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When Is It Time To Sell A Family Owned Business?

Family Owned Business (FOB) Owners‘ most difficult decision is deciding to sell. In many cases they ignore some market dynamics that suggest difficult times ahead. Those difficult times often result in a significant drop in the value of the business. This article from The Exit Strategist Newsletter helps you to find some of those signals. For …

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A Look At U.S. Family Owned Businesses – Is Transition An Issue?

The greatest part of America’s wealth lies with family owned businesses (FOB’s). Family firms comprise 80 to 90% of all business enterprises in North America. Family businesses are thriving but succession risks are higher than ever with more FOB’s finding leadership from outside the family. The largest FOB in the US is Wal-Mart Inc. http://blog.intuit.com/employees/keepin-it-in-the-family/#ixzz2HSCPCMXA Related …

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From Electrifying To Petrifying! Amazing BBC Infographic On The Next 150 years…

Within 3 years – The first immortal mouse created (odds 6/1) In 5 years time – People touch each other through their phones (odds 100/1) Within 100 years – Tax abolished in the USA (odds 100/1) These are some of the predictions from a serious to fanciful BBC compilation made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers …

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What’s The Expiration Date On Your Business And Other Tough Questions?

LEVERAGED WISDOM (by Richard Lavin, LeveragedWisdom.com) Tackling tough questions that keep owners of privately held businesses up at night. Two scenarios: What’s the expiration date on your business, service, product, sales process? When will your top sales person stop producing at a peak rate?  Is your customer base no longer loyal?  As CEO, if you are …

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The Fiscal Cliff Deal – What Does It Do and What Does It Not Do?

Here is what the bill does: Tax rates increase for families with income > $450,000 and individuals > $400,000. Unchanged below those levels. The wealthiest to pay 20% on capital gains and dividends. 15% for everyone else. 40% Estate tax for the wealthy. Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and the American Opportunity Tax …