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Finding The Exit In a Family-Owned Business

According to a recent survey[1], family-owned businesses in the United States account for over 64% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Yet, over 50% of those businesses fail to last beyond the first generation. Successful business owners who want to pass along their business to family members know there are certain “big-company” fundamentals that apply…

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Exiting Your Business

Business exit strategies can take many forms. However, there are really only two primary objectives in any deal. One, the buyer wants to MINIMIZE the consideration paid relative to the after-tax cash flow of the purchased assets or operations, and two; the seller wants to MAXIMIZE the after-tax cash proceeds from the sale. Since both…

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