When you decide to close your business, whether the decision is based on plans for retirement or economic factors, taking a deliberate, methodical approach to dissolve a business is very important.
The tax returns serve as a legal, objective verification of the amounts that you claim your business has earned. A potential buyer will want to see federal income tax forms that document your company’s gross sales as well as its net profit or loss.
Like any small business owner, you want to know how much your business is worth. Once you receive an estimate, the next question may be, “how was this calculated?” A multiple is a number you would use when calculating the value of a business.
We are currently in the midst of the silver tsunami. That is, entrepreneurs aged 55–73 years old who are part of the Baby Boomer generation, are now retiring from their businesses or are currently in the stage of transitioning their businesses.
Preparing to sell your business can be an emotional rollercoaster ride, and the last thing you may consider during this time is selling your business to a competitor.
In the spring of 2020, I heard a story on the radio about baby boomers that want to retire yet are struggling with exiting their small businesses. As an entrepreneur, this struck me as odd – how can this be an issue? A few hours later I was searching online for more information and was shocked at the magnitude of the issue.
No one expects it but unforeseen circumstances do happen and cause major disruptions to your ability to run a business. So if these situations happen, do you have a plan?
Most small business owners aim to sell their business someday. According to a PNC Bank survey, 78% of owners plan to sell their business to fund between 60% to 100% of their retirement.
Running your business takes a lot, often there is little time for much beyond the day-to-day while...