By Odaro Aisueni, CFP®, Wealth Planning Administrator As a small business owner, you’re likely so immersed in the routine functions of your business that you haven’t yet put much thought into the day you leave it behind. In fact, most small business owners have so much purpose t …
By Elizabeth Schanou, JD, CExPTM , Senior Wealth Planner Succession planning – or more accurately “business exit planning” – is a critical process that has weighty implications for small business owners. There are two key goals: You want to ensure a seamless transition that will pres …
The business succession process isn’t a “rainy day” task. It’s a living process that you should start as soon as possible. You’ve probably given it some thought and almost figured out how you want to transition your business, but an “almost” succession plan is no plan at all. Fill in the f …
Wondering how to sell your business? We’ve broken down the steps you should take when creating an exit plan and ultimately moving forward with selling your business.
Wondering what your business is worth? Before you start your succession plan or think about how to sell your business, you need a business valuation.
Most business owners put the succession planning process off too long. So, when should you begin succession and exit planning? Find out in our latest blog.
When should you start planning your exit strategy? If you’re a business owner, your exit path should already be on your mind, no matter how far away it might be.
The transition from entrepreneur to investor can be a bumpy road, especially if you stumble over some common missteps. Learn what to watch out for and what steps you can take to become a more savvy investor.
By Craig Lemoine, Ph.D., CFP®, Director of Consumer Investment Research At their most basic level, executive compensation plans are designed to attract, retain and motivate top talent and leadership. But truly successful plans are designed to be much more than providing a high salary to a k …
By Brady Marlow, CFP®, AEP®, CAP®, CPWA®, CExP, Wealth Strategist Many business owners are so consumed with growing their business that they have trouble planning for a successful exit. Not just how to eventually exit, but how to do it successfully.
Companies have several tools they can deploy in order to retain top talent, and one that is gaining traction is incentive stock options, or ISOs. Much like non-qualified stock options (NSOs), ISOs are a form of equity compensation in private or public companies.
Business Succession Planning Checklist
You remember your first day of business. But what about your last day? Succession planning is more complex than it may seem. Our guide walks you through the details.