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Transfer Your Business And Avoid The Deal Killer: Taxes
When you started your business, you may have had issues on your mind other than choosing the best corporate entity form for an eventual sale. Now that you are thinking about your exit, however, entity choice (C or S corporation) has become critically important. That’s...
December 5, 2016
Using Stock Appreciation Rights to Keep Key Employees
The successful growth of a business and its ability to prepare for a future sale is often dependent on keeping key employees. As a result, owners frequently resort to offering valued staff an equity interest, contingent on their remaining an employee, as an incentive to...
December 1, 2016
Eight Ways to Exit Your Company
According to Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave a lover. Not being as creative as Mr. Simon, we’ve only come up with eight ways for owners to leave their companies: Given the right circumstances, one of these paths may be appropriate for you....
November 30, 2016
The Green Tsunami
As of Tuesday, California, Massachusetts, and Nevada joined Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, along with Washington DC to legalize marijuana, pushing the percentage of Americans living in states where marijuana use is legal for adults to above 20 percent. As voters in more states embrace...
November 10, 2016
Successful Family Business Transfer
This White Paper describes a model that parents can use to pursue a successful business transfer from one generation to the next. It isn’t the only model that works, but because it depends on six carefully chosen elements, it has the potential for a successful...
October 28, 2016
3 Keys to Identifying a “Key” Employee
This article covers insights pertaining to the unique traits key employees possess, and how to spot them immediately when hiring or looking to delegate more responsibility. It depicts key attributes and moreover what those individuals look for in their careers and employers. Key employee incentive...
October 12, 2016
Transferring Wealth To Children
In their desire to pass wealth to children, business owners are no different than non-business-owning parents. Business owners are different, however, in the tools they can use to transfer wealth. Whether you own a business or not, the fundamental questions are the same: Business owners...
May 23, 2016
Creating Value in Your Business to Get Top Dollar When You Leave It
Did you ever wonder why one business has buyers lined up willing to pay top dollar while another sits on the market for months, or even years? What do buyers look for in a prospective business acquisition? There are many opinions about what attributes or...
April 28, 2016
Transferring Your Company to Key Employees
Owners wishing to sell their businesses to management, (key employees), face one unpleasant fact: their employees have no money. Nor can they borrow any—at least not in sufficient quantity to cash out the owner. As a result, each transfer method described in this White Paper...
April 15, 2016