Category: Business
Publication date: August 11, 2020
Extent: 216 pages

The Beginning of the End

A practical guide to retirement preparation for the small business owner

Dr Terri Bourne

Ways to buy

Paperback and eBook Bundle

Book description


It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to exit your business.

The Beginning of the End guides you step by step through thinking about your options and preparing both mentally and financially, to setting up your business to sell as simply and profitably as possible.

As you discover more about your business’s potential, you may decide to take an alternative route to retirement – fretirement, retiring from your business without selling it. This book helps you to consider all your options.

Dr Terri Bourne, entrepreneurship expert and business owner for over 20 years, shares her experience and insights to assist business owners in successful retirement and exit planning.


This book has come at the perfect time for me. I’ve been thinking about how to approach retirement for a couple of years and it’s really helped to focus my thinking. There’s a wealth of practical advice to help me prepare myself and my business for the next phase. It’s also given me options I hadn’t thought of, like ‘fretirement’, which is when your business works for you but you don’t have to do the work. I’d recommend this book even if you’re not ready to retire yet because it helps set up your business and gets you in the right frame of mind for when it is on the cards.

As a business owner that is “winding down” I got enormous value from reading this supportive and insightful guide
Here is an easy but compelling read that takes you by the hand and leads you through the vital questions you must ask yourself to decide on your best move.
You will learn things about yourself, and what work really means to you. Then you can explore what each option really means to you and some intriguing possibilities for your future.
Whatever you choose you will find useful tips and support to make it happen

Edition information

Paperback 9781788601887 August 11, 2020 £12.99
Ebook 9781788601870 August 11, 2020 £7.99
Paperback and eBook Bundle £14.99