Posts by Scott Brittman

Loss of Key Talent – You The Owner

Three issues confront a company whose owner dies or becomes disabled prior to a planned exit: Continuation of ownership; Company’s...

Death and Taxes vs. Preserving Wealth: The Final Exit Planning Contest

Full disclosure: Wealth preservation planning can’t help any of us cheat death, but it can help business owners avoid taxes...

My Lawyer Told Me Not To Do It

When Dennis Brandenton called his accountant to complain about his attorney’s warning not to consider a transfer to his child...

Either You Have It, or You Don’t

Business owners planning for a successful future should always begin by identifying and understanding their primary objectives for themselves, their...

Business Continuity Planning for Co-Owners

Imagine that on the eve of your wedding, you make a plan to divorce your spouse, on friendly terms, in...

Exits Are Inevitable, Failure Is Not: Planning a Successful Exit

We understand that business owners are so busy addressing today’s economic challenges that they can overlook the critical task of...

Looking for Financial Clues to your Exit Readiness

Where to start?  Business owners who have not been through an Exit Planning process, and many of them have not,...

Former Business Owners Express No Regrets About Selling Out

“I can’t play golf every day.” “My wife wants to see more of me — but not at every breakfast,...

What Is Your Business Really Worth?

For many owners, the answer to one question determines whether they can leave their companies: “How much money will I...

Maintain Control, Save on Taxes, and Set Fair Value Using a Buy-Sell Agreement

There is a strong case for creating a Buy-Sell Agreement for co-owned businesses. If owners agree about how to appraise...

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