SMALL BUSINESS AND GROWTH PLATEAUS

As a small business grows, some changes made necessary by growth are obvious while more subtle but, no less important ones often go unattended. Take for example the need for…

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THE VALUE SURPRISE IN SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

In this post I describe a frequent problem our firm encounters with founder/owners looking to sell their business. Recently a client mentioned that she was thinking of selling her existing…

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SUCCESSION PLANNING RETHOUGHT

Few issues trouble a business owner more than how they are going to exit a business at retirement, to start another business (if they are a serial entrepreneur), or to…

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WHEN FAMILY WEALTH OUTGROWS THE FAMILY BUSINESS

Transitions in a family business are difficult. Deciding how and where to grow, changing roles and responsibilities and balancing emotions and egos are all transitions which are amplified in a…

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THE 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO DO IF YOUR ARE A WHATSAPP EMPLOYEE

The recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, at an astonishingly high valuation, brings to mind some thoughts about the challenges faced by those 53 WhatsApp employees who find themselves suddenly…

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WILL YOU BE HIT WITH ADDITIONAL TAXES DUE TO THE ACA?

In 2013 much was made of the impact of new taxes, especially those affecting high income earners, flowing out of the Affordable Care Act to aid in funding insurance coverage…

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THE G20 AND INTERNATIONAL TAX REFORM

Lawmakers seem to feel that by calling companies to testify publicly about their tax affairs they will suffer reputational damage that will cause them to change their behavior. Tim Cook,…

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THE NEW “BUSINESS-ATTRACTIVE” UK

“Have you looked at the business-attractive UK?” If someone had said that to me 10 years ago I would probably have chuckled.  Recently though I attended a webinar put on…

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IRS TARGETING HURTS MORE THAN JUST CONSERVATIVES

Recent news headlines are filled with sensational revelations about alleged IRS targeting of certain conservatively oriented social welfare groups seeking tax exempt status (under IRC Section 501 (c) 4) for…

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BUILDING INTERNATIONAL TAX STRUCTURES

Business decision makers are often perplexed by tax issues, especially international ones.  While “keeping it simple” is often desirable in business the reality is that some aspects of running an…

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