Half-Retire: Keep Your Business, Ditch the Stress (Hardcover)

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Half-Retire: Keep Your Business, Ditch the Stress (Hardcover)

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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
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781642935653
ISBN-10: 1642935654
Publisher: Savio Republic
Publication Date: July 14th, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English
“Thank you for your time, attention, and expertise Jim. I’m greatly looking forward to where the journey is going to take me. I’ve never heard the paradox of delegation explained so succinctly—and I realize that I’ve always been my own greatest obstacle.”
— John Donlon, GoldCoast Mortgage

“You have worked hard for many years to build your business, it's successful but it’s just not fun anymore. How do you stop doing the things you don’t enjoy, focus on the things you love, and reduce the amount of time you spend on your business without sacrificing your income and all the value that you have created? The answer is: read this book. Jim’s six-step system outlines exactly what you need to do to get your life back and keep your business.”
— John Spence, one of the top business and leadership experts in the world

“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

“I own a small engraving and awards business in Vermont and I liked Jim’s book so much I gave it to a friend too. Very worthwhile! Now that I’ve read the book, I have a plan. Thank you!”
— Margi Brownfield Swett, Owner/Engraver, Vermont Awards & Engraving, Inc.

Half-Retire is both an easy read and very insightful. I actually read it twice. The first time through was on an airplane and then sitting on a beach in Florida just to get the main ideas. The second time through I read it more methodically and carefully so I could take notes and think about implementation. Probably the biggest ‘aha’ moment for me was when I read the chapter on owner Jenga and fractionalization. It now makes sense to me why I have been unable to successfully delegate certain business functions and hence I keep on working as many hours as I do today. Having said that, I’m starting down the path of owner Jenga and will attempt to fractionalize something soon. Wish me luck! The last few chapters on ‘setting the autopilot’ seem helpful to create the vision of what success looks like in Half-Retirement. I am not even close to there yet, but having a vision for where I am going is helpful. Highly recommend the book to any business owner. I bought ten copies and gave them to other business owners who are friends of mine. Over lunch one day we all decided to do a book study on Half-Retire (also over lunch) once a month for six months.”
— Mark Schuetz