Financial

The Seven Step Exit Planning Process

Seven Step Exit Planning Process

There is a “recipe” for creating a successful intergenerational transfer. It isn’t the only recipe that works, but because it depends on six carefully chosen ingredients, its chances for successful completion are greater than others. If any of the following six ingredients is compromised, or worse still, missing, the result will change. Ingredient 1: Parents must …

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Getting the Results You Want

Business Exit Planning

As you consider your business exit, you may find that approaching it alone is prohibitively challenging. You may also find that some of the advisors with whom you’ve worked don’t have all of the skills, tools, and strategies necessary to help you exit on your terms. While planning for your future is the key, you know that results are …

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How to Be Sure You Are Leaving Your Business in Good Hands

Business Buyer

Most business owners are considering several options for the future of the ownership of their businesses. If you’re keeping your options open, that is typical. But business owners who end up selling their businesses to an outside, unrelated buyer often report that they wish they had known more about what the sale process would be …

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Selling Your Business To A Key Employee

Selling Your Business to a Key Employee

What is a Key Employee? Key employees are those who have a direct and significant impact on business value, meaningfully participate in the business’ strategic future, and whose combination of skills and experience would be exceedingly difficult to replace. Why would you sell to you key employees? One reason you may want to sell to a key …

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Can Family Business Transfers Succeed?

Family Business Transfers

In the checkered, but always interesting, history of nepotism (as it relates to business transfer) we find that parents hope a child will take over a business for several reasons: 1. The joy of working together. (At least that’s what some owners claim.) 2. Greater employment and financial opportunities for family members than that available …

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Successful Planning Starts Much Earlier Than You Think

Succession Planning

Many business owners believe they have plenty of time to create a successful plan for the future of their businesses. Most commonly, owners think that if they give themselves a few years, they can transform their businesses into whatever they need them to be: whether that means bigger, more valuable, or more easily sold/transferred. And …

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Are you safe in the hands of financial advisors?

Did you know?If you hire a brand-name advisor, they are most likely accountable to the shareholders of their company. That means they need to focus on generating profits. So they may put the company’s interests in front of yours. In fact, it’s perfectly legal. Is that common?Is it common for brand-name advisors to put the …

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Kids learn their money values from you. Have the hard conversations with them.

Money conversations can be hard. Have them anyway. If you really want your children to have good financial habits in the future, you can’t afford to not talk to them about money now. While it’s best to start when children are young, remember, it’s never too late to get the conversation started. Even if your …

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Is Retiring Abroad the Best Choice For You?

More Americans are leaving the U.S. to chase retirement dreams abroad than ever before. Though it’s hard to estimate the exact number of expat retirees, the Social Security Administration sends over 680,000 monthly checks overseas.1 For many, the main reasons are cost or a better lifestyle – with services such as housekeeping, cooking, and home …

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You Should Freeze Your Child’s Credit. It’s Not Hard. Here’s How.

Thanks to a recent new Federal Law, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act of 2018, anyone from an infant to your great-grandmother can freeze their credit report for free (a Congressional response to the Great Equifax Hack of 2017 and the aftermath of people who struggled with costly and delayed credit freezes). …

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