are approximately 2,000,000 businesses in America
  • Every year, 470,000 of them close their doors for one reason or another.

About 60% of the businesses out there are not worth looking at, but the remaining 40% equals an enormous amount of businesses available for purchase with little or no competition!

AND…Get This:

According to several studies, roughly 1/3 of all US companies are owned by people over 55 years old, and 76% of them are expected to sell and retire, or close within the next 10 – 15 years. When you get right down to is, the numbers are staggering and opportunities are abundant. In a recent study performed by the largest business for sale websites in the world:

  • 97% of business owners 65 and over plan on selling within the next 5 years. When asked for an expected timeline,
  • 57% of them plan on selling within 6 months
  • 81% of them plan on selling within the next 12 months.

That means an enormous amount of businesses are about to come on the market.

One of the most common mistakes a business owner does when they begin thinking of getting out is they lose interest in the business and management begins to slip. When this happens revenue begins to decrease, and the business begins in a downward spiral.

This creates an enormous opportunity for people like you and me because, when a company is established, has a customer base and is managed poorly, it can be turned around rapidly with minimal work. Business opportunities like this are all over the place. Owners working in their business who lose interest and just want out.

All you need to do is step in there, make a few changes, and increase revenue and profits. Then you get to decide if you want to keep it for cash flow, or sell it for a big payday and go get another one.

All business is the same. They all operate the same way – the only difference is the product you deliver. No matter what business it is. The only difference between a manufacturing business in Detroit, a restaurant in Florida, and a Tug Boat operation in the Gulf of Mexico is the product they produce and deliver. They all need customers, they all need marketing, they all need competent management, they all need systems, and they all need customer follow up.

All you need is a methodical process to identify the obvious and a checklist to Identify Deficiencies, Uncover Hidden Assets, Capitalize on Opportunities, and then immediately take action.

Will Flipping Businesses Make You Rich?

I will not promise you that you’ll make millions over night or something foolish like that.
But I do know that buying and flipping businesses delivers a much better return on your investment, can provide immediate cash flow and return, gives you more control over circumstances and outcomes, are easier to finance, much easier to come by, and there is no competition!


Paul Forsberg is a Business Consultant and provides Intermediary Services in Florida. 
He is in and out of businesses all of the time. Buying, Selling, Consulting, arranging succession plans, mergers & acquisitions, business valuations, and providing intermediary services for those who want to buy a business.

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