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Save on Taxes By Using Multiple Entities in Business Transfer

If you're like most business owners, you're probably looking for some tax planning methods that will reduce your annual taxes. Here's an example that shows how using multiple entities in a business transfer of ownership can lower your tax burden.

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Assemble the Best Team for Business Exit Planning

When it comes to exiting your business, there's no need to take on the challenge of planning your exit alone. However, you may find that some of your existing advisors don’t have all the skills, tools, and strategies necessary to help you set up an exit on your terms. While planning for your future is the key, results are the only way to judge your business exit. Since a business exit has personal, financial, and professional considerations, you'll want to address all aspects at once.

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Exit Your Business on Your Terms with a Documented Plan

Planning your business exit can be a daunting task. Between building business value, developing capable successors, and figuring out exactly what you want to do with your life after you sell or leave, business exit planning is an easy task to put off. In my experience, business owners usually need help with exit planning if they wish to exit on their own terms.

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How to Determine Business Valuation for Buy-Sell Agreements

If you're a business owner, it's wise to educate yourself on the ins and outs of buy-sell agreements. A buy-sell agreement:

  • Establishes a plan for fair transfer of business ownership to the business' remaining owner(s)
  • Sets a clear path forward for the business
  • Assists the remaining owners with funds needed for the purchase by using life insurance

When we discuss buy-sell agreements, we often talk about what those agreements consist of, what transfer events they cover, why agreements need updating as your shareholders and company grow and change, and how decisions about whether buyouts are mandatory or optional may change. Here, let's talk about a critical component of buy-sell agreements, business valuation, and the three most common valuation methods.

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Invest in the Success of Your Business [Infographic]

Opening and growing a new business takes work, dedication, and money—sometimes lots of money. Giving your business its best chance at success requires funds to purchase equipment and supplies, pay for assistance and labor, and establish a storefront or office location. Hopefully, the payoff will be worth it, since owning a successful business offers outstanding potential returns for your invested dollars.

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