MBA2015 Q&A Wednesday: Should I take a dividend in my business?

Your business is profiting. You’re making a living. 

But what’s in store for the long term?

It’s Q&A Wednesday, and we’ve got a listener who’s seen what can happen when you only give yourself a paycheck, and nothing more. Even long-standing businesses can fall — and when they do, the founders can walk away with next to nothing.

Which raises the question: should you be taking dividends? And if so, how much?

Balancing the need for a personal safety net with the needs of your business can be tricky. If you don’t take dividends, you can end up no more or less successful than if you stuck with a regular job. Take too much by way of dividends, and you risk slowing growth.

There are many factors at play, including the tax situation. Today, Omar shares the must-knows when it comes to dividends and entrepreneurship. Click Play!


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