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The Big-Time Benefits Of Hiring Your Kids

One of the biggest benefits of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and support them to save for their future. In return, you get employees who have a […]

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Avoid Making 3 Common Mistakes When Choosing Your Successor

Choosing the person to take over your business after you exit isn’t about selecting someone who’s exactly like you or even selecting someone you like. The most important thing is that you choose someone who’s not only well-qualified for the role, but who also has the vision and skills to lead your company into the […]

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4 Tips for Running a Business With Your Spouse—Without Ruining Your Marriage

Going into business with your spouse or romantic partner can be an amazing opportunity—but it can just as easily be an absolute nightmare. Regardless of how amazing your love life may be, there’s no guarantee you’ll be equally compatible in a working relationship. And if things don’t work out, it has the potential to wreck […]

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Life Insurance For Your Business: What You Should Know

As a business owner, your family members aren’t the only ones who could be devastated by your death. Should something happen to you, your team, partners, and clients could all face disastrous consequences. To address this risk, you should seriously consider investing in life insurance. As we pointed out in a previous post, having the […]

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Here’s How to Protect and Capitalize On Your IP—Part 2

Intellectual Property (IP) is an integral part of many of today’s companies’ overall value. Indeed, studies show that up to 80% of the value of a typical business is IP, and as of 2020, more than 84%—$19 trillion—of the S&P 500’s market cap is represented by intangible assets like IP. However, even the biggest corporations […]

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3 Tips for Effective Business Succession Planning: How Will You Exit?

You’ve most likely dedicated significant time and energy to visioning your business, executing your vision, and even writing up a business plan for the growth of your business. Yet far fewer business owners put the same amount of effort into planning for their company’s continued success following their retirement, death, or incapacity. Not planning for […]

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An Exit Strategy Enhances Your Business (and Legacy) Building

Exiting your business isn’t a decision to be made lightly. It may have been something you were considering before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, or it could have been something that you’ve had to reckon with because of shelter-in-place orders. Maybe your business had already been struggling, and you’ve had to come to terms with your […]

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4 Estate Planning Documents No Entrepreneur Should Be Without

Though most entrepreneurs understand the value of effective business planning, fewer are aware of the critical role estate planning plays in their company’s success. Yet considering what would happen to your business upon your death or in the event of your incapacity is one of the single-most important things you can do for your business. […]

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The New Tax Law Makes Hiring Your Kids Smarter Than Ever

One of the biggest advantages of running a family business is being able to employ your minor children. By hiring your kids, you have the opportunity to teach them the value of hard work, give them experience managing money, and allow them to save for their future. In turn, you get workers who have a […]

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Protect Your Business and Family Through a Living Trust

While various types of insurance can protect your business from lawsuits and other liabilities, perhaps the greatest liability of all—especially if you’re the sole owner of your business—is what could happen to your company when you die or if you should become incapacitated by accident or illness.  To ensure your business—and the income it provides […]

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How Will The Coming Wealth Transfer Affect Your Family and Business?

With more and more Baby Boomers reaching the later stages of seniorhood, the media is abuzz over what’s being called “The Great Wealth Transfer.” This refers to the coming intergenerational transfer of wealth that will occur over the next few decades, as Boomers die and pass on their wealth to younger generations. Because no one […]

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