If you own a business, the best thing to do is pay yourself a salary. That is not part of the profit that can be taxed. Otherwise the business will be taxed on the profit, if you take it out, and then you will get taxed on your income. And the financial worth of a business is based on the profits, the assets, and the projected profits. If you have a business with $100,000 worth of equipment, that adds to the worth of the business.