Let’s face it. We’re in a “Brave New World” now. And in this Brave New World, I’m sure you’d agree it’s CRITICAL to protect your business from thieves. You want the tools to help you keep what you make and not end up losing all your hard earned wealth while watching others feast on the spoils of your labor.
Imagine how you’d feel knowing everything you were about to lose everything you’d worked for. You’d hardly sleep at night. Your marriage may not last. Your mental health would be shot.
In this article, we show you the FORMIDABLE tactics of an asset protection strategy designed to fortify your business & hard earned wealth so you REPEL all invaders seeking to attack your castle and reap where they haven’t sown.
Disclaimer: All the content below is for information and educational purposes only. We do provide advice. Please see a licensed specialist in this area who can help you implement a strategy suited for your personal circumstances.
Defending Your Assets From Ravaging Thieves
Today, your mind is your greatest asset. Without a clear mind, it’s impossible to make the right decisions for you and your family’s safety. That said, the first principle to understand if you want to safely protect your business from ravaging thieves is that it requires adopting a battle-ready asset protection mindset.
You accomplish this by being educated, taking personal responsibility (sovereignty) over your assets (because the onus is on you legally if sh*t hits the fan) and from there implementing the right asset protection strategies with high quality support from professionals.
The good news is we work with the best asset protection specialists in Australia who’ve built an esteemed reputation for helping business owners and investors protect their assets from thieves, easing their paranoia and transforming it into more calmness, peace of mind and safety.
Let’s take a look at more principles to protect your assets from thieves.
Draw the Line: Separate Personal and Business Assets
When it comes to not losing wealth and protecting your assets from thieves, the core principle is to own nothing but control everything.
As soon as creditors, lawyers or thieves see assets owned in your name, they lick their lips because you’re an easy target. If John Smith runs a business that’s set up as a sole trader, he’s personally liable in the event of legal action.
By contrast, if John Smith has a separate structure for his business, John Smith Pty Ltd, John Smith the person is a separate entity to John Smith the business. If the business faces legal action, John’s personal assets remain untouched.
Let’s look at some structures one may consider today.
One of the most common tools to protect your assets from ravaging thieves is the use of trusts. A trust is a legal arrangement where a trustee holds and manages assets for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries.
By transferring your business assets to a trust, you create an additional barrier that makes it difficult for thieves to target them. Trusts can provide both asset protection and estate planning benefits, allowing you to safeguard your assets for future generations.
It’s recommended you speak to a specialist in this area to discuss your personal situation and whether a trust is appropriate for you.
(If you’d like to learn more about trusts, read introduction to trusts by Wealth Safe, the tax planning company we work with).
Multiple Ownership Structures
Another strategy to protect your assets from thieves involves the implementation of multiple ownership structures. This is a very common strategy larger businesses use – including Google, Berkshire Hathaway, McDonalds, Walmart and Virgin Group.
Let’s look at what McDonald’s has done.
Through the franchise model, McDonald’s effectively separates ownership (held by McDonald’s Corporation) from the day-to-day operations (handled by individual franchisees). This separation allows McDonald’s Corporation to protect its brand, intellectual property, and other valuable assets, while franchisees assume responsibility for the operation of their specific restaurants.
It’s cheeky, but clever. More importantly, legal.
In an E-commerce business, this could be creating a structure for your intellectual property (brand, website domain, email list, processes, etc.) and another for your daily operations (sales fulfillment, orders, supply, customer service, etc.)
Again, we’d recommend you speak to a specialist who works more for you than the government to see if this is best for your situation.
Explore Offshore Asset Protection Strategies
International structures can offer additional asset protection benefits, particularly for businesses with global operations.
Establishing an offshore company or utilizing jurisdictions with favorable asset protection laws can provide added security against potential thieves. Such structures can complicate the process for attackers and make it more challenging for them to seize your assets.
Regularly Review and Update Your Asset Protection Strategy:
Asset protection is an ongoing process. Laws are always changing, your business evolves, and thieves continue to enhance their vicious attacks on your wealth. Hence it’s crucial to regularly review and update your asset protection strategy to address new risks and challenges.
Consult with legal and financial professionals who specialize in asset protection to support you and ensure your structures and strategies remain effective and up to date.
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