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Is it time to add an outside perspective to your family business board?

Bringing on independent, objective advisors can help in making the tough decisions necessary to move your business forward.

How to build on your family’s entrepreneurial legacy – in your own way

You can enter the world of business without joining the family business. Here’s how.

Ways to pass on business knowledge after selling the family business

The sale of the family business doesn’t have to mean the end of an entrepreneurial legacy.

Early planning key to successful business transition

Early planning key to successful business transition

When giving up the reins of your company, early planning can protect you, your family and your business through the transition.

Strategies for keeping your business in the family

Strategies for keeping your business in the family

Transitioning a family business to the next generation can be complex, with both family dynamics and tax implications to consider.

3 options for transitioning your business

3 options for transitioning your business

Whether you want to keep it in the family, sell it to a third-party buyer or to employees, it’s important to start planning a business transition well before you need to.

Consider Section 1202 in the sale of your business

Consider Section 1202 in the sale of your business

One tax planning strategy to consider taking advantage of is a law known as the Small Business Stock Gains Exclusion, also referred to as Section 1202.

Selling a business: Incorporating strategic philanthropy

Selling a business: Incorporating strategic philanthropy

Charitable giving can play an important role in the sale of a business, helping to establish a legacy and maintain wealth. Here are a few common strategies, each with different tax and legacy-building benefits.

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Perspectives on business ownership

From growth strategies to succession planning tips to guidance on preparing for a sale, our insights can help you expand and protect the business you’ve built.

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