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Taxes, Taxes, Taxes - What You Need To Know When You Sell Your Business

Taxes_Taxes_Taxes._What_You_Need_To_Know_When_You_Sell_Your_Business.pngWell there’s even more than taxes that you need to know about when it’s time to sell your business. Too often I hear financial planners make presentations about a business owner client and it isn’t very accurate.

First know the value of your business.

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Topics: financial planning, exit planning, business sale taxes


Business Owners - Do You Really Want To Work For Someone Else

Work_For_Someone_Else.pngI truly hope the answer to that question is a rousing no! Not that it’s a bad thing to work for others, it’s just that you’ve spent years working for yourself.

You’ve spent all of that time giving orders and now you’re considering taking orders from someone else? To me that surely sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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Topics: exit planning, succession planning, financial planning for business owners


The 5 Secrets Of Behavioral Finance You Need To Know

5-Secrets-Of-Behavioral-FinanceEven in the exit planning process.

When you look at the term behavioral finance I bet you’re thinking about investments. In many cases you would be correct in thinking this.Behavioral finance also has some really good applications when it comes to selling your business. Here are a few for you to consider.

 

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Topics: exit planning


7 Financial Questions You Need To Answer Before leaving Your Business

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You've spent a career building a great business. You might have been at it for twenty, thirty or more years. It's now time for you to start thinking about the next stage in your life.

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Topics: exit planning


Discounted Cash Flow Is Evil

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I find it amusing when someone tells me about their business buyer using discounted cash flow as a method to value their business. When I hear this, I know there is a very good chance the buyer is going to get a great deal and the acquisition will financially fail.

If you’re curious about my opinion, then you’ll just have to read on.

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Topics: exit planning


Get Ready For Retirement By Planning Now

retirement,_nowRetirement is one of the biggest changes you’re ever going to make.  Too often I see people retire, then wish they never did it.  They’ve not thought through some of the changes that are likely to happen. 

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Topics: retirement planning, retirement, exit planning


The Greatest Buy/Sell Plan Ever

business_ideaIt’s really simple.  Include your spouse while you’re making the plan.  It’s not a hard thing to do, it just takes courage.

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Topics: exit planning, spouse, business development


Finally An Excellent Solution To Leaving Your Business?

business_exit_planningI spend lots of time talking to owners of private companies like you who aren’t sure how they’re going to leave their business.  You might think that you want to sell your company to an outsider….someone who can pay you lots of cash.  You also might find that after a conversation with someone like me you realize your business isn’t going to get you the cash you thought.

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Topics: exit planning, business exit planning, selling


Do You Know How Buyers Look At Your Business?

Exit_planningI’m often asked what a business is worth.  I’ve gotten pretty good at giving you an estimate about how a buyer might look at your business.

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Topics: exit planning, selling, strategic planning


Is Your Business Sale Ready? Tips from a Vermont Financial Advisor

No, I’m not saying is your business going to be sold tomorrow.  I’m assuming it’s not.  I’m asking whether your business is sale ready.  Sale ready is when your business could be sold but you’re not interested at this time.

A sale ready business is when you’ve become operationally irrelevant.

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Topics: exit planning, business exit planning, selling


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