Business owners are increasingly considering their timelines and options for a business transition. Consistent with prior years, that transition event is frequently a sale due to supply and demand factors. The majority of businesses are owned by baby boomers who are rapidly approaching the age of retirement. A financial crisis and pandemic in the last…

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become an influential business strategy as leaders look for opportunities to accelerate growth and gain market share. As these transactions happen in a more condensed time frame than ever, all parties are rushed to perform proper due diligence. Don’t let a merger or acquisition void your insurance coverage, The following…

Good morning Jack, Sometimes you have good conversations but not too many are great ones.  I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday’s call and it is unusual to find someone who has a track record and the competence that you display as it relates to your practice. Please let me know how you would like to proceed as…

Many business owners wonder, “What will I do after I sell my business?” While most envision travel, or golf, etc., many fail to understand that they will likely have to stay on board for months or even a couple years to transition the business to the new owners. This period can be hard for many…

By Rob Milrod Traditional banks must actively plan for change as the digital divide grows.The marketplace has evolved, and traditional, legacy-driven banks need to follow suit by upgrading technology through partnerships. One in 10 banks are in the process of developing a banking-as-a-service (BaaS) strategy and another 20% are considering one. Why? Embedded finance, which…

Among President Biden’s tax proposals is an increase in the long-term capital gain tax rate from 20% to the top ordinary tax rate (37% for 2021 or 39.6% for 2022) for taxpayers with adjusted gross income (AGI) over $1 million. At the time of the publication of this blog, it is unclear if this change, if enacted,…

Program produced by XPX New Jersey. When SPACs Attack The New Jersey chapter is excited to continue our programming year with another thoughtful and insightful meeting. Our chapter is growing and welcoming professional advisors who help business owners plan for a successful exit. As we continue to examine many of the different planning considerations and…

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“I should demote myself!” joked the head of sales. “It looks like I am better at selling than at managing a sales team.” We were looking at his team’s individual sales numbers. He was selling more when he was a regular salesperson than his whole team today. We too often promote the wrong person into…

Effective March 12, 2024, New York Labor Law prohibits employers from requiring employees and job applicants to provide information about their personal accounts. If you think this sounds familiar, you are right. This idea has been in place in various states for years; now New York is joining in! Under the new legislation, “personal accounts”…

Unlocking Retirement Savings to Fund a New Business Many people have dreams of starting a business but lack the capital or funding needed to launch their new business ideas. It’s true: It costs money to start a business. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) says that how to fund a business is one of the…

In order for your family business to outlive its founder, careful succession planning is a must. That means finding the most frictionless way to pass both leadership and ownership from one generation to the next. While some family business dynamics lend themselves to smooth and simple succession, others hit bumps in the road. One of…

Accurate Asset Assessment for Fair Distribution: When planning an estate, one of the primary concerns is ensuring a fair and equitable distribution of assets among beneficiaries. A professional valuation provides an accurate and unbiased assessment of the true value of all assets, including real estate, investments, businesses, and personal property. This is essential to avoid disputes…

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