Business Owner Central You know what it takes to build a successful business. It takes vision, preparedness, skills and desire — not to mention a focused dedication to achieving your goals. If you are like most business owners, you’ve worked hard and made many sacrifices to grow your business. That’s why you should put just as much energy into protecting it as you did building it. If you are a business owner, ask yourself these important questions: Do I have a plan for my business when I retire?Is my business capable of continuing its success in the event of my or my partner’s untimely death or disability?Is my family adequately protected if something were to happen to me?Have I done everything I can to attract, retain and reward the key employees that are critical to my business? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you may want to consider implementing a formal business planning strategy. Proper planning can help you protect your business, attract and retain key employees, and help ensure that your business transfers in the manner in which you choose. No business plan is complete without a financial strategy for the unexpected. Start by exploring all your protection options. Then develop a long-term strategy that can help protect the continuity of your business should you, a partner, or key employee decide to retire, leave the business, or unexpectedly dies or becomes disabled. Most business owners spend the majority of their time working in their business instead of on their business. We can help ensure that the business protection needs that are critical to the long-term success of your business are taken care of.