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  • Writer's pictureJim Parks, CFP, AIF

Are you living the American Dream?

In a late March survey, conducted by an accounting technology firm, small business owners were asked if they were living the American Dream. Two-out-of-three small business owners said they were, although they thought the “American Dream” was changing. Small business owners said their American dream includes:

  • Being self-made,

  • Owning a business,

  • Being financially comfortable, and

  • Providing for their families.

They also want to:

  • Provide for the future,

  • Pay off a mortgage,

  • Push for good causes,

  • Give employees health and retirement benefits, and

  • Pay employees higher wages.

According to the IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Division, there are 57 million small business owners and self-employed taxpayers that have businesses with less than $10 million in assets. Over the past 25 years, small businesses have accounted for two of every three jobs created in the United States, reported the Small Business Administration.

If you’re a small business owner and you would like some help with spending, saving, tax, or retirement strategies, let us know. We’re happy to help.


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